The Revised Kendrick Battery: clinical studies

Br J Soc Clin Psychol. 1979 Sep;18(3):329-40. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8260.1979.tb00343.x.


The former Kendrick Battery--the Synonym Learning Test (SLT) and the Digit Copying Test (DCT)--has been revised. The new version comprises the Object Learning Test (OLT) and the DCT. The discrepancy between Mill Hill and WAIS Verbasl IQs as a diagnostic sign has been eliminated. The Revised Battery has been shown to discriminate between elderly dementing and non-dementing subjects, and also between normal, depressed, and dementing elderly subjects. Utilizing test-retest data it has been found possible to discriminate absolutely between dementing and non-dementing subjects. The reliabilities and validities of the Battery have been ascertained by examining a broad spectrum of elderly subjects: normal, depressed, dementing and institutionalized.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dementia / diagnosis*
  • Dementia / psychology
  • Depression / diagnosis
  • Depression / psychology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Female
  • Form Perception*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall*
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychological Tests*