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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.4

Victoria Symptom Validity Test (VSVT)
Victoria Symptom Validity Test (VSVT) Technology

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Description: Victoria Symptom Validity Test (VSVT) is a computerized neuropsychological assessment instrument that is designed to assess the level of cognitive effort during an evaluation. VSVT is a computerized test that uses a forced-choice, two-alternative model to assess possible exaggeration or feigning of cognitive impairments in adults. The 48 VSVT items are presented in three blocks of 16 items each, and items are classified as either easy or difficult. VSVT software administers the test, calculates all scores, and produces a six-page report of the test results.

This software saves client files locally in the user`s documents library in a folder called PAR, Inc./VSVT/Clients. The program stores client information including name, date of birth, gender, and the assessment answers. These client files are proprietary and can only be opened in the VSVT program. The software does not use a database file and does not support encryption.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.4
Decision Date: 04/26/2019
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PAR, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/26/2019).