Neuropsychology Review

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 203–221

Issues associated with repeated neuropsychological assessments

  • Robert J. McCaffrey
  • Holly James Westervelt

DOI: 10.1007/BF02214762

Cite this article as:
McCaffrey, R.J. & Westervelt, H.J. Neuropsychol Rev (1995) 5: 203. doi:10.1007/BF02214762


Distinguishing practice effects from other factors in repeated neuropsychological assessments are discussed in the context of research studies and clinical/forensic assessments. Potential methodological procedures for reducing the impact of practice effects in research settings are outlined. In contrast, the potential clinical utility and interpretation of practice effects in clinical assessments and forensic evaluations are highlighted.

Key Words

practice effectsregression to the meanserial assessmentsforensic evaluationsclinical assessmentsneuropsychological assessment

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. McCaffrey
    • 1
  • Holly James Westervelt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbany