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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351857/psychometric-properties-of-outcome-measures-evaluating-decline-in-gait-in-cerebellar-ataxia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah C Milne, Anna Murphy, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Eppie M Yiu, Martin B Delatycki, Louise A Corben
Cerebellar ataxia often results in impairment in ambulation secondary to gait pattern dysfunction and compensatory gait adjustments. Pharmaceutical and therapy-based interventions with potential benefit for gait in ataxia are starting to emerge, however evaluation of such interventions is hampered by the lack of outcome measures that are responsive, valid and reliable for measurement of gait decline in cerebellar ataxia. This systematic review aimed for the first time to evaluate the psychometric properties of gait and walking outcomes applicable to individuals with cerebellar ataxia...
January 4, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351803/psychometric-properties-and-measurement-equivalence-of-the-multidimensional-fatigue-syndrome-inventory-short-form-mfsi-sf-amongst-breast-cancer-and-lymphoma-patients-in-singapore
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Alexandre Chan, Claire Lew, Xiao Jun Wang, Terence Ng, Jung-Woo Chae, Hui Ling Yeo, Maung Shwe, Yan Xiang Gan
BACKGROUND: Currently, several fatigue measurement instruments are available to evaluate and measure cancer-related fatigue. Amongst them, Multidimensional Fatigue Syndrome Inventory-Short Form (MFSI-SF) is a self-reported instrument and a multidimensional scale that aims to capture the global, somatic, affective, cognitive and behavioural symptoms of fatigue. This study examines the psychometric properties and measurement equivalence of the English and Chinese versions of MFSI-SF in breast cancer and lymphoma patients in Singapore...
January 19, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351711/-beck-anxiety-inventory-german-version-a-reliable-valid-patientfriendly-instrument-for-measuring-clinical-anxiety
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Edgar Geissner, Anne Huetteroth
The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) is available in German. Apart from data in its manual, there are no further reports on the psychometric properties of this questionnaire and on its suitability for clinical use in Germany. This study therefore offers an independent investigation into the psychometrics as well as the clinical characteristics of the BAI. Three samples with n=145, n=90, and n=174 comprised inpatients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and treated in a large psychosomatic hospital. In addition to the BAI, the clinician rating Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HamA), the State-Trait-Anxiety Inventory (STAI) as well as the two anxiety subscales of the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL 90) were used to establish convergent validity...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351517/caregiver-difficulties-scale-cds-translation-and-psychometric-evaluation-among-iranian-mothers-of-cerebral-palsy-children
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Ata Farajzadeh, Malek Amini, Saman Maroufizadeh, Champa J Wijesinghe
The aim of this study was to investigate of psychometric properties of the Caregiver Difficulties Scale (CDS) for Iranian caregivers of children with cerebral palsy (CP). After a forward-backward translation, the Persian version of CDS (P-CDS) was administered to 151 Iranian mothers of CP children. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was applied to measure the factor structure of P-CDS. The reliability was evaluated by examining internal consistency and test-retest method over a 2-week period using Cronbach's alpha and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), respectively...
January 2018: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350873/test-procedures-to-assess-somatosensory-abnormalities-in-individuals-with-peripheral-joint-pain-a-systematic-review-of-psychometric-properties
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REVIEW
Abdullah Alqarni, Donald Manlapaz, David Baxter, Steve Tumilty, Ramakrishnan Mani
BACKGROUND: Test procedures that were developed to assess somatosensory abnormalities should possess optimal psychometric properties (PMPs) to be used in clinical practice. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the literature to assess the level of evidence for PMPs of test procedures investigated in individuals with peripheral joint pain (PJP). METHODS: A comprehensive electronic literature search was conducted in seven databases from inception to March 2016...
January 19, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349217/the-mothers-on-respect-mor-index-measuring-quality-safety-and-human-rights-in-childbirth
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Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Nicholas Rubashkin, Kelsey Martin, Zoe Miller-Vedam, Hermine Hayes-Klein, Ganga Jolicoeur
Background: Abuse of human rights in childbirth are documented in low, middle and high resource countries. A systematic review across 34 countries by the WHO Research Group on the Treatment of Women During Childbirth concluded that there is no consensus at a global level on how disrespectful maternity care is measured. In British Columbia, a community-led participatory action research team developed a survey tool that assesses women's experiences with maternity care, including disrespect and discrimination...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347852/the-patient-categorisation-tool-psychometric-evaluation-of-a-tool-to-measure-complexity-of-needs-for-rehabilitation-in-a-large-multicentre-dataset-from-the-united-kingdom
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Lynne Turner-Stokes, Christian U Krägeloh, Richard J Siegert
PURPOSE: This first psychometric evaluation of the Patient Categorisation Tool examined its properties as an instrument to measure complexity of needs in a mixed population of patients presenting for specialist neurorehabilitation. MATERIALS/METHODS: Analysis of a large multicentre cohort of patients (n = 5396) from the national clinical dataset representing 63 specialist rehabilitation services across England. Structural validity was examined using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis...
