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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431299/not-that-neglected-base-rates-influence-related-and-unrelated-judgments
#1
Michał Białek
It is claimed that people are unable (or unwilling) to incorporate prior probabilities into posterior assessments, such as their estimation of the likelihood of a person with characteristics typical of an engineer actually being an engineer given that they are drawn from a sample including a very small number of engineers. This paper shows that base rates are incorporated in classifications (Experiment 1) and, moreover, that base rates also affect unrelated judgments, such as how well a provided description of a person fits a stereotypical engineer (Experiment 2)...
April 17, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431030/using-multivariate-base-rates-to-interpret-low-scores-on-an-abbreviated-battery-of-the-delis-kaplan-executive-function-system
#2
Justin E Karr, Mauricio A Garcia-Barrera, James A Holdnack, Grant L Iverson
Objective: Executive function consists of multiple cognitive processes that operate as an interactive system to produce volitional goal-oriented behavior, governed in large part by frontal microstructural and physiological networks. Identification of deficits in executive function in those with neurological or psychiatric conditions can be difficult because the normal variation in executive function test scores, in healthy adults when multiple tests are used, is largely unknown. This study addresses that gap in the literature by examining the prevalence of low scores on a brief battery of executive function tests...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419177/interpreting-patterns-of-low-scores-on-the-nih-toolbox-cognition-battery
#3
James A Holdnack, David S Tulsky, Brian L Brooks, Jerry Slotkin, Richard Gershon, Allen W Heinemann, Grant L Iverson
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function Cognition Battery is comprised of seven cognitive tests, including two tests measuring crystallized cognitive ability (i.e., vocabulary and reading) and five tests measuring fluid cognitive functioning (i.e., working memory, memory, speed of processing, and executive functioning). This study presents comprehensive base rate tables for the frequency of low scores in adults and older adults from the normative sample...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401273/suicide-mortality-among-male-veterans-discharged-from-veterans-health-administration-acute-psychiatric-units-from-2005-to-2010
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Peter C Britton, Kipling M Bohnert, Mark A Ilgen, Cathleen Kane, Brady Stephens, Wilfred R Pigeon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to calculate suicide rates and identify correlates of risk in the year following discharge from acute Veterans Health Administration psychiatric inpatient units among male veterans discharged from 2005 to 2010 (fiscal years). METHODS: Suicide rates and standardized mortality ratios were calculated. Descriptive analyses were used to describe suicides and non-suicides and provide base rates for interpretation, and unadjusted and adjusted proportional hazard models were used to identify correlates of suicide...
April 11, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400064/sexually-violent-predator-risk-assessments-with-the-violence-risk-appraisal-guide-revised-a-shaky-practice
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Brian R Abbott
Twenty-two jurisdictions in the United States permit the involuntary civil confinement of sexual offenders upon expiration of their criminal sentence and, if committed, these individuals face possible lifetime commitment. One of the legal requirements that psychologists must address in sexually violent predator evaluations is the likelihood that an individual will engage in dangerous sexual behavior and consideration of the probabilities for sexual recidivism contained in actuarial experience tables best address this inquiry...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396644/parent-child-diagnostic-agreement-on-anxiety-symptoms-with-a-structured-diagnostic-interview-for-mental-disorders-in-children
#6
Lukka Popp, Murielle Neuschwander, Sandra Mannstadt, Tina In-Albon, Silvia Schneider
Objective: In clinical structured diagnostic interviews, diagnoses based on parent and child reports have low to moderate agreement. The aims of the present study are (1) to examine diagnostic agreement on anxiety disorders between parents and children on the levels of current and lifetime diagnostic category and diagnoses focusing in particular on diagnostic criteria and (2) to identify parent- and child-related predictors for diagnostic agreement. Method: The sample consisted of 166 parent-child dyads interviewed with the Structured Diagnostic Interview for Mental Disorders in Children (Kinder-DIPS, Schneider et al...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383980/risk-assessment-and-the-prevention-of-radicalization-from-nonviolence-into-terrorism
#7
Kiran M Sarma
This article considers the challenges associated with completing risk assessments in countering violent extremism. In particular, it is concerned with risk assessment of those who come to the attention of government and nongovernment organizations as being potentially on a trajectory toward terrorism and where there is an obligation to consider the potential future risk that they may pose. Risk assessment in this context is fraught with difficulty, primarily due to the variable nature of terrorism, the low base-rate problem, and the dearth of strong evidence on relevant risk and resilience factors...
