J. Alan Barringer and Jennie S. Barringer (“plaintiffs”) appeal from judgment entered on a jury verdict finding Mid Pines Development Group, L.L.C. (“defendant”) negligent and J. Alan Barringer (“Mr. Barringer”) contributorily negligent.
On 16 November 1995, Mr. Barringer attended a workshop for the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Electrical Contractors at the Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines. Defendant owns and manages Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club.
After a morning meeting, the participants in the workshop met for lunch in the “Terrace Room.” Mr. Barringer entered the Terrace Room and located where the members of his group were sitting. Mr. Barringer then went to the buffet table, made a sandwich and a salad, and then joined the others in his group at a table. After finishing his sandwich, Mr. Barringer returned to the buffet table for fruit. The buffet table ran parallel to a wall, approximately three feet from the wall. On this trip to the buffet table, Mr. Barringer picked up a bowl and went down the other side of the buffet table, the side nearest the wall. When Mr. Barringer finished selecting fruit from several displays, he turned and walked back along the same way, between the table and the wall. After he had taken a few steps, Mr. Barringer’s right foot became entangled in an electrical cord. The electrical cord connected a crock pot on the buffet table to an outlet on the wall. The electrical cord was not taped down to the floor and was approximately two to three inches off the ground. Mr. Barringer stumbled and fell injuring his back. Plaintiffs’ evidence details extensive treatment, including numerous surgeries, and continuing pain in Mr. Barringer’s right leg and lower back.
The plaintiffs commenced this action on 4 November 1998 by complaint alleging a personal injury claim based on defendant’s negligence and a loss of consortium claim. The matter was tried during the 10 July 2000 Civil Session of Wake County Superior Court. The jury returned a verdict finding defendant negligent and Mr. Barringer contributorily negligent. The judgment entered on 31 July 2000 pro*551vided that the plaintiffs should recover nothing from defendant; that the plaintiffs’ complaint be dismissed with prejudice; and that the costs of the action be taxed against the plaintiffs. On 27 October 2000, the trial court denied plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial and injunctive relief while granting in part defendant’s motion for costs and expenses in the amount of $22,477.80. Plaintiffs appeal.
On appeal, plaintiffs contend that the trial court erred: (1) by refusing to give plaintiffs’ requested jury instructions on diversion and contributory negligence; (2) by admitting the unexplained conclusions of a psychological test in contravention of State v. Hoyle, 49 N.C. App. 98, 270 S.E.2d 582 (1980), disc. review denied, 301 N.C. 724, 274 S.E.2d 233 (1981); (3) by refusing to allow plaintiffs to cross examine Mid Pines’ manager about untruthful answers given in interrogatory answers concerning insurance coverage; and (4) by taxing plaintiffs with an expert witness fee of $15,000.00 which included deposition and trial preparation time. After careful review, we reverse and remand.
 Plaintiffs first contend that the trial court erred by refusing to give plaintiffs’ requested jury instructions on diversion. Plaintiffs requested the following jury instruction on diverted attention:
“A plaintiff may be contributorially [sic] negligent if he fails to discover and avoid a defect that is visible and obvious. However, this rule is not applicable where there is some fact, condition or circumstance which would or might divert the attention of an ordinarily prudent person from discovering or seeing an existing dangerous condition.” Walker v. Randolph Co., 251 N.C. 805, 810, 112 S.E.2d 551, 554 (1960) as cited in Newton v. New Hanover Co. Board of Education, 342 N.C. 554, 564, 467 S.E.2nd [sic] 58, 65 (1996).
Plaintiffs argue that the “doctrine of diverted attention” has been used to mitigate the “harshness” of contributory negligence. Plaintiffs contend that the requested instruction was correct as a matter of law and that they introduced evidence at trial to support an inference that the buffet presentation was designed to be and was in fact a diversion. Plaintiffs argue that the trial court’s instruction misled the jury “in that it failed to encompass all of the law on this issue.” We agree.
