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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723939/assessing-health-related-resiliency-in-hiv-latin-women-preliminary-psychometric-findings
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Gladys J Jimenez-Torres, Valerie Wojna, Ernesto Rosario, Rosa Hechevarría, Ada M Alemán-Batista, Miriam Ríos Matos, Alok Madan, Richard L Skolasky, Summer F Acevedo
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated vulnerabilities-especially those linked to psychological issues-and limited mental health-treatment resources have the potential to adversely affect the health statuses of individuals. The concept of resilience has been introduced in the literature to shift the emphasis from vulnerability to protective factors. Resilience, however, is an evolving construct and is measured in various ways, though rarely among underserved, minority populations. Herein, we present the preliminary psychometric properties of a sample of HIV-seropositive Puerto Rican women, measured using a newly developed health-related resilience scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723721/instrument-adaptation-modification-and-validation-for-cultural-beliefs-about-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-korean-americans
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Shin-Young Lee, Eunice E Lee, Frances Aranda
BACKGROUND: Studies on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among Korean Americans (KAs) lack culturally sensitive, reliable, and validated belief scales. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to adapt, modify, and validate instruments measuring cultural beliefs (physical space, health temporal orientation, personal control, colon cancer fatalism, and health fatalism) about CRC screening in KAs. METHODS: In phase I, instrument adaptation and modification (translation from English into Korean, individual interviews using cognitive interviewing, and expert reviews) were used to make existing cultural beliefs instruments culturally appropriate for KAs...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721058/clinical-patterns-and-outcomes-of-status-epilepticus-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Hatem S Shehata, Hadeer Mahmoud AbdelGhaffar, Mohammed Nasreldin, Alaa Elmazny, Ahmed Abdelalim, Asmaa Sabbah, Nevin M Shalaby
INTRODUCTION: Refractory epilepsy is a common clinical manifestation in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which can be complicated by many life-threatening conditions, such as status epilepticus (SE). However, very few reports mention the patterns and semiology of SE in those patients. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes of SE in TSC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational, prospective study was carried out on 36 Egyptian children with definite TSC...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721048/adapting-the-short-form-of-the-coping-inventory-for-stressful-situations-into-chinese
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Chun Li, Qing Liu, Ti Hu, Xiaoyan Jin
OBJECTIVES: The Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) is a measurement tool for evaluating stress that has good psychometric properties. We investigated the applicability of a short-form version of the CISS in a large sample of Chinese university students. METHODS: Nine hundred and seventy-two Chinese university students aged 18-30 years (mean =20.15, standard deviation =3.26) were chosen as subjects, of whom 101 were randomly selected to be retested after a 2-week interval...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720128/the-utility-of-mini-clinical-evaluation-exercise-mini-cex-in-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-medical-education-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Sara Mortaz Hejri, Mohammad Jalili, Mandana Shirazi, Rasoul Masoomi, Saharnaz Nedjat, John Norcini
BACKGROUND: One of the most frequently used assessment tools that measure the trainees' performance in workplace is the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), in which an expert observes and rates the actual performance of trainees. Several primary studies have evaluated the effectiveness of mini-CEX by assessing its educational and psychometric properties. The objective of this BEME review is to explore, analyze, and synthesize the evidence considering the utility of the mini-CEX for assessing undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees...
July 18, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719056/tracking-salience-in-young-people-a-psychometric-field-test-of-the-aberrant-salience-inventory-asi
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Andrea Raballo, David C Cicero, John G Kerns, Sara Sanna, Mirra Pintus, Ingrid Agartz, Elisa Pintus, Irene Corrias, Veronica Lai, Donatella Rita Petretto, Mauro G Carta, Antonio Preti
AIM: To explore the prevalence of Aberrant Salience (AS, an alleged experiential feature of psychosis-proneness) in Italian young people and corroborate the transcultural validity of the Aberrant Salience Inventory (ASI). METHODS: Young adults attending an Italian university (n = 649) underwent serial evaluations with the ASI together with psychometric proxies for help seeking General Health Questionnaire and attenuated positive and negative symptoms Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ)...
July 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718871/-brief-instruments-in-german-for-the-assessment-of-disordered-eating
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Felicitas Richter, Bernhard Strauß, Uwe Berger
The development of brief instruments is an important area in the clinical and psychological assessment in the past years. Brief instruments reveal many advantages due to their efficiency and shortness for the users. However, the psychometric standards of development and validation were often neglected during the construction of short forms. The current overview presents 6 brief instruments for the assessment of disordered eating and eating disorders in German: Eating Attitudes Test 8 (EAT-8), Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire 8 (EDE-Q8) and the child version (ChEDE-Q8), ICD-10-Symptom-Rating subscale eating disorders (ISR-E), SCOFF questionnaire, and Short Evaluation of Eating Disorders (SEED)...
