A review of virtual week for prospective memory assessment: Clinical implications

Rendell, Peter G. and Henry, Julie D. (2009) A review of virtual week for prospective memory assessment: Clinical implications. Brain Impairment, 10 1: 14-22. doi:10.1375/brim.10.1.14

Author Rendell, Peter G.
Henry, Julie D.
Title A review of virtual week for prospective memory assessment: Clinical implications
Journal name Brain Impairment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9646
Publication date 2009-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/brim.10.1.14
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 14
End page 22
Total pages 9
Editor Robyn Tate
Jacinta Douglas
David Shum
Jennifer Fleming
Place of publication Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
It is now recognised that prospective memory (PM) failures are commonly observed in clinical groups, and have important implications for functional independence. However, well-validated measures of PM have traditionally been lacking, making this construct difficult to assess in clinical practice. Rendell and Craik’s (2000) Virtual Week measure was developed as an indicator of PM, and has been shown to have good psychometric properties and be sensitive to the effects of normal and abnormal adult ageing, as well as various forms of pathology. In this article, an overview of Virtual Week’s characteristics is presented, and the literature relating to use of this measure in various populations reviewed. The potential implications of the development of a new computerised version of Virtual Week for clinical practice are discussed.
Keyword Clinical assessment
Prospective memory
Virtual week review
Delayed intentions
Everyday memory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes SPECIAL ISSUE - Prospective Memory. Guest Editorial: David Shum and Jennifer Fleming.

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