by Ralph H. B. Benedict, PhD, ABCN
Purpose: Measure visuospatial memory
Age: 18 to 79 years
Time: 45 minutes timed (includes 25-minute delay)
Scoring Time: 25 minutes
Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
A measure of visuospatial memory, the BVMT-R can be used as part of a large neuropsychological battery, as a screening measure, and as a repeat measure to document changes over time.
Designed for easy administration in clinical settings or at the bedside
- Six equivalent, alternate stimulus forms consist of six geometric figures printed in a 2 x 3 array on separate pages.
- In three Learning Trials, the respondent views the stimulus page for 10 seconds and is asked to draw as many of the figures as possible in their correct location on a page in the response booklet. A Delayed Recall Trial is administered after a 25-minute delay. Last, a Recognition Trial, in which the respondent is asked to identify which of 12 figures were included among the original geometric figures, is administered.
- An optional Copy Trial may be administered to screen for severe visuoconstructive deficits and to help in scoring recall responses.
- Reliability coefficients range from .96 to .97 for the three Learning trials, .97 for Total Recall, and .97 for Delayed Recall. Test-retest reliability coefficients range from .60 for Trial 1 to .84 for Trial 3. The BVMT-R correlates most strongly with other tests of visual memory and less strongly with tests of verbal memory
Please note a stopwatch is required for administration.