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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650190/a-method-for-characterizing-semantic-and-lexical-properties-of-sentence-completions-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#1
Matthew J Kmiecik, Barry N Rodgers, David M Martinez, Sandra B Chapman, Daniel C Krawczyk
Clinical investigations of individuals with chronic stage traumatic brain injury (TBI) showing mild-to-moderate levels of residual impairment largely use standardized neuropsychological assessments to measure executive functioning. The Hayling Sentence Completion Test (HSCT) relies upon several executive functions but detects cognitive impairments across studies inconsistently. We sought to (a) further characterize sentence completions on the HSCT by quantifying their semantic and lexical properties and (b) investigate cognitive components important for HSCT performance...
June 26, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627924/clusters-of-financially-incentivized-chronic-pain-patients-using-the-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-restructured-form-mmpi-2-rf
#2
Luis E Aguerrevere, Matthew R Calamia, Kevin W Greve, Kevin J Bianchini, Kelly L Curtis, Veronica Ramirez
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) has been shown to have clinical utility in the assessment of individuals with chronic pain (e.g., predicting surgical outcomes). The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in profiling patients with chronic pain who had external financial incentive (e.g., workers' compensation claims) and determine the associations between Validity Scale response patterns and important outcomes. Cluster analysis identified 2 similarly sized clusters of patients with very different MMPI-2-RF profiles...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627923/examination-of-the-triarchic-assessment-procedure-for-inconsistent-responding-in-six-non-english-language-samples
#3
Shannon E Kelley, Josanne D M van Dongen, M Brent Donnellan, John F Edens, Hedwig Eisenbarth, Andrea Fossati, Katarina Howner, Antonella Somma, Karolina Sörman
The Triarchic Assessment Procedure for Inconsistent Responding (TAPIR; Mowle et al., 2016) was recently developed to identify inattentiveness or comprehension difficulties that may compromise the validity of responses on the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM; Patrick, 2010). The TAPIR initially was constructed and cross-validated using exclusively English-speaking participants from the United States; however, research using the TriPM has been increasingly conducted internationally, with numerous foreign language translations of the measure emerging...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627922/inconsistent-responding-on-the-mmpi-2-rf-and-uncooperative-attitude-evidence-from-cognitive-performance-validity-measures
#4
Roger O Gervais, Anthony M Tarescavage, Manfred F Greiffenstein, Dustin B Wygant, Cheryl Deslauriers, Patricia Arends
It is generally well understood that possible reasons for inconsistent responding on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), as measured by the Variable Response Inconsistency (VRIN-r) and True Response Inconsistency (TRIN-r) scales, include reading or language limitations, cognitive impairment, and intentional random responding; however, the interpretive recommendations for the test suggest that higher scores on these scales can also result from an uncooperative test-taking approach...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627921/risk-factors-for-concurrent-suicidal-ideation-and-violent-impulses-in-military-veterans
#5
Eric B Elbogen, H Ryan Wagner, Nathan A Kimbrel, Mira Brancu, Jennifer Naylor, Robert Graziano, Eric Crawford
Suicide and violence are significant problems in a subset of Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. This study investigates how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and resilience in veterans are associated with suicidal ideation and violent impulses while controlling for known covariates of both adverse outcomes. Structured clinical interviews were conducted of N = 2,543 Iraq/Afghanistan-era U.S. veterans. Compared with veterans denying suicidal ideation or violent impulses (n = 1,927), veterans endorsing both (n = 171) were more likely to meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD, report childhood abuse, combat exposure, physical pain symptoms, and drug misuse, and less likely to endorse self-direction/life purpose...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627920/reliability-and-validity-of-a-spanish-language-assessment-of-children-s-social-emotional-learning-skills
#6
Jaclyn M Russo, Clark McKown, Nicole M Russo-Ponsaran, Adelaide Allen
Few Spanish language tools are available for assessing important social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. The present study presents evidence of the psychometric properties of a Spanish-language version of SELweb (SELweb-S), a web-based system for assessing children's ability to recognize others' emotions and perspectives, solve social problems, and engage in self-control. With a sample of 524 students in Grades K to 3, we examined the reliability and validity of SELweb-S. This study provided evidence that (a) individual assessment modules exhibited moderate to high internal consistency and moderate 6-month temporal stability, (b) composite assessment scores exhibited high reliability, (c) assessment module scores fit a theoretically coherent factor structure, and (d) performance on SELweb-S assessment modules was positively related to teacher-reported SEL skills...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627919/the-association-between-parent-reported-and-observed-parenting-a-multi-level-meta-analysis
#7
A M Hendriks, D Van der Giessen, G J J M Stams, G Overbeek
The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to investigate the strength of the association between parent-reported and observed parenting, and to investigate which specific characteristics of participants, questionnaires, or observational procedures moderate this association. A systematic search of relevant peer-reviewed articles published between January 2000 and December 2014 yielded 36 articles (N = 8,510) and 89 effect sizes. Results from a 3-level random-effects meta-analysis demonstrated a weak, yet significant, overall association of r = ...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627918/development-and-validation-of-the-circumplex-scales-of-interpersonal-problems
#8
Michael J Boudreaux, Daniel J Ozer, Thomas F Oltmanns, Aidan G C Wright
