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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454178/caffeine-use-disorder-an-item-response-theory-analysis-of-proposed-dsm-5-criteria
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Csilla Ágoston, Róbert Urbán, Mara J Richman, Zsolt Demetrovics
INTRODUCTION: Caffeine is a common psychoactive substance with a documented addictive potential. Caffeine withdrawal has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), but caffeine use disorder (CUD) is considered to be a condition for further study. The aim of the current study is (1) to test the psychometric properties of the Caffeine Use Disorder Questionnaire (CUDQ) by using a confirmatory factor analysis and an item response theory (IRT) approach, (2) to compare IRT models with varying numbers of parameters and models with or without caffeine consumption criteria, and (3) to examine if the total daily caffeine consumption and the use of different caffeinated products can predict the magnitude of CUD symptomatology...
February 9, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454046/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-mbps-scale-used-to-assess-procedural-pain
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Dianne J Crellin, Franz E Babl, Nick Santamaria, Denise Harrison
The Modified Behavioral Pain Scale (MBPS) was designed to assess procedural pain in infants and is considered valid for assessing immunisation pain. The aim of this study was to assess the practical and psychometric properties of the MBPS when applied to other commonly performed procedures. Twenty-six clinicians independently applied the MBPS scale to segments of video collected from 100 children aged six to 42 months undergoing one of four procedures in the emergency department. Positive correlation between MBPS and VASobs pain (r = 0...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453641/factor-structure-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-thoughts-about-psychotherapy-survey-in-a-parent-sample
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Erlanger A Turner
Researchers have noted that treatment fearfulness (e.g., embarrassment or negative attitudes) causes individuals to avoid seeking therapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Thoughts About Psychotherapy Survey (TAPS; Kushner and Sher in Prof Psychol Res Prac 20(4):251-257, 1989) in a sample of parents. This study also examined differences in therapy fears among parents with and without a history of using mental health services. Using a sample of 138 parents (87% female), findings indicated that a three factor structure of the TAPS was a good fit for the data...
February 16, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453093/instruments-for-evaluation-of-safety-culture-in-primary-health-care-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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P F Vasconcelos, L P Arruda, V E C Sousa Freire, R E F L Carvalho
OBJECTIVES: This research aimed to conduct an investigation of the tools used to assess safety culture in the primary health care. STUDY DESIGN: Integrative review of the literature. METHODS: We conducted a literature search using an instrument that included quantitative assessments of safety culture, using the following databases: CINAHL, ScienceDirect, PubMed, BIREME, and SciELO. Retrieved material comprised original articles published from 1998 to 2014, with titles and abstracts available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French...
February 13, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453033/the-social-attribution-task-multiple-choice-sat-mc-psychometric-comparison-with-social-cognitive-measures-for-schizophrenia-research
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Jason K Johannesen, Joanna M Fiszdon, Andrea Weinstein, David Ciosek, Morris D Bell
The Social Attribution Task-Multiple Choice (SAT-MC) tests the ability to extract social themes from viewed object motion. This form of animacy perception is thought to aid the development of social inference, but appears impaired in schizophrenia. The current study was undertaken to examine psychometric equivalence of two forms of the SAT-MC and to compare their performance against social cognitive tests recommended for schizophrenia research. Thirty-two schizophrenia (SZ) and 30 substance use disorder (SUD) participants completed both SAT-MC forms, the Bell-Lysaker Emotion Recognition Task (BLERT), Hinting Task, The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT), Ambiguous Intentions and Hostility Questionnaire (AIHQ) and questionnaire measures of interpersonal function...