The trial court did not give plaintiffs’ requested instruction. The trial court gave the following instruction with regard to negligence:
*552Now, under the law of this state, negligence refers to a person’s failure to follow a duty of conduct as imposed by law. The law requires every owner of property to use ordinary care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition for lawful visitors who use them in a reasonable and ordinary manner.
Ordinary care means that degree of care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances to protect himself and others from injury. A person’s failure to use ordinary care is negligence under the law of this state.
Now, ordinarily a person has that duty to anticipate the negligence on the part of others. In the absence of anything that gives or should give notice to the contrary, a person has the right to assume and to act under the assumption that others will use ordinary care and follow standards of conduct enacted as law in the safety of the public.
However, the right to rely on this assumption is not absolute, and if the circumstances existing at the time are such as reasonably to put a person on notice that he cannot rely on the assumption, he is under a duty to use that degree of care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances to protect himself and others from injury.
With respect to the issue of contributory negligence, the trial court stated that “[t]he test of what is negligence is as I’ve already defined and read to you, explained to you, is the same for the Plaintiff as it is for Defendant.”
“When a party aptly tenders a written request for a specific instruction which is correct in itself and supported by evidence, the failure of the court to give the instruction, at least in substance, is error.” Faeber v. E. C. T. Corp., 16 N.C. App. 429, 430, 192 S.E.2d 1, 2 (1972). “The trial court need not give special instructions exactly as requested by a party so long as the court’s charge, taken as a whole, conveys the substance of the necessary requested instructions.” Alston v. Monk, 92 N.C. App. 59, 63, 373 S.E.2d 463, 466 (1988), disc. review denied, 324 N.C. 246, 378 S.E.2d 420 (1989). To prevail on appeal, plaintiffs must show “that (1) the requested instruction was a correct statement of law and (2) was supported by the evidence, and that (3) the instruction given, considered in its entirety, failed to *553encompass the substance of the law requested and (4) such failure likely misled the jury.” Liborio v. King, 150 N.C. App. 531, 534, 564 S.E.2d 272, 274 (2002).
With respect to diverted attention, our Supreme Court has stated:
“When a person has exercised the care and caution which an ordinarily prudent person would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances, he is not negligent merely because he temporarily forgot or was inattentive to a known danger. To forget or to be inattentive is not negligence unless it amounts to a failure to exercise ordinary care for one’s safety. Regard must be had to the exigencies of the situation, and the circumstances of the particular occasion. Circumstances may exist under which forgetfulness or inattention to a known danger may be consistent with the exercise of ordinary care, as where the situation requires one to give undivided attention to other matters, or is such as to produce hurry or confusion, or where conditions arise suddenly which are calculated to divert one’s attention momentarily from the danger. In order to excuse forgetfulness of, or inattention to, a known danger, some fact, condition, or circumstance must exist which would divert the mind or attention of an ordinarily prudent person; mere lapse of memory is not sufficient, and, if, under the same or similar circumstances, an ordinarily prudent person would not have forgotten or have been inattentive to the danger, such conduct constitutes negligence.”
Dennis v. Albemarle, 242 N.C. 263, 268, 87 S.E.2d 561, 565-66, (citations omitted) (emphasis added), reh’g dismissed, 243 N.C. 221, 90 S.E.2d 532 (1955). See also Hill v. Shanks, 6 N.C. App. 255, 263, 170 S.E.2d 116, 121-22 (1969).
Plaintiffs must first show that their “requested instruction was a correct statement of law.” Liborio, 150 N.C. App. at 534, 564 S.E.2d at 274. In Nourse v. Food Lion, Inc., 127 N.C. App. 235, 242, 488 S.E.2d 608, 613 (1997), aff’d, 347 N.C. 666, 496 S.E.2d 379 (1998), this Court reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment based on contributory negligence. This Court stated that:
[A] jury question is presented as to whether a reasonably prudent person would have looked down at the floor as she was shopping in the grocery store. A reasonably prudent person’s attention could easily be diverted by advertisements or fruit and vegetable *554displays. We cannot hold that as a matter of law under these circumstances the plaintiff in the exercise of “ordinary care” should have looked down at the floor.
