Validity of the comprehensive assessment of prospective memory (CAPM) for use with adults with traumatic brain injury

J. Fleming, S. Kennedy, R. Fisher, H. Gill, M. Gullo, Ho Keung David Shum

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Objective: To expand upon the existing psychometric properties of the Comprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory (CAPM) for use with adults with traumatic brain injury by examining concurrent and criterion validity. Method: Participants were 45 adults with a traumatic brain injury. Participants and their relatives completed Section A of the CAPM and a measure of psychosocial integration. Participants were also administered two neuropsychological tests of prospective memory, the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test (CAM-PROMPT) and the Memory Intentions Screening Test (MIST). Concurrent validity was measured by comparing scores on the CAPM with scores on the CAM-PROMPT and MIST. Criterion validity was examined by correlating CAPM scores with level of psychosocial integration. Results: Participant self-reports on the CAPM were not significantly correlated with the CAM-PROMPT or MIST, but were significantly correlated with level of psychosocial integration. Relative reports on the CAPM were correlated significantly with total score on the MIST and CAM-PROMPT and level of psychological integration. Conclusions: The findings indicate that the concurrent validity of the self-report version of CAPM is low suggesting that selfreports alone do not provide an objective measure for assessing prospective memory function. The relative report version however, demonstrated reasonable concurrent and criterion validity, suggesting that the relative report version of the Section A of the CAPM is a useful means of evaluating frequency of prospective memory failure in adults with traumatic brain injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalBrain Impairment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychosocial integration
  • Self-report
  • Test validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Speech and Hearing


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