February 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453022/exploring-factors-that-influence-students-attitudes-toward-midwifery-in-jordan-measuring-psychometric-properties-of-a-newly-developed-tool
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Lourance A Al Hadid, Omaymah Al-Rajabi, Marwa AlBarmawi, Najah Sayyah Yousef Sayyah, Lwiza Moh'd Toqan
Students' professional choice to proceed in midwifery is influenced by many factors. This study validated an instrument developed to assess students' attitudes toward midwifery in Jordan. It also addressed the motivating and de-motivating factors influencing students' decision concerning joining and continuing in midwifery. A descriptive, cross-section study was conducted on a convenience sample of 374 midwifery students representing private, governmental, and military midwifery colleges. The researchers developed the study questionnaire through conducting a comprehensive literature review, organizing common themes and consulting experts...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451699/development-and-validation-of-the-pediatric-stroke-quality-of-life-measure
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Andrea Fiume, Gabrielle Deveber, Shu-Hyun Jang, Colleen Fuller, Shani Viner, Sharon Friefeld
AIM: To develop and validate a disease-specific parent proxy and child quality of life (QoL) measure for patients aged 2 to 18 years surviving cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and arterial ischaemic stroke (AIS). METHOD: Utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods, we developed a 75-item Pediatric Stroke Quality of Life Measure (PSQLM) questionnaire. We mailed the PSQLM and a standardized generic QoL measure, Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL), to 353 families...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451066/psychometric-properties-of-mdhaq-rapid3-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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N Annapureddy, D Giangreco, H Devilliers, J A Block, M Jolly
Background The Multidimensional Health Assessment Questionnaire (MDHAQ) is a patient-reported outcome (PRO) tool that includes the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data 3 (RAPID3), an index that can be calculated at the point of care. The objective of this study was to perform psychometric analyses of MDHAQ/RAPID3 to study its measurement properties in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods The MDHAQ was completed by 161 SLE patients in routine care, along with LupusPRO (a disease-specific PRO). The SLE disease-specific activity index (SELENA-SLEDAI) and damage (SDI) were assessed...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450796/prospective-comparison-of-the-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-mmpi-2-and-mmpi-2-restructured-form-mmpi-2-rf-in-predicting-treatment-outcomes-among-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Anthony M Tarescavage, Judith Scheman, Yossef S Ben-Porath
The purpose of the current study was to examine the relative utility of the most updated MMPI adult instrument, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF), which was designed to address psychometric limitations of the MMPI-2. To this end, we compared mean scores and correlates of emotional distress treatment outcomes using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales in a sample of 230 patients (73 males, 157 females) who had completed an interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450246/validation-of-a-swedish-version-of-the-short-upps-p-impulsive-behavior-scale-among-young-adults
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Benjamin Claréus, Daiva Daukantaitė, Margit Wångby-Lundh, Lars-Gunnar Lundh
The UPPS-P model of impulsivity proposes that impulsivity comprises five distinct facets-negative urgency, positive urgency, lack of premeditation, lack of perseverance, and sensation seeking. The UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale has been used to measure these facets. The purpose of the current study was to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the 20-item UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale (SUPPS-P). The sample comprised 343 Swedish young adults ( M age = 24.21, SD = 2.01; 27% men, 2% other or undisclosed gender identity) who answered a questionnaire including the SUPPS-P; Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS-21); and questions regarding their alcohol consumption and substance use...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450235/vietnamese-validation-of-the-short-version-of-internet-addiction-test
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Bach Xuan Tran, Hue Thi Mai, Long Hoang Nguyen, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Carl A Latkin, Melvyn W B Zhang, Roger C M Ho
Background and aims: The main goal of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Vietnamese version of the short-version of Internet Addiction Test (s-IAT) and to assess the relationship between s-IAT scores and demographics, health related qualify of life and perceived stress scores in young Vietnamese. Methods: The Vietnamese version of s-IAT was administered to a sample of 589 participants. Exploratory factor and reliability analyses were performed...
December 2017: Addictive Behaviors Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449870/validating-the-demand-control-support-questionnaire-among-white-collar-employees-in-switzerland-and-the-united-states
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Daniel Mauss, Raphael M Herr, Töres Theorell, Peter Angerer, Jian Li
Background: The Demand Control Support Questionnaire (DCSQ) is an established self-reported tool to measure a stressful work environment. Validated German and English versions are however currently missing. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate the psychometric properties of German and English versions of the DCSQ among white-collar employees in Switzerland and the US. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 499 employees in Switzerland and 411 in the US, respectively...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449685/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-spinal-cord-injury-falls-concern-scale-in-the-italian-population
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Maria Auxiliadora Marquez, Rita De Santis, Viviana Ammendola, Martina Antonacci, Valter Santilli, Anna Berardi, Donatella Valente, Giovanni Galeoto
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop an Italian version of the Spinal Cord Injury-Falls Concern Scale (SCI-FCS) and examine its reliability and validity. SETTING: Multicenter study in spinal units in Northern and Southern Italy. The scale also was administered to non-hospitalized outpatient clinic patients. METHODS: The original scale was translated from English to Italian using the "Translation and Cultural Adaptation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures" guidelines...
