Psychometric Properties of the Farsi Version of Adults Working Memory Questionnaire (WMQ)

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Working Memory Questionnaire (WMQ) (2012) is a measure for evaluating daily problems in relation with working memory deficits in patients with brain damages. This memory is our ability for recalling and managing data. People take note of the information they need to remember on their minds. So working memory (WM) is one of the effective factors on quality of life. On the other hand, there is a need for reliable and valid memory tool. The main aim of this research was to study psychometric properties of working memory questionnaire (WMQ) in a case from the Iranian society. Instruments of this research were Working Memory Questionnaire (WMQ) and Cornoldi Working Memory Questionnaire that were conducted on 300 (150 male, 150 female) residents in Kashmar city. They participated voluntarily in the research. To determine the validity of the questionnaire, factor discovering analysis and first type confirmation were used. To study convergent validity, researchers used Cornoldi Working Memory Questionnaire and Cronbach Alpha to determine the reliability. Factor analysis results showed that with the exception of items 6 and 29, other items have appropriate factor load. Cronbach Alpha coefficient was 0/894. Also, components of WMQ had statistically significant and positive relationships with Cornoldi Questionnaire scores. Based on the obtained results, WMQ is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing working memory in the Iranian society.


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