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Adapting the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test Extended Version (RBMT-E) for people with restricted mobility.
CLARE, L., WILSON, B.A ., EMSLIE, H., Tate, R., WATSON, P.
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39, 363-369
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The study aimed to facilitate use of the RBMT-E with people who have impaired mobility by devising substitute tasks for the route and message subtests that do not require the individual to move around, and by presenting normative data for these substitute tasks. Participants completed two parallel versions of the tasks in counterbalanced order in two test sessions approximately one week apart. Scores for each version were compared for the group as a whole and for subgroups divided according to age, gender and IQ. Based on the results, profile scores were derived for each task using box plot analysis. Substitute versions of the route and message subtests not requiring the individual to move around the test room were devised using commercially available materials. These were administered to participants along with other RBMT-E subtests. Normative data are presented in the form of mean scores for the group as a whole, for men and women, for people aged under 30, 30 to 50, and over 50, and for people with an IQ of either 90-110 or over 110. Profile score transformations for the substitute tasks are provided. Where mobility problems preclude the use of the route and message subtests of the RBMT-E, the 'model' tasks described here can be substituted and profile scores calculated. This allows clinicians to obtain a full spectrum of subtest scores for the RBMT-E with mobility-impaired patients, thus allowing the calculation of a total profile score.