February 15, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447822/are-validated-patient-reported-outcomes-used-on-children-in-pediatric-otolaryngology-a-systematic-review
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Kevin Wong, Jacquelyn Piraquive, Chelsea A Troiano, Anita Sulibhavi, Kenneth M Grundfast, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES: Review the pediatric otolaryngology literature to 1) identify studies in which children completed patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and 2) appraise the psychometric quality and validity of these PROs as they apply to pediatrics. METHODS: In October 2016, a systematic review was performed by two reviewers on PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE for all otolaryngology-related studies that utilized PROs in children. Inclusion criteria included articles that required children (age<18) to complete PROs...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447362/eq-5d-y-for-the-assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-taiwanese-youth-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chien-Ning Hsu, Hsiang-Wen Lin, A Simon Pickard, You-Lin Tain
Objective: To assess if health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and different comorbid conditions can be identified based on the EQ-5D child-friendly version (EQ-5D-Y). Design: Prospective cross-sectional study. Setting: A tertiary care medical center in Taiwan. Study participants: All CKD patients aged 7-18 years treated at the center between May 2014 and December 2016. Main Outcome Measures: HRQOL assessment was done using EQ-5D-Y...
February 13, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447214/high-efficiency-classification-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Genyuan Li, Olivia Lee, Herschel Rabitz
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a wide-ranging collection of developmental diseases with varying symptoms and degrees of disability. Currently, ASD is diagnosed mainly with psychometric tools, often unable to provide an early and reliable diagnosis. Recently, biochemical methods are being explored as a means to meet the latter need. For example, an increased predisposition to ASD has been associated with abnormalities of metabolites in folate-dependent one carbon metabolism (FOCM) and transsulfuration (TS)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447193/the-quality-of-instruments-to-assess-the-process-of-shared-decision-making-a-systematic-review
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Fania R Gärtner, Hanna Bomhof-Roordink, Ian P Smith, Isabelle Scholl, Anne M Stiggelbout, Arwen H Pieterse
OBJECTIVE: To inventory instruments assessing the process of shared decision making and appraise their measurement quality, taking into account the methodological quality of their validation studies. METHODS: In a systematic review we searched seven databases (PubMed, Embase, Emcare, Cochrane, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier) for studies investigating instruments measuring the process of shared decision making. Per identified instrument, we assessed the level of evidence separately for 10 measurement properties following a three-step procedure: 1) appraisal of the methodological quality using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) checklist, 2) appraisal of the psychometric quality of the measurement property using three possible quality scores, 3) best-evidence synthesis based on the number of studies, their methodological and psychometrical quality, and the direction and consistency of the results...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447056/investigating-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-revised-child-anxiety-and-depression-scale-rcads-in-a-non-clinical-sample-of-irish-adolescents
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Alanna Donnelly, Amanda Fitzgerald, Mark Shevlin, Barbara Dooley
BACKGROUND: The psychometric properties of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) have been established cross-culturally, yet psychometric evidence is lacking for an English-speaking European population. AIM: This research sought to further cross-validate the measure in a non-clinical Irish adolescent sample, and to test for gender and age-based differential item functioning in depression and anxiety. METHOD: Participants were Irish second-level school students (N = 345; 164 male; 12-18 years, M =14...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446961/psychopathic-men-deficits-in-general-mental-ability-not-emotion-perception
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Sally G Olderbak, Andreas Mokros, Joachim Nitschke, Elmar Habermeyer, Oliver Wilhelm
Psychopathy is characteristically associated with deficits in emotion perception; however, findings surrounding this deficit are actually quite mixed. This is most likely due to limitations of study methodology, including the use of tasks with unknown or poor psychometric properties, underpowered samples, and a lack of control for third variables. We present a study that addressed these limitations. A sample of men (n = 339) ranging across the psychopathy continuum, recruited in and out of the German prison system, completed three psychometrically validated tasks that assessed the ability to perceive facially expressed emotions...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445880/the-headache-under-response-to-treatment-hurt-questionnaire-an-outcome-measure-to-guide-follow-up-in-primary-care-development-psychometric-evaluation-and-assessment-of-utility
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T J Steiner, D C Buse, M Al Jumah, M L Westergaard, R H Jensen, M L Reed, L Prilipko, F S Mennini, M J A Láinez, K Ravishankar, F Sakai, S-Y Yu, M Fontebasso, A Al Khathami, E A MacGregor, F Antonaci, C Tassorelli, R B Lipton
BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are both common and burdensome but, given the many people affected, provision of health care to all is challenging. Structured headache services based in primary care are the most efficient, equitable and cost-effective solution but place responsibility for managing most patients on health-care providers with limited training in headache care. The development of practical management aids for primary care is therefore a purpose of the Global Campaign against Headache...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
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