Id. In Norwood v. Sherwin-Williams Co., 303 N.C. 462, 465, 279 S.E.2d 559, 561 (1981), the plaintiff was injured when she tripped over a platform that protruded into the store aisle. Our Supreme Court stated that:
[T]here is evidence that the display and the placing of the impulse items were intended to attract and keep the customer’s attention at eye level. When a merchant entices a customer’s eyes away from a hazardous condition, we do not think he should be heard to complain when his efforts succeed.
Id. at 469, 279 S.E.2d at 563-64. Plaintiffs’ instruction is correct in “that the defense of contributory negligence cannot be asserted where the defendant diverted the plaintiff’s attention, preventing the visitor from discovering the obvious hazard.” Hall v. Kmart Corp., 136 N.C. App. 839, 841, 525 S.E.2d 837, 839 (2000).
Next, plaintiffs’ instruction must have been supported by the evidence. Liborio, 150 N.C. App. at 534, 564 S.E.2d at 274. Here, Helen Downie (“Downie”), the resort manager for Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, was asked whether she would “agree that an attractive display of food attracts someone’s attention.” Downie responded that u[y]es, we eat with our eyes.” (Emphasis added.) Mr. Barringer testified that “there was an extraordinary buffet, ... all sorts of food and flowers.” Dr. Gary Lebby, a research professor of electrical engineering and a participant at the workshop, testified about the buffet.
Q. Now when you first walked through that door and the Terrace Room, what’s the first thing that you noticed?
A. Seemed to be tables with different dishes, meats, cakes.
Q. Are you talking about buffet tables?
A. Buffet tables, yes.
Q. How did it appear to you?
A. Looked delicious.
(Emphasis added.) The buffet table was “huge, several tables slid together.” The buffet included “all sorts of food and flowers” including potato, chicken, turkey, and ham salads along with “fruit bowls” *555of fresh fruit, citrus fruit and melons. Plaintiffs’ requested instruction was supported by the evidence.
The next question is whether “the instruction given, considered in its entirety, failed to encompass the substance of the law requested.” Liborio, 150 N.C. App. at 534, 564 S.E.2d at 274. The trial court’s instruction correctly stated a negligence and contributory negligence instruction. However, the instruction taken as a whole, does not “convey the substance of the necessary requested instruction.” Alston, 92 N.C. App. at 63, 373 S.E.2d at 466. Plaintiffs’ requested instruction contained language which would have instructed the jury that “where there is some fact, condition, or circumstance which would or might divert the attention of an ordinarily prudent person from discovering or seeing an existing dangerous condition, the general rule [of contributory negligence] does not apply.” Swinson v. Lejeune Motor Co., 147 N.C. App. 610, 613, 557 S.E.2d 112, 116 (2001). The trial court’s instruction here “failed to encompass the substance of the law requested.” Liborio, 150 N.C. App. at 534, 564 S.E.2d at 274.
Plaintiffs must also show “that the jury was misled or that the verdict was affected by an omitted instruction.” Bass v. Johnson, 149 N.C. App. 152, 160, 560 S.E.2d 841, 847 (2002). The trial court’s instruction did not provide the jury with a complete instruction on the law as it pertained to the facts of this case. Because the jury returned a verdict of contributory negligence, we cannot say that the trial court’s refusal to give the plaintiffs’ requested instruction did not affect the verdict or mislead the jury.
Accordingly, the decision of the trial court is reversed and the matter is remanded to the trial court for a new trial. Our decision to reverse is based on the failure of the trial court to give appropriate instructions which would provide the jury with a fair statement of the law to enable them to weigh the evidence and testimony in this complex case. Even though inferences may be drawn from the evidence to support one party’s version of the events, it is equally true that the same evidence can support alternate inferences which support the other party’s version of the events. The jury is entitled to have complete instructions on the applicable law so they can fairly weigh the evidence and inferences when they deliberate.