June 29, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718867/-defeated-by-life-validation-of-a-german-version-of-the-defeat-scale-ds-d
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Thomas Forkmann, Jana-Sophie Stenzel, Dajana Rath, Heide Glaesmer, Tobias Teismann
Introduction Defeat and entrapment are transdiagnostic constructs that play an important role in the development of depression, anxiety, suicidality and trauma-associated mental disorders. The present study aimed at presenting and validating a first German version of the Defeat-Scale (DS-d). Material and methods Through a web-based survey, N=480 participants were recruited (74% female; MAge=28.5, SDAge=11.1, Range: 18-80 years); 14.2% reported to currently suffer from a mental disorder, 8.5% reported at least one lifetime suicide attempt...
June 29, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716619/attachment-insecurity-in-advanced-cancer-patients-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-brief-experiences-in-close-relationships-scale-ecr-m16-g
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Philipp Rebecca, Vehling Sigrun, Scheffold Katharina, Grünke Britta, Härter Martin, Mehnert Anja, Schulz-Kindermann Frank, Lo Christopher
CONTEXT: Attachment insecurity refers to difficulty in trusting and relying on others in times of need. Its underlying factors attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have been empirically associated with impaired coping in advanced cancer, and therefore should be considered in individually tailored medical and psychosocial treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the German translation of the Brief Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR-M16-G)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716530/genetic-association-analysis-of-serotonin-and-signal-transduction-pathways-in-suicide-attempters-from-an-italian-sample-of-psychiatric-patients
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Maurizio Pompili, Giovanna Gentile, Catia Scassellati, Cristian Bonvicini, Marco Innamorati, Denise Erbuto, Franco Montebovi, Giuseppe Ducci, Alberto Forte, Eleonora De Pisa, Stefano Ferracuti, Gianluca Serafini, Vincenzo De Luca, Mario Amore, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Girardi
Genetic factors have been reported to contribute to the liability of suicide. We aimed to investigate functional polymorphisms in eight genes (serotonin transporter, SLC6A4; receptors, 5HTR1A, 1B, 5HTR2A; Tryptophan Hydroxylase, TPH1, TPH2; Monoamine Oxidase, MAOA and G Protein Subunit Beta 3, GNB3) to investigate their predictive value for suicide. The possible confounding effects of gender and phenotypic patients dissection were also valued. A sample of 111 consecutive psychiatric inpatients was recruited and assessed using specific psychometric instruments...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716141/the-german-day-care-study-multicomponent-non-drug-therapy-for-people-with-cognitive-impairment-in-day-care-centres-supplemented-with-caregiver-counselling-detamaks-study-protocol-of-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Elisa-Marie Behrndt, Melanie Straubmeier, Hildegard Seidl, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Katharina Luttenberger
BACKGROUND: It is the wish of both people with cognitive impairment and their informal caregivers for the impaired person to live at home for as long as possible. This is also in line with economic arguments about health. The existing structure of day-care services for the elderly can be used to achieve this. Due to the current lack of empirical evidence in this field, most day-care centres do not offer a scientifically evaluated, structured intervention, but instead offer a mixture of individual activities whose efficacy has not yet been established...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716130/psychometric-properties-and-relations-with-coping-and-family-strain-of-the-health-services-and-caregiver-experience-questionnaire-hsce-an-outcome-measure-of-informal-caregivers-experience-for-inpatient-care-in-italy
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Anna Coluccia, Fabio Ferretti, Andrea Fagiolini, Andrea Pozza
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the number of patients supported by informal caregivers has substantially increased. In the Italian healthcare context, informal caregivers' experience of care is a new under-recognized construct, and no assessment tool is available. Measuring caregivers' experience is important since in Italy the relationship between doctors and patients/relatives is still considered asymmetrical. The current study presented development and initial psychometric properties of the Health Services and Caregiver Experience questionnaire (HSCE), a self-report tool of caregivers' global experience for inpatient clinical care, including factor structure, reliability and its relations with measures of coping strategies and family strain...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716084/development-and-validation-of-the-chinese-version-of-dry-eye-related-quality-of-life-scale
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Bang Zheng, Xiao-Jing Liu, Yue-Qian Fiona Sun, Jia-Zeng Su, Yang Zhao, Zheng Xie, Guang-Yan Yu
BACKGROUND: To develop the Chinese version of quality of life scale for dry eye patients based on the Impact of Dry Eye on Everyday Life (IDEEL) questionnaire and to assess the reliability and validity of the developed scale. METHODS: The original IDEEL was adapted cross-culturally to Chinese language and further developed following standard procedures. A total of 100 Chinese patients diagnosed with dry eye syndrome were included to investigate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of scale...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715231/bayesian-estimation-for-item-factor-analysis-models-with-sparse-categorical-indicators
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Sierra A Bainter
Psychometric models for item-level data are broadly useful in psychology. A recurring issue for estimating item factor analysis (IFA) models is low-item endorsement (item sparseness), due to limited sample sizes or extreme items such as rare symptoms or behaviors. In this paper, I demonstrate that under conditions characterized by sparseness, currently available estimation methods, including maximum likelihood (ML), are likely to fail to converge or lead to extreme estimates and low empirical power. Bayesian estimation incorporating prior information is a promising alternative to ML estimation for IFA models with item sparseness...
