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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244037/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-m-d-anderson-symptom-inventory-heart-failure-in-chinese-cancer-patients-with-concurrent-heart-failure
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Sek Ying Chair, Qun Wang, Mingming Yu, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Chang Tian, Janet Wing Hung Sit, Eliza Mi Ling Wong, Carmen Wing Han Chan, Anecita Fadol
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to translate the M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Heart Failure (MDASI-HF), a specific instrument to assess symptoms in cancer patients with concurrent heart failure (HF), into Mandarin Chinese and to examine its psychometric properties in Chinese cancer patients. DESIGN: A translation and psychometric evaluation design was used. METHODS: The translation of the MDASI-HF into Mandarin Chinese followed Brislin's model with the four steps: translation, monolingual assessment, backward translation, and comparison...
November 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243532/use-of-transcranial-direct-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-negative-symptoms-of-schizophrenia
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Maria Pontillo, Floriana Costanzo, Deny Menghini, Roberto Averna, Ornella Santonastaso, Maria Cristina Tata, Stefano Vicari
Schizophrenia is a debilitating disease that affects approximately 1% of the population. Negative symptoms are among the major determinants of the functional impairment and a significant proportion of patients with negative symptoms will continue to experience these symptoms despite antipsychotic medications. There are promising results in the application of brain stimulation, particularly transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), for the reduction of negative symptoms of schizophrenia. However, findings are still controversial...
January 2018: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242671/in-patients-suspected-of-cognitive-decline-what-is-the-most-accurate-in-office-screening-instrument-to-determine-if-there-is-dementia-needing-further-evaluation-and-management
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Jamie Quitoriano, Robert M Hamm
While screening for dementia in patients without symptoms is not recommended by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), screening in those presenting with symptoms may help patients and caregivers prepare for the future. When selecting which screening tool to use in a primary care office, one needs to consider practicality, feasibility, applicability, and psychometric properties. The MIS, MiniCog, PhotoTest, and GPCOG have been found to have short administration times, good accuracy, and applicability for a broad range of patient education and backgrounds...
September 2017: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241896/an-exploratory-study-on-using-principal-component-analysis-and-confirmatory-factor-analysis-to-identify-bolt-on-dimensions-the-eq-5d-case-study
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Aureliano Paolo Finch, John Edward Brazier, Clara Mukuria, Jakob Bue Bjorner
OBJECTIVE: Generic preference-based measures such as the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D) are used in economic evaluation, but may not be appropriate for all conditions. When this happens, a possible solution is adding bolt-ons to expand their descriptive systems. Using review-based methods, studies published to date claimed the relevance of bolt-ons in the presence of poor psychometric results. This approach does not identify the specific dimensions missing from the Generic preference-based measure core descriptive system, and is inappropriate for identifying dimensions that might improve the measure generically...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241895/development-and-validation-of-the-afimpact-an-atrial-fibrillation-specific-measure-of-patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life
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Karin S Coyne, Nils Edvardsson, Anna Rydén
BACKGROUND: Improvement in health-related quality of life is a key therapeutic goal of disease management in atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of the AFImpact, an AF-specific health-related quality-of-life patient-reported outcome measure. METHODS: Development and validation of the AFImpact comprised a qualitative stage, consisting of a literature review and concept elicitation interviews (91 patients with AF), item generation, and cognitive debriefing (30 patients with AF), and a quantitative stage, consisting of evaluation of the instrument's psychometric properties (313 patients with AF)...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241512/development-of-post-hip-replacement-comfort-scale
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Hulya Saray Kilic, Sevinc Tastan
AIM: To develop and psychometrically test the Post Hip Replacement Comfort Scale (PHRCS). BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the patient comfort after hip replacement surgery is highly important in order to increase the quality of patient care. The review of the relevant literature shows that a scale that specifically measures the patient comfort after hip replacement surgery is absent. DESIGN: Methodological design was used. This study included the development of the scale and tested the psychometric properties of the scale...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241507/validation-of-the-symptom-status-questionnaire-heart-failure-in-korean-patients
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Seongkum Heo, Minjeong An, JinShil Kim
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Symptom Status Questionnaire-Heart Failure (SSQ-HF) in patients with heart failure (HF). Specific aims were to examine 1) reliability and item homogeneity, using Cronbach's alpha and item analyses; and 2) validity, using factor analysis and known relationships of depressive symptoms and perceived control to HF symptoms. BACKGROUND: HF symptoms are among the strongest factors affecting health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and can lead to hospitalization...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241503/psychometric-properties-of-belief-measures-about-osteoporosis-and-its-control