January 18, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345504/development-of-the-hoosglobal-to-assess-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-hip-preservation-procedures
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Cale A Jacobs, Michael R Peabody, Stephen T Duncan, Ryan D Muchow, Ryan M Nunley, John C Clohisy, Paul E Beaule, Young Jo Kim, Michael B Millis, David A Podeszwa, Perry L Schoenecker, Rafael J Sierra, Ernest L Sink, Daniel J Sucato, Robert T Trousdale, Ira Zaltz
BACKGROUND: The creation of a single patient-reported outcome (PRO) platform validated across hip preservation, osteoarthritis (OA), and total hip arthroplasty (THA) populations may reduce barriers and streamline the routine collection of PROs in clinical practice. As such, the purpose of this study was to determine if augmenting the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score-Joint Replacement (HOOS, JR) with additional HOOS questions would result in a PRO platform that could be used across a wider spectrum of hip patient populations...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345214/deciding-to-adopt-revised-and-new-psychological-and-neuropsychological-tests-an-inter-organizational-position-paper
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Shane S Bush, Jerry J Sweet, Kevin J Bianchini, Doug Johnson-Greene, Pamela M Dean, Mike R Schoenberg
OBJECTIVE: Neuropsychological tests undergo periodic revision intended to improve psychometric properties, normative data, relevance of stimuli, and ease of administration. In addition, new tests are developed to evaluate psychological and neuropsychological constructs, often purporting to improve evaluation effectiveness. However, there is limited professional guidance to neuropsychologists concerning the decision to adopt a revised version of a test and/or replace an older test with a new test purporting to measure the same or overlapping constructs...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344761/construct-validity-of-the-autism-impact-measure-aim
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Micah O Mazurek, Coleen Carlson, Mary Baker-Ericzén, Eric Butter, Megan Norris, Stephen Kanne
The Autism Impact Measure (AIM) was designed to track incremental change in frequency and impact of core ASD symptoms. The current study examined the structural and convergent validity of the AIM in a large sample of children with ASD. The results of a series of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses yielded a final model with five theoretically and empirically meaningful subdomains: Repetitive Behavior, Atypical Behavior, Communication, Social Reciprocity, and Peer Interaction. The final model showed very good fit both overall and for each of the five factors, indicating excellent structural validity...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344525/psychometric-properties-of-the-communication-skills-attitude-scale-csas-measure-in-a-sample-of-iranian-medical-students
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Afsaneh Yakhforoshha, Mandana Shirazi, Naser Yousefzadeh, Amin Ghanbarnejad, Mohammadali Cheraghi, Rita Mojtahedzadeh, Behrooz Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari, Seyed Amir Hossein Emami
Introduction: Communication skill (CS) has been regarded as one of the fundamental competencies for medical and other health care professionals. Student's attitude toward learning CS is a key factor in designing educational interventions. The original CSAS, as positive and negative subscales, was developed in the UK; however, there is no scale to measure these attitudes in Iran. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric characteristic of the Communication Skills Attitude Scale (CSAS), in an Iranian context and to understand if it is a valid tool to assess attitude toward learning communication skills among health care professionals...
January 2018: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344360/validity-reliability-and-norwegian-adaptation-of-the-stroke-specific-quality-of-life-ss-qol-scale
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Synne Garder Pedersen, Guri Anita Heiberg, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Oddgeir Friborg, Henriette Holm Stabel, Audny Anke, Cathrine Arntzen
Background: There is a paucity of stroke-specific instruments to assess health-related quality of life in the Norwegian language. The objective was to examine the validity and reliability of a Norwegian version of the 12-domain Stroke-Specific Quality of Life scale. Methods: A total of 125 stroke survivors were prospectively recruited. Questionnaires were administered at 3 months; 36 test-retests were performed at 12 months post stroke. The translation was conducted according to guidelines...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344084/the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-sdq-in-africa-a-scoping-review-of-its-application-and-validation
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REVIEW
Nikhat Hoosen, Eugene Lee Davids, Petrus J de Vries, Maylene Shung-King
Background: Child and adolescent mental health in Africa remains largely neglected. Quick and cost-effective ways for early detection may aid early intervention. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is globally used to screen for mental health problems, but little is known about its use in Africa. We set out to perform a scoping review to examine existing studies that have used the SDQ in Africa. Methods: A comprehensive scoping review methodology was used to identify all peer-reviewed studies ever published that have used the SDQ in Africa...