 We next consider the issue of the admission into evidence of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (“MMPI”). Plaintiffs contend that the trial court erred by ignoring the holding of State v. Hoyle and admitting the “unexplained conclusions” of the MMPI. *556Plaintiffs argue that Hoyle held that an MMPI test, standing alone, is not admissible because it is prejudicial hearsay. Plaintiffs contend that the MMPI summary contained highly prejudicial terms, such as “psychopathic deviate,” “hypochondriasis,” and “hysteria.” We agree.
In Hoyle, a psychiatrist testified about the results of an MMPI administered by a psychologist who did not testify. This Court held “that the evidence in question was hearsay and incompetent, and its admission was highly prejudicial to defendant.” Hoyle, 49 N.C. App. at 103, 270 S.E.2d at 585. In reaching this holding, this Court stated that:
The record clearly shows that: (1) the psychologist who administered the test was not present at the trial of defendant and, therefore, could not be cross-examined; (2) there was not any testimony that the test in question was properly administered as required by instructions; (3) neither the psychologist who administered the test nor Dr. Rood stated whether the conditions found on the date of the examination were temporary or permanent in nature; (4) the complained of testimony was admitted to prove the truth of the matter asserted therein; and (5) the trial court did not instruct the jury to limit the evidence for a particular purpose.
Id. at 103, 270 S.E.2d at 584-85 (emphasis added).
Here, Mr. Barringer was given psychological testing, including an MMPI, at the Duke Pain Clinic on 23 October 1996. Dr. Wells Edmundson (“Dr. Edmundson”), Mr. Barringer’s primary care physician, testified that Elaine Crovitz, Ph.D. (“Dr. Crovitz”), a fellow in the Academy of Clinical Psychology, “performed the interpretation” of the MMPI. Defendant questioned Dr. Edmundson extensively about Dr. Crovitz’s report and introduced it into evidence.
In Dr. Crovitz’s report, the “Analysis of Test Data” section stated that “[d] espite defensiveness, clinical elevations were obtained on the following: Psychopathic Deviate (T=71), Hypochondriasis (T=88), Depression (T=80), Hysteria (T=82), Psychaesthenia (T=72).”
The trial court allowed defendant to question Dr. Edmundson regarding the content of Dr. Crovitz’s interpretation of the MMPI. Dr. Edmundson read certain parts of the report into evidence and also read certain definitions from a medical dictionary. His testimony included:
*557A The MMPI profile obtained reflects a highly defensive orientation to test items, with the patient attempting to present himself in both a perfect and good light. He has strong needs to be seen as . . . conscientious, reasonable, beyond criticism or reproach, and is likely to deny, minimize psychic issues. Despite defensiveness, clinical elevations were obtained on the following.
Q Elevation would be above normal?
A [CJlinical elevations were obtained on the following: Psychopathic, deviate, T equals 71.
Q Do you know — can you explain to the jury what psychopathic, deviant or deviate means?
A Some one [sic] who is out of the normal of society, I guess.
A Hypochondriac: A person with a somatic over concern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily function and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant; second definition, a person manifesting hypochondri-asis; and then the definition of hypochondria is: A morbid concern of ones own health and exaggerating attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations, a dilusion [sic] that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident.
Q If I may, what were the main components of hypochondria-sis, was it morbid concern for — what was that?
A A morbid concern about ones own health.
Q If you can read on, I’ll try to keep up?
A An exaggeration of any symptoms, no matter how insignificant.
*558Q How about hysteria?
A Well, you know, apparently he scored a clinical elevation on hysteria, but I just never — I’ll bet you got this highlighted in the dictionary, too, but I never thought—
Q Okay. I understand in your assessment — can you look that definition up just so the jury can have that as one of the things to consider?