The interpersonal circumplex (IPC) is a well-established model of social behavior that spans basic personality and clinical science. Although several measures are available to assess interpersonal functioning (e.g., motives, traits) within an IPC framework, researchers studying interpersonal difficulties have relied primarily on a single measure, the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex Scales (IIP-C; Horowitz, Alden, Wiggins, & Pincus, 2000). Although the IIP-C is a widely used measure, it is currently the only measure specifically designed to assess maladaptive interpersonal behavior using the IPC framework...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557482/assessing-hyperactivation-and-deactivation-strategies-of-the-caregiving-behavioral-system-psychometric-studies-of-the-portuguese-version-of-the-caregiving-system-scale
#9
Helena Moreira, Ana Fonseca, Phillip R Shaver, Mario Mikulincer, Maria Cristina Canavarro
According to attachment theory, the main goal of the caregiving behavioral system is to relieve others' distress and promote their health and welfare. This is accomplished through a set of caregiving behaviors that are the primary strategy of this system. However, some individuals develop nonoptimal or secondary strategies (hyperactivation or deactivation). The Caregiving System Scale (CSS) is a self-report measure that assesses these nonoptimal caregiving strategies. This study examined the factor structure of the Portuguese version of the CSS using a bifactor model and a 2-factor correlated model; it also examined validity evidence for CSS scores in relation to other relevant variables...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557481/a-within-person-examination-of-the-ideal-point-response-process
#10
Matthew LaPalme, Louis Tay, Wei Wang
Ideal-point processes assume that individuals engage in introspective comparisons when responding to self-reported typical traits such as personality, affect, and attitudes. Although this type of response process is fundamentally a within-person phenomenon, past research has relied on between-person data using item response theory (IRT) model comparisons to draw inferences about the appropriateness of ideal-point response processes. However, between-person data may not necessarily be indicative of within-person processes...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557480/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-huntington-disease-quality-of-life-in-neurological-disorders-neuro-qol-social-functioning-measures
#11
Noelle E Carlozzi, Elizabeth A Hahn, Siera M Goodnight, Anna L Kratz, Jane S Paulsen, Julie C Stout, Samuel Frank, Jennifer A Miner, David Cella, Richard C Gershon, Stephen G Schilling, Rebecca E Ready
Social functioning is an essential but poorly understood component of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for people with Huntington disease (HD). We report on the psychometric properties of 2 Neuro-QoL patient-reported outcome measures to assess social functioning in HD. Persons with prodromal (n = 198) or manifest HD (n = 195 early and n = 117 late) completed Neuro-QoL Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities, and Satisfaction with Social Roles and Activities. Items from 2 generic HRQOL patient-reported outcome measures were used to create a social functioning composite score; items from the Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale and Problem Behaviors Assessment Scale were used to create a clinician-rated composite score of social function...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557479/development-and-validation-of-an-overreporting-scale-for-the-personality-inventory-for-dsm-5-pid-5
#12
Martin Sellbom, Sonya Dhillon, R Michael Bagby
Our aim in the current study was to develop a validity scale for the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) to detect noncredible overreported responding. To this end, we used a rare symptoms approach and identified extreme response options on PID-5 items that were infrequently endorsed by students in 3 different university samples (N = 1,370) and in a psychiatric patient sample (N = 194). The resulting 10-item scale (the PID-5-ORS) produced adequate-to-good estimates of internal reliability and was significantly correlated with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructued Form (MMPI-2-RF) overreporting validity scales, providing evidence of concurrent validity...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557478/assessment-of-emotion-processing-skills-in-acquired-brain-injury-using-an-ability-based-test-of-emotional-intelligence
#13
Sarah E Hall, Joanne M Wrench, Sarah J Wilson
Social and emotional problems are commonly reported after moderate to severe acquired brain injury (ABI) and pose a significant barrier to rehabilitation. However, progress in assessment of emotional skills has been limited by a lack of validated measurement approaches. This study represents the first formal psychometric evaluation of the use of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) V2.0 as a tool for assessing skills in perceiving, using, understanding and managing emotions following ABI...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557477/multivariate-normative-comparisons-for-neuropsychological-assessment-by-a-multilevel-factor-structure-or-multiple-imputation-approach
#14
Joost A Agelink van Rentergem, Nathalie R de Vent, Ben A Schmand, Jaap M J Murre, Hilde M Huizenga
Neuropsychologists administer neuropsychological tests to decide whether a patient is cognitively impaired. This clinical decision is made by comparing a patient's scores to those of healthy participants in a normative sample. In a multivariate normative comparison, a patient's entire profile of scores is compared to scores in a normative sample. Such a multivariate comparison has been shown to improve clinical decision making. However, it requires a multivariate normative data set, which often is unavailable...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557476/repeated-computerized-cognitive-testing-performance-shifts-and-test-retest-reliability-in-healthy-young-adults
#15
Naomi White, Bridget Forsyth, Amelia Lee, Liana Machado
Many longitudinal studies entail repeated computerized cognitive testing. However, few of the measures frequently employed for assessing cognitive changes have been examined for within- and between-day retest effects over multiple time points. To address gaps in the repeated cognitive assessment literature, in the current study 20 male undergraduate students completed a computerized cognitive battery 6 times over 3 testing days, each 1 week apart. Performance shifts and test-retest reliability (TRR) varied for different measured variables...