2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343874/-mental-health-recovery-star-features-and-validation-study-of-the-italian-version
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Anna Placentino, Fabio Lucchi, Gianpaolo Scarsato, Giuseppe Fazzari
AIM: Mental Health Recovery Star (MHRS) is an instrument that helps to assess recovery processes of mental health patients through a collaborative approach. The aim of the study is to describe the features of the instrument and to report the results of the Italian validation study. METHODS: The study involved 117 users which were evaluated in two phases. Besides MRHS, HoNOS, WHOQoL-brief, GAF were used. Acceptability for users and key-workers of the instruments and its main psychometric properties, as test-retes (ICC) and concurrent validity (Pearson's correlation coefficient), were evaluated...
November 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343754/development-and-validation-of-a-brief-diabetic-foot-ulceration-risk-checklist-among-diabetic-patients-a-multicenter-longitudinal-study-in-china
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Qiuhong Zhou, Min Peng, Lihuan Zhou, Jiaojiao Bai, Ao Tong, Min Liu, In I Ng, Yuxia Cheng, Yunmin Cai, Yujin Yang, Yilian Chen, Suwen Gao, Zhong Li, Xiaoai Fu, Minxue Shen, Jianglin Zhang, Xiang Chen
The study aims to develop and assess and validate a brief diabetic foot ulceration risk checklist among diabetic patients through a longitudinal study. Patients who had diabetes mellitus and had no foot ulceration and severe systematic disorders were recruited from eleven tertiary hospitals in nine provinces or municipalities of China. Internal consistency reliability, construct validity, concurrent validity, item property, and measurement invariance of the tool were assessed. The predictive capability of the tool was validated by the follow-up data using the receiver operating characteristic curve...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343122/use-of-the-godin-leisure-time-exercise-questionnaire-in-multiple-sclerosis-research-a-comprehensive-narrative-review
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Elizabeth Morghen Sikes, Emma V Richardson, Katie J Cederberg, Jeffer E Sasaki, Brian M Sandroff, Robert W Motl
PURPOSE: The Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire has been a commonly applied measure of physical activity in research among persons with multiple sclerosis over the past decade. This paper provides a comprehensive description of its application and inclusion in research on physical activity in multiple sclerosis. METHOD: This comprehensive, narrative review included papers that were published between 1985 and 2017, written in English, involved participants with multiple sclerosis as a primary population, measured physical activity, and cited one of the two original Godin papers...
January 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341789/psychometric-properties-of-the-epworth-sleepiness-scale-a-factor-analysis-and-item-response-theory-approach
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June J Pilcher, Fred S Switzer, Alec Munc, Janet Donnelly, Julia C Jellen, Claus Lamm
The purpose of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) in two languages, German and English. Students from a university in Austria (N = 292; 55 males; mean age = 18.71 ± 1.71 years; 237 females; mean age = 18.24 ± 0.88 years) and a university in the US (N = 329; 128 males; mean age = 18.71 ± 0.88 years; 201 females; mean age = 21.59 ± 2.27 years) completed the ESS. An exploratory-factor analysis was completed to examine dimensionality of the ESS...
January 17, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341314/chronic-sleep-reduction-in-adolescents-clinical-cut-off-scores-for-the-chronic-sleep-reduction-questionnaire-csrq
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Julia F Dewald-Kaufmann, Eduard J Bruin, Marcel Smits, Bonne J H Zijlstra, Frans J Oort, Anne Marie Meijer
The Chronic Sleep Reduction Questionnaire is a validated questionnaire that measures symptoms of prolonged insufficient and/or poor sleep and therefore accounts for individuals' sleep need and sleep debt. This study extends its psychometric properties by providing cut-off scores, using a matched sample of 298 healthy adolescents (15.38 ± 1.63 years, 37.9% male, mean Chronic Sleep Reduction Questionnaire score: 32.98 ± 6.51) and 298 adolescents with insomnia/delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (15.48 ± 1...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341133/development-and-initial-validity-of-the-in-hand-manipulation-assessment
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Gabrielle Klymenko, Karen P Y Liu, Michelle Bissett, Kenneth N K Fong, Nandana Welage, Rebecca S M Wong
BACKGROUND/AIM: A review of the literature related to in-hand manipulation (IHM) revealed that there is no assessment which specifically measures this construct in the adult population. This study reports the face and content validity of an IHM assessment for adults with impaired hand function based on expert opinion. METHODS: The definition of IHM skills, assessment tasks and scoring methods identified from literature was discussed in a focus group (n = 4) to establish face validity...
January 17, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340902/validation-study-of-the-abbreviated-version-of-the-lubben-social-network-scale-spanish-translation-among-mexican-and-mexican-american-older-adults
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Mireya Vilar-Compte, Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, James Lubben
PURPOSE: To perform a face validity study of the Spanish version of the Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6) among Mexican and Mexican-American older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-national qualitative descriptive approach, based on cognitive survey testing and cross-cultural equivalence analysis, was followed to assess the face validity of the Spanish version of the LSNS-6. Data were collected through 2 focus groups in Los Angeles (LA) and 4 in Mexico City (CDMX)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
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