Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology™
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.
||Glenn P. Smith, Professional Manual by Michelle R. Widows and Glenn P. Smith
||SIMS Professional Manual and 25 Response Forms
||18 - 99 yrs
||10 - 15 minutes