Confirmatory factor analysis of the WMS-III in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

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  • Five competing models specifying the factor structure underlying the Wechsler Memory Scale - Third Edition (D. Wechsler, 1997b) primary subtest scores were evaluated in a sample of patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (N = 254). Models specifying separate immediate and delayed constructs resulted in inadmissible parameter estimates and model specification error. There were negligible goodness-of-fit differences between a 3-factor model of working memory, auditory memory, and visual memory and a nested - more parsimonious - 2-factor model of working memory and general memory. The results suggest that specifying a separate visual memory factor provides little advantage for this sample - an unexpected finding in a population with lateralized dysfunction, for which one might have predicted separate auditory and visual memory dimensions.
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  • Wilde NJ; Strauss E; Chelune GJ; Hermann BP; Hunter M; Loring DW; Martin RC; Sherman EMS
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  • 56
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  • 63
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  • 15
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  • 1