July 17, 2017: Multivariate Behavioral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714581/psychometric-evaluation-and-norms-for-the-multidimensional-assessment-of-interoceptive-awareness-maia-in-a-clinical-eating-disorders-sample
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Tiffany A Brown, Laura A Berner, Michelle D Jones, Erin E Reilly, Anne Cusack, Leslie K Anderson, Walter H Kaye, Christina E Wierenga
Altered interoceptive awareness (IA) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of eating disorders; however, few comprehensive self-report measures of IA exist in eating disorders. The present study sought to validate the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA), originally developed to assess IA in individuals practicing mind-body therapies, in an eating disorder sample. Adult and adolescent patients (n = 376) completed assessments upon admission to a partial hospital programme. Analyses examined the factor structure of the MAIA, scale means, scale-scale correlations, internal consistency and construct validity...
July 17, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714451/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-attitudes-to-disability-scale-for-use-with-nurse-educators
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Lori Lyon, Rick Houser
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This article tests the construct validity of the Attitudes to Disability Scale (ADS) for use with nurse educators. The ADS was designed to assess the attitudes of people with disabilities and the general population. METHODS: The responses of 126 nurse educators were analyzed using multivariate statistics. RESULTS: Reliability analysis of the original ADS factors yielded Cronbach's alpha of .655, .689, .781, and .621 (Inclusion, Discrimination, Gains, and Prospects, respectively)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714450/psychometric-properties-of-the-ambulatory-surgery-index-of-nausea-vomiting-and-retching
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Jan Odom-Forren, Lynne A Hall, Susan J Fetzer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: At least one-third of ambulatory surgery patients will experience nausea or vomiting during the recovery period. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Ambulatory Surgery Index of Nausea, Vomiting, and Retching (AS-INVR). METHODS: Secondary analysis of longitudinal data from a study of 203 adult ambulatory surgery patients was conducted. RESULTS: Based on the results of factor analysis, the retching item was eliminated and the 6-item, 2-dimensional AS-INV was formed...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714449/initial-evidence-for-the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-educational-needs-assessment-questionnaire
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MyoungJin Kim, Mary J Dyck, Amy Funk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the revised Educational Needs Assessment (ENA) questionnaire, a 32-item questionnaire designed to assess educational needs of nurses. METHODS: Data were obtained from 317 nursing home nurses in central Illinois and underwent testing for psychometric properties. RESULTS: The principal component analysis yielded a 6-factor solution that explained 65...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714446/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-health-protective-sexual-communication-content-discussed-scale-for-young-women-in-gaborone-botswana
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Mabel K M Magowe, Marcia McDonnell Holstad
Health protective sexual communication can reduce HIV transmission, but women in Botswana find it difficult because of cultural barriers, suggesting the need for relevant measures. A Health Protective Sexual Communication Content Discussed Scale was developed and tested among young women aged 21-35 years in Gaborone, Botswana, to guide HIV prevention interventions. The project was conducted from June 2006 to August 2007. Literature review, expert advice, and a qualitative pilot guided the process. The scale had 22 items...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714444/development-of-an-arabic-translation-of-the-cancer-behavior-inventory-brief
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Maaidah M Algamdi, Sandra K Hanneman
PURPOSE: The objective was to develop an Arabic version of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief (CBI-B). METHODS: The CBI-B was translated into Arabic using two forward and back translations. A translation validity index (TVI) was computed from review by an expert panel. RESULTS: Both back translations had issues with word choice, grammar, and meaning, which were resolved by selecting items from each forward translation. Item TVI was 0.83-1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
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