May 29, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504539/identification-of-questionable-data-using-validity-indices-and-item-response-theory-methods-examinations-with-a-teacher-rating-scale
#16
Christine DiStefano, Jin Liu, Fred Greer
To assess quality, psychological instruments often include additional scales or validity indices to alert users to the presence of questionable data. Although identified cases are often scrutinized further or removed, it is not fully understood how such cases may affect overall analyses if retained. Using a teacher-report instrument of child behavior, this study examined 5 different validity indices: F-Index, Consistency Index, Response Pattern Index, Rasch Outfit, and Rasch Infit. Results showed that methods largely did not identify similar cases...
May 15, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504538/self-efficacy-for-coping-with-cancer-revision-of-the-cancer-behavior-inventory-version-3-0
#17
Thomas V Merluzzi, Errol J Philip, Carolyn A Heitzmann Ruhf, Haiyan Liu, Miao Yang, Claire C Conley
Based on self-regulation and self-efficacy theories, the Cancer Behavior Inventory (CBI; Heitzmann et al., 2011; Merluzzi & Martinez Sanchez, 1997; Merluzzi, Nairn, Hegde, Martinez Sanchez, & Dunn, 2001) was developed as a measure of self-efficacy strategies for coping with cancer. In the latest revision, CBI-V3.0, a number of psychometric and empirical advances were made: (a) the reading level was reduced to 6th-grade level; (b) individual interviews and focus groups were used to revise items; (c) a new spiritual coping subscale was added; (d) data were collected from 4 samples (total N = 1,405) to conduct an exploratory factor analysis with targeted rotation, 2 confirmatory factor analyses, and differential item functioning; (e) item trimming was used to reduce the total number to 27; (f) internal consistency and test-retest reliability were computed; and (g) extensive validity testing was conducted...
May 15, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504537/a-tale-of-two-measures-concordance-between-the-arsma-ii-and-the-biq-acculturation-scales-among-latino-immigrant-families
#18
Charles R Martinez, Seth J Schwartz, Michael Thier, Heather H McClure
Acculturation refers to the extent to which an individual immigrant (or immigrant group) acquires the customs and characteristics of a new receiving society and/or retains the customs and characteristics of the person's or group's cultural heritage. Different acculturation measures are often assumed to be interchangeable, although this assumption is rarely tested empirically. The purpose of the present study was to examine the overlap between 2 commonly used measures of acculturation among individuals of Latino/Hispanic ancestry in the United States, the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans II (ARSMA-II) and the Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire-Short Version (BIQ-S)...
May 15, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493729/the-clinician-administered-ptsd-scale-for-dsm-5-caps-5-development-and-initial-psychometric-evaluation-in-military-veterans
#19
Frank W Weathers, Michelle J Bovin, Daniel J Lee, Denise M Sloan, Paula P Schnurr, Danny G Kaloupek, Terence M Keane, Brian P Marx
The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) is an extensively validated and widely used structured diagnostic interview for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The CAPS was recently revised to correspond with PTSD criteria in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013). This article describes the development of the CAPS for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) and presents the results of an initial psychometric evaluation of CAPS-5 scores in 2 samples of military veterans (Ns = 165 and 207)...
May 11, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481578/testing-measurement-invariance-of-the-upps-p-impulsive-behavior-scale-in-hispanic-latino-and-non-hispanic-latino-college-students
#20
Angela K Stevens, Brittany E Blanchard, Molin Shi, Andrew K Littlefield
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) PhenX Toolkit has recognized the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale as a recommended measure of impulsive dispositions, as this framework for impulsivity-like traits has demonstrated strong psychometric properties across a variety of samples and exhibited measurement and structural invariance across males and females. Impulsivity-like facets, as assessed by this measure, have also demonstrated robust relations to alcohol and substance use. However, racial and ethnic differences in impulsivity have largely been neglected in the literature...
May 8, 2017: Psychological Assessment
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