Index-based short-form of the WAIS-III with accompanying analysis of reliability and abnormality of differences

Program: SF_WAIS3.exe

This program for PCs accompany the manuscript: Crawford, J. R., Allum, S., and Kinion, J. E. (2008). An index based short- form of the WAIS-III with accompanying analysis of reliability and abnormality of differences. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47, 215-237.

Short-forms of the WAIS-III are commonly used in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. In contrast to previous short-forms of the WAIS-III, the current short-form (which uses seven subtests) provides clinicians with the same full range of analytic methods that are available when a full-length WAIS-III is used. That is, short-form scores are expressed as index scores (and percentiles) with accompanying confidence limits; the reliability and abnormality of differences between Index scores are also reported along with supplementary analysis (ie Mahalanobis distance measure of the abnormality of the overall Index score profile; the number of scores classified as abnormal together with percentage of general population expected to exhibit that number of abnormal scores, etc).

The program (SF_WAIS3.exe) scores and analyzes a seven subtest short-form of the WAIS-III.  Click here to download the program (471Kb) as an executable or here to download as a zip file (233Kb).

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The author of this software (John R Crawford) and the University of Aberdeen make no representations about the suitability of the software or about any content or information made accessible by the software, for any purpose.

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