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The SIMS is a 75-item, true/false screening instrument that assesses for both malingered psychopathology and neuropsychological symptoms. The instrument reduces clinician burden and increases assessment efficiency by serving as a screen for malingering and by reducing hands-on administration time. In addition to serving as a screening measure, the SIMS can be used as part of a battery of tests providing convergent evidence of malingering, rather than relying on a single instrument for diagnosis. The SIMS also is recommended as part of a comprehensive approach to evaluation alternative hypotheses for response patterns are to be considered.
|Authors||Glenn P. Smith, Professional Manual by Michelle R. Widows and Glenn P. Smith|
|Contents||SIMS Professional Manual and 25 Response Forms|
|Age Range||18 - 99 yrs|
|Time Taken||10 - 15 minutes|