April 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383636/reliable-change-on-memory-tests-is-common-in-healthy-children-and-adolescents
#8
Brian L Brooks, James A Holdnack, Grant L Iverson
Objective: Neuropsychologists interpret a large number of scores in their assessments, including numerous retest scores to determine change over time. The rate at which healthy children and adolescents obtain reliably improved or declined memory scores when retested has yet to be explored. The purpose of this study was to illustrate the prevalence of reliable change scores on memory test batteries in healthy children and adolescents. Methods: Participants were children and adolescents from test-retest samples from two published memory test batteries (ChAMP and CMS)...
April 5, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366496/ptsd-in-court-iii-malingering-assessment-and-the-law
#9
REVIEW
Gerald Young
This journal's third article on PTSD in Court focuses especially on the topic's "court" component. It first considers the topic of malingering, including in terms of its definition, certainties, and uncertainties. As with other areas of the study of psychological injury and law, generally, and PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), specifically, malingering is a contentious area not only definitionally but also empirically, in terms of establishing its base rate in the index populations assessed in the field...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345444/budgetary-impact-of-cabazitaxel-use-after-docetaxel-treatment-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#10
Kyle Flannery, Ed Drea, Louis Hudspeth, Shelby Corman, Xin Gao, Mei Xue, Raymond Miao
BACKGROUND: With the approval of several new treatments for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), budgetary impact is a concern for health plan decision makers. Budget impact models (BIMs) are becoming a requirement in many countries as part of formulary approval or reimbursement decisions. Cabazitaxel is a second-generation taxane developed to overcome resistance to docetaxel and is approved for the treatment of patients with mCRPC previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343854/effect-of-maryland-s-2011-alcohol-sales-tax-increase-on-alcohol-positive-driving
#11
Marie-Claude Lavoie, Patricia Langenberg, Andres Villaveces, Patricia C Dischinger, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Kathleen Hoke, Gordon S Smith
INTRODUCTION: The 2011 Maryland alcohol sales tax increase from 6% to 9% provided an opportunity to evaluate the impact on rates of alcohol-positive drivers involved in injury crashes. METHODS: Maryland police crash reports from 2001 to 2013 were analyzed using an interrupted time series design and a multivariable analysis employing generalized estimating equations models with a negative binomial distribution. Data were analyzed in 2014-2015. RESULTS: There was a significant gradual annual reduction of 6% in the population-based rate of all alcohol-positive drivers (p<0...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327290/bayesian-brains-without-probabilities
#12
REVIEW
Adam N Sanborn, Nick Chater
Bayesian explanations have swept through cognitive science over the past two decades, from intuitive physics and causal learning, to perception, motor control and language. Yet people flounder with even the simplest probability questions. What explains this apparent paradox? How can a supposedly Bayesian brain reason so poorly with probabilities? In this paper, we propose a direct and perhaps unexpected answer: that Bayesian brains need not represent or calculate probabilities at all and are, indeed, poorly adapted to do so...
