Assessing Effort and Malingering with the Asian Client

  • Olga Cirlugea


The use of measures for the assessment of malingering with culturally diverse populations for whom validation data do not exist must be taken into consideration. In this chapter the most commonly used and/or researched measures that strive to assess for malingering are explored and research on these measures with Asians is discussed. Specifically, the Test of Memory Malingering; the Medical Symptom Validity Test and Nonverbal Medical Symptom Validity Test; Digit Memory Test; MMPI and its Chinese version and MMPI-2 and its Korean version; the Rey 15 Items; the Digit Span; the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms; and the Miller-Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test are reviewed. Finally, evidence-based recommendations are provided for the assessment of malingering with the Asian client.


Traumatic Brain Injury Digit Span Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Delay Recall Elderly Nursing Home Resident 
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