by Jason Brandt, PhD, and Ralph H. B. Benedict, PhD
Purpose: Assess verbal learning and memory (immediate recall, delayed recall, delayed recognition)
Age: 16 to 92 years
Time: 5-10 minutes with a 25-minute delay; 2 minutes to score
Qualification Level: A
Easy to administer and score and well tolerated even by significantly impaired individuals, the HVLT-R has been validated within brain-disordered populations (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, amnestic disorders) as a measure of verbal learning and memory.
Features and benefits
- Each form consists of a list of 12 nouns (targets) with four words drawn from each of three semantic categories. The semantic categories differ across the six forms, but the forms are very similar in their psychometric properties.
- Raw scores are derived for Total Recall, Delayed Recall, Retention (% retained), and a Recognition Discrimination Index.
- The HVLT-R has high test-retest reliability, and its construct, concurrent, and discriminant validity have been well established.
Scoring software also available
The HVLT-R/BVMT-R SP provides unlimited scoring and reporting for both instruments after hand-entry of an individual’s raw scores.
- The software generates up to five reports: an HVLT-R Score Report, an HVLT-R Longitudinal Report, a BVMT-R Score Report, a BVMT-R Longitudinal Report, and an HVLT-R/BVMT-R Discrepancy Report.
- The Professional Manual Supplement provides information on the development, use, and interpretation of new scores, including reliable change scores and discrepancy scores. In addition, normative data are included for all new scores.
Note:Stopwatch is required for administration