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Lacey Alexander, Piyaorn Wajanatinapart, Diane Lauver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Osteoporosis (OP) is a chronic health condition with potentially serious consequences. Although preventive behaviors are important to control OP, many people do not engage in such behaviors. Although beliefs about preventive behaviors for OP influence such behaviors, we could not find psychometrically strong measures of such beliefs for use in planned research. Our initial study was done to assess the content validity, clarity, and internal consistency of belief measures regarding behaviors to control OP: perceived competence, perceived susceptibility, and perceived severity, based on relevant theories...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241439/family-decision-making-and-self-determination-among-consumers-with-schizophrenia-in-china-cross-cultural-implications
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Ying Chen, Chow S Lam, Hong Deng, Patrick W Corrigan, Eva Yau
OBJECTIVES: Self-determination is viewed as an important ingredient of successful recovery in psychiatric rehabilitation. The concept of autonomy, a key component of self-determination, may be of less importance in Chinese cultures, whereby an individual's choices may be in conflict with the family's expectations. This study aimed to develop an instrument to measure opinions about self-determination among Chinese consumers and their family members. METHODS: A 27-item questionnaire, the Consumer and Family Decision Making Scale (CFDMS), was constructed to measure consumers' and family members' views of self-determination in various aspects of daily life...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240816/the-sociotype-construct-gauging-the-structure-and-dynamics-of-human-sociality
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Pedro C Marijuán, Jesús Montero-Marín, Jorge Navarro, Javier García-Campayo, Raquel Del Moral
Exploring the pertinence of a "sociotype" construct, established along the conceptual chain genotype-phenotype-sociotype, is the essential purpose of the present paper. Further, by following the sociotype's conceptual guidelines, a new psychometric indicator has been developed in order to gauge the level of social interaction around each individual-the sociotype questionnaire (SOCQ). A first version of this questionnaire has been elaborated by gathering data about the different classes of social bonds (family, friends, acquaintances, and work/study colleagues) in general population and about the dynamic update of these bonds via face-to-face conversation and other modes of interaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240043/nurses-work-functioning-questionnaire-nwfq-refinement-and-validation-of-the-italian-version
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Nicola Magnavita, Carlo Chiorri
BACKGROUND: The availability of an assessment measure for work impairment in nurses, or nursing students, is of crucial importance for early detection of workers/students at risk. Recently, a new measure, the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire (NWFQ), has become available, but there is no validated Italian version. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop and validate an Italian version of the NWFQ. METHODS: We evaluated the factor structure, the internal consistency, and the convergent and discriminant construct validity with respect to organizational justice and job strain of the Italian NWFQ using data from 645 nursing students...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239456/pain-induced-depression-in-the-elderly-validation-of-psychometric-properties-of-the-brazilian-version-of-the-geriatric-emotional-assessment-of-pain-geap-b
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Carla Bezerra Lopes Almeida, Ricardo Humberto Félix, Maysa Seabra Cendoroglo, Fania Cristina Santos
OBJECTIVE: In order to introduce an instrument within our midst that allows a comprehensive clinical evaluation of pain-induced depression in the elderly, we proposed the translation, cross-cultural adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese, and study of the psychometric properties of the "Geriatric Psychosocial Assessment of Pain-induced Depression" (GEAP) scale. This instrument was especially developed for the screening of depression associated with chronic pain in the elderly. METHOD: We performed translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the GEAP scale, whose psychometric properties were analyzed in a sample of 48 elderly individuals...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239235/assessing-self-reported-disability-in-a-low-literate-population-with-chronic-low-back-pain-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-testing-of-igbo-roland-morris-disability-questionnaire
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Chinonso N Igwesi-Chidobe, Chinwe Obiekwe, Isaac O Sorinola, Emma L Godfrey
PURPOSE: Cross-culturally adapt and validate the Igbo Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. METHOD: Cross-cultural adaptation, test-retest, and cross-sectional psychometric testing. Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire was forward and back translated by clinical/non-clinical translators. An expert committee appraised the translations. Twelve participants with chronic low back pain pre-tested the measure in a rural Nigerian community. Internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha; test-retest reliability using intra-class correlation coefficient and Bland-Altman plot; and minimal detectable change were investigated in a convenient sample of 50 people with chronic low back pain in rural and urban Nigeria...
December 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239208/the-perceptual-maze-test-revisited-evaluating-the-difficulty-of-automatically-generated-mazes
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Bao Sheng Loe, John Rust
The Elithorn perceptual maze test is widely used in clinical research and practice. However, there is little evidence of its psychometric properties, and its application is limited by the technical difficulty of developing more mazes. The current research aims to adopt a rigorous approach to evaluate 18 mazes that were automatically generated by a novel R software package. Various item response theory models were employed to examine the difficulty parameters. The findings suggested that the data best fitted the Rasch model...