December 2016: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327225/accurate-perceptions-do-not-need-complete-information-to-reflect-reality
#13
Shabnam Mousavi, David C Funder
Social reality of a group emerges from interpersonal perceptions and beliefs put to action under a host of environmental conditions. By extending the study of fast-and-frugal heuristics, we view social perceptions as judgment tools and assert that perceptions are ecologically rational to the degree that they adapt to the social reality. We maintain that the veracity of both stereotypes and base rates, as judgment tools, can be determined solely by accuracy research.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306147/early-functional-limitations-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults-predict-diagnostic-conversion-to-mild-cognitive-impairment
#14
Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, Karen Lau, Danielle Harvey, Katherine G Denny, Cheyanne Barba, Anthony N Mefford
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether specific types of early functional limitations in cognitively normal older adults are associated with subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as the relative predictive value of self versus informant report in predicting diagnostic conversion to MCI. DESIGN: As a part of a longitudinal study design, participants underwent baseline and annual multidisciplinary clinical evaluations, including a physical and neurological examination, imaging, laboratory work, and neuropsychological testing...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301439/efficacy-of-the-repetitions-in-reserve-based-rating-of-perceived-exertion-for-the-bench-press-in-experienced-and-novice-benchers
#15
Michael J Ormsbee, Joseph P Carzoli, Alex Klemp, Brittany R Allman, Michael C Zourdos, Jeong-Su Kim, Lynn B Panton
Autoregulation (AR) is the practice of adjusting training variables in response to athlete feedback. One component of AR postulated to enhance resistance training adaptations involves implementing a resistance training-specific rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale measuring repetitions in reserve (RIR). The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of this method using the bench press exercise. METHODS: Twenty-seven college-aged men were assigned to one of two groups based upon training age: experience benchers (EB) (n=14, training age: 4...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283812/behavioral-treatments-for-post-traumatic-headache
#16
REVIEW
Felicia Fraser, Yuka Matsuzawa, Yuen Shan Christine Lee, Mia Minen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is a common headache type after traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are no FDA approved medications for PTH, and it is unknown how medications can affect the brain's ability to recover from TBI. Thus, we sought to examine the biopsychosocial factors that influence PTH and the non-pharmacologic treatments studied for headache treatment. We also sought to determine if there is literature examining whether the non-pharmacologic treatments influence the biopsychosocial factors...
May 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281293/hypomania-checklist-32-cross-validation-of-shorter-versions-screening-for-bipolar-disorders-in-an-epidemiological-study
#17
T D Meyer, E Castelao, M Gholamrezaee, J Angst, M Preisig
OBJECTIVE: Self-reports such as Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32) can be used to enhance recognition of bipolar disorders, but they are often too long and only validated in clinical samples. The objectives of this study are therefore to test whether (i) the HCL-32 can be used for screening in the community and (ii) whether two previously suggested shorter versions would do as well. METHOD: Data stemmed from the CoLaus|PsyColaus, a prospective cohort study which included randomly selected residents aged 35-66 years from an urban area...
March 9, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276886/design-of-a-gis-based-rating-protocol-to-assess-the-potential-for-landfill-closure-using-dredge-material-in-post-hurricane-sandy-new-jersey
#18
Robert J Miskewitz, Daniel Barone, Sar J Guterl, Christopher G Uchrin
New Jersey is rapidly running out of capacity for storage of dredged material. A potential solution to this lack of storage space is to remove and reuse the dredged material for some beneficial use. Results from a Rutgers University project performed for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Office of Maritime Resources, designed to assess the potential for closure of New Jersey landfills using dredge material from existing Confined Disposal Facilities (CDFs) are presented and discussed. The project included an update of the existing NJDEP landfill database, the development of a rating system to identify landfills with the highest potential to utilize dredged material for their closure, and the identification and preliminary investigation of the top candidate landfills based on this rating system...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276861/screening-for-dementia-in-arabic-normative-data-from-an-elderly-lebanese-sample
#19
Fadi Abou-Mrad, Gordon Chelune, Edward Zamrini, Lubna Tarabey, Maryse Hayek, Patricia Fadel
OBJECTIVE: Prevention and treatment of dementia is a global concern that requires involvement of international samples. The purpose of this study is to develop culturally sensitive norms based on normal older Lebanese adults using multiple cognitive screening measures translated into Arabic for regional use. METHODS: Participants were 164 community dwelling older Lebanese adults without cognitive complaints. They were administered the following cognitive measures in Arabic: Alzheimer's Disease 8-item questionnaire, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Mini Mental Status Exam, Modified Mini Mental Status, Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised, Lebanese Digit Span, Cross-Linguistic Naming Test, and phonemic and semantic fluency tests...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274905/a-learning-health-care-system-using-computer-aided-diagnosis
#20
Amos Cahan, James J Cimino
Physicians intuitively apply pattern recognition when evaluating a patient. Rational diagnosis making requires that clinical patterns be put in the context of disease prior probability, yet physicians often exhibit flawed probabilistic reasoning. Difficulties in making a diagnosis are reflected in the high rates of deadly and costly diagnostic errors. Introduced 6 decades ago, computerized diagnosis support systems are still not widely used by internists. These systems cannot efficiently recognize patterns and are unable to consider the base rate of potential diagnoses...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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