A Sure. Hysteria: A somatic condition where there is an alteration or loss of physical function that suggests a physical disorder such as a paralysis of the arm or vision, but that’s a complexion of psychological conflict or need.
In closing arguments, defendant made reference to the definitions and argued the following:
Remember these diagnosis [sic]: Psychopathic deviate, hypochondriasis, depression, hysteria, and psychasthenia. Really want to talk about a couple of these. I’ll read their definitions from Steadman’s Medical Dictionary: Hypochondriasis: A morbid concern about one’s own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensation. A delusion that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident. Hysteria: A somataform disorder in which there is an alteration or loss of physical dysfunctioning that suggests a physical disorder, such as paralysis of an arm or disturbance of vision, but that is instead apparently an expression of a psychological conflict or need.
(Emphasis added.) Further, a defense exhibit which contained the terms “hypochondriasis” and “hysteria” and their definitions was admitted into evidence.
Here, as in Hoyle, the psychologist who administered the test was not present at the trial, there was no testimony at trial to establish that the test was properly administered, there was no testimony whether results of the analysis were temporary or permanent, the results were admitted for the truth of the matter asserted, and the trial court provided no limiting instruction with respect to the testimony regarding the MMPI.
*559Defendant argues that the MMPI is admissible pursuant to Rule 803(6) of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence. Defendant argues that Hoyle is not controlling since it was decided before the adoption of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence. We are not persuaded.
“Rule 803(6) states that ‘[a] memorandum, report, record, or data compilation, in any form, of acts, events, conditions, opinions, or diagnoses, made at or near the time by, or from information transmitted by, a person with knowledge . . .’ is an exception to the hearsay rule.” Chamberlain v. Thames, 131 N.C. App. 705, 716, 509 S.E.2d 443, 449 (1998) (quoting G.S. § 8C-1, Rule 803(6)). “Rule 803(6) expressly permits the use of a custodian’s testimony to establish a foundation for admission of the record.” CIT Grp./Commercial Servs., Inc. v. Vitale, 148 N.C. App. 707, 709, 559 S.E.2d 275, 276 (2002).
The Commentary to Rule 803(6) states that this “exception is derived from the traditional business records exception.” G.S. § 8C-1, Rule 803(6) official commentary (2001). The business records exception is “one of the well recognized exceptions to the hearsay rule.” Sims v. Insurance Co., 257 N.C. 32, 35, 125 S.E.2d 326, 328 (1962). Prior to the adoption of the Rules of Evidence, hospital records and medical records were admissible “under the business records exception to the hearsay rule” upon a proper foundation. State v. Heiser, 36 N.C. App. 358, 359, 244 S.E.2d 170, 172 (1978).
A proper foundation consists of the testimony by a witness familiar with such records and the system under which they are made that the record is authentic and that it was prepared at or near to the time of the event recorded by a person having personal knowledge of such event.
The business records exception was followed by the courts of this State when Hoyle was decided. Even with the availability of the exception, the Hoyle court held “that the [MMPI] was hearsay and incompetent, and its admission was highly prejudicial to defendant.” Hoyle, 49 N.C. App. at 103, 270 S.E.2d at 585.
While a custodian’s affidavit may provide the necessary foundation for admission pursuant to Rule 803(6), we conclude that, the *560adoption of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence notwithstanding, Hoyle is applicable to the facts here. Accordingly, the testimony regarding Dr. Crovitz’s interpretation of the MMPI, defendant’s use of the terms and definitions in closing argument, and the use of a trial exhibit containing the terms and definitions prejudiced plaintiffs at trial and warrant a new trial.
We further note in passing that “as the cause must be remanded for the error herein pointed out, the costs will follow the final judgment.” Barrier v. Troutman, 231 N.C. 47, 51, 55 S.E.2d 923, 926 (1949).
Accordingly, the decision of the trial court is reversed and the matter is remanded for a new trial.
Reversed and remanded.
Judge THOMAS concurs.
Judge TYSON dissents.