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Adult Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
Memory

Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test - Extended Version (RBMT-E)
Barbara A Wilson, Linda Clare, Alan Baddeley, Peter Watson and Robyn Tate, 1998

Overview: 
Predict mild memory problems in people with 
acquired non progressive brain injury

Age Range:
16 to 65 years

Administration:
Individual - 25 to 30 minutes

The original Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (RBMT) published in 1985 was designed to predict everyday memory problems in people with acquired, non-progressive brain injury and monitor changes over time. The RBMT comprises tasks analogous to situations found in daily living that often appear troublesome for memory impaired people. 
Norms for elderly people appeared in 1989 (Cockburn & Smith); adolescent norms appeared in 1990 (Wilson, Forester, Bryant & Cockburn); and a version for children aged 5 to 10 years was released in 1991 (Wilson, Ivani-Chalian & Aldrich). Thus, norms exist for people aged 5 to 96 years. 

Given the acceptance of the RBMT in terms of its applicability to different age groups cultures and other patient groups besides people with non progressive brain injury, the authors have adapted the testís ecological principles and items to produce an extended version (RBMT-E) that can detect mild memory deficits whether due to brain damage or to the introduction of a drug or stressor. 

In order to make the RBMT-E more sensitive to mild memory impairment than its predecessor, the authors of the new test have in some cases doubled up the amount of material to be remembered, have made other items more complicated, and made the presentation of some items more complex. Two parallel versions have been developed in order to allow assessment both before and after an intervention or the administration of a drug or other procedure 


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Materials

Complete kit: Includes manual, 25 scoring sheets, 2 stimulus books, picture cards and timer
Additional copies of materials:
Scoring sheets, pack of 50