December 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239207/psychometric-properties-of-the-impairment-rating-scale-in-samples-of-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Anne E Dawson, Theresa E Egan, Brian T Wymbs
Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impaired in numerous domains. However, psychometrically sound measures assessing broad-ranging impairment, particularly brief scales for diagnostic purposes, are scarce. The Impairment Rating Scale (IRS), originally developed to assess ADHD-related impairment in children, has been adapted to a 12-item self-report measure of impairment in adults. In this study, the psychometric properties of the adult IRS were examined in three samples. In Studies 1 and 2, the adult IRS demonstrated good convergent, divergent, and incremental validity among college students and an online sample of adults, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238314/computational-psychometrics-for-the-measurement-of-collaborative-problem-solving-skills
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Stephen T Polyak, Alina A von Davier, Kurt Peterschmidt
This paper describes a psychometrically-based approach to the measurement of collaborative problem solving skills, by mining and classifying behavioral data both in real-time and in post-game analyses. The data were collected from a sample of middle school children who interacted with a game-like, online simulation of collaborative problem solving tasks. In this simulation, a user is required to collaborate with a virtual agent to solve a series of tasks within a first-person maze environment. The tasks were developed following the psychometric principles of Evidence Centered Design (ECD) and are aligned with the Holistic Framework developed by ACT...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238234/development-of-a-psychological-test-to-measure-ability-based-emotional-intelligence-in-the-indonesian-workplace-using-an-item-response-theory
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Fajrianthi, Rizqy Amelia Zein
This study aimed to develop an emotional intelligence (EI) test that is suitable to the Indonesian workplace context. Airlangga Emotional Intelligence Test (Tes Kecerdasan Emosi Airlangga [TKEA]) was designed to measure three EI domains: 1) emotional appraisal, 2) emotional recognition, and 3) emotional regulation. TKEA consisted of 120 items with 40 items for each subset. TKEA was developed based on the Situational Judgment Test (SJT) approach. To ensure its psychometric qualities, categorical confirmatory factor analysis (CCFA) and item response theory (IRT) were applied to test its validity and reliability...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237487/adolescent-coordinated-transition-act-to-improve-health-outcomes-among-young-people-living-with-hiv-in-nigeria-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Jennifer R Pharr, Tamara Bruno, Chad L Cross, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Prosper Okonkwo, Bolanle Oyeledun, Hadiza Khamofu, Ayodotun Olutola, Salome Erekaha, William Nii Ayitey Menson, Echezona E Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND: Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) have worse health outcomes than other populations of people living with HIV. Contributing factors include lack of standard and comprehensive procedures for ALHIV transitioning from pediatric to adult care. This has contributed to poor retention at, and following transition, which is problematic especially in high ALHIV-burden, resource-limited settings like Nigeria. METHODS: Using a two-arm cluster randomized control design, the Adolescent Coordinated Transition (ACT) trial will measure the comparative effectiveness of a graduated transition and organized support group intervention against the usual practice of abrupt transfer of Nigerian ALHIV from pediatric to adult care...
December 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237460/validity-and-reliability-of-the-mexican-resilience-measurement-scale-in-families-of-children-with-chronic-conditions
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Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, José Moral de la Rubia, Laurie D McCubbin, Linda Liebenberg, Jesús Alejandro Vera Jiménez, Leonor Rivera-Rivera, Angie Hart, Leticia Andrea Barajas Nava, Marcela Salazar García, Silvia Martínez Valverde, Sofía Rivera Aragón, Concepción Sánchez Gómez, Laura Villavicencio Guzmán, Victor Granados García, Juan Garduño Espinosa
BACKGROUND: The resilience to face disease is a process of positive adaptation despite the loss of health. It involves developing vitality and skills to overcome the negative effects of adversity, risks, and vulnerability caused by disease. In Mexico, the Mexican Resilience Measurement Scale (RESI-M) has been validated with a general population and has a five-factor structure. However, this scale does not allow evaluation of resilience in specific subpopulations, such as caregivers. METHOD: This study investigated the psychometric properties of RESI-M in 446 family caregivers of children with chronic diseases...
December 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237355/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-victorian-institute-of-sports-assessment-achilles-visa-a-questionnaire-for-spanish-athletes
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Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Emilio José Poveda-Pagán, Yasser Alakhdar, Maria Dolores Hidalgo-Montesinos, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, José L Arias-Buría
Study Design Clinical measurement study. Background Achilles tendinopathy is a prevalent sport-related injury. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles (VISA-A) questionnaire is a widely-used patient-reported outcome to assess the severity of symptoms for this injury. Objective To adapt the VISA-A questionnaire into Spanish and to assess its psychometric properties. Methods Cross-cultural adaptation was conducted according to recommended guidelines. The Spanish VISA-A (VISA-A-Sp) questionnaire was administered to 210 subjects: 70 healthy students, 70 active at risk subjects (participating in running and jumping) and 70 patients with Achilles tendinopathy diagnosis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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