ISSN : 2733-4538
The purpose of this study was to investigate the K-WAIS subscale scatter analysis of patients with organic mental disorder due to head trauma. Subjects were 150 organic mental disorder patients and 90 schizophrenic patients who were hospitalized in or visited as outpatients the Wonkwang University Hospital during the period from the March of 1994 to December of 1996. No significant difference was found between the two groups in sex ratio, age or educational levels. The two groups of head trauma patients and schizophrenic patients were compared on the means and standard deviation of VIQ, PIQ, FSIQ, subtests, t-test each other and the magnitude of scatter was examined through vocabulary subtest scatter analysis, full subtests mean scatter analysis, and verbal and performance test scatter analysis. The results were discussed with reguard to the cognitive characteristics of head trauma patients and schizophrenic patients.