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Yuan Feng, Sha Sha, Chen Hu, Gang Wang, Gabor S Ungvari, Helen F K Chiu, Chee H Ng, Tian-Mei Si, Da-Fang Chen, Yi-Ru Fang, Zheng Lu, Hai-Chen Yang, Jian Hu, Zhi-Yu Chen, Yi Huang, Jing Sun, Xiao-Ping Wang, Hui-Chun Li, Jin-Bei Zhang, Yu-Tao Xiang
INTRODUCTION: Little has been reported about the demographic and clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) with comorbid dysthymia in Chinese patients. This study examined the frequency of comorbid dysthymia in Chinese MDD patients together with the demographic and clinical correlates and prescribing patterns of psychotropic drugs. METHODS: Consecutively collected sample of 1178 patients with MDD were examined in 13 major psychiatric hospitals in China...
October 19, 2016: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
David Singer, Jacqueline E McLaughlin, Wendy C Cox
Objective. To assess the multiple mini-interview (MMI) as an admission tool for a satellite campus. Methods. In 2013, the MMI was implemented as part of a new admissions model at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. From fall 2013 to spring 2015, 73 candidates were interviewed by 15 raters on the satellite campus in Asheville, North Carolina. A many-facet Rasch measurement (MFRM) with three facets was used to determine the variance in candidate ratings attributable to rater severity, candidate ability, and station difficulty...
September 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Annemarie de Vos, Jane-Murray Cramm, Jeroen D H van Wijngaarden, Ton J E M Bakker, Johan P Mackenbach, Anna P Nieboer
BACKGROUND: The Prevention and Reactivation Care Program (PReCaP) provides a novel approach targeting hospital-related functional decline among elderly patients. Despite the high expectations, the PReCaP was not effective in preventing functional decline (ADL and iADL) among older patients. Although elderly PReCaP patients demonstrated slightly better cognitive functioning (Mini Mental State Examination; 0.4 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.2-0.6]), lower depression (Geriatric Depression Scale 15; -0...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Kevin Cowart, Kamila Dell, Nazach Rodriguez-Snapp, Heather M W Petrelli
Objective. To investigate the correlation of mean admission multiple mini-interview (MMI) scores with cumulative and overall GPA across didactic years 1-3 in the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum. Methods. The mean admission MMI score and cumulative and overall GPA for first year (P1), second year (P2), and third year (P3) students in the PharmD curriculum was used to conduct a multiple regression analysis and to calculate a Pearson correlation coefficient. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS, v20...
August 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Damian J Castanelli, Tanisha Jowsey, Yan Chen, Jennifer M Weller
INTRODUCTION: Workplace-based assessment is integral to programmatic assessment in a competency-based curriculum. In 2013, one such assessment, a mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) with a novel "entrustability scale", became compulsory for over 1,200 Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) trainees. We explored trainees' and supervisors' understanding of the mini-CEX, their experience with the assessment, and their perceptions of its influence on learning and supervision...
September 23, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Håkan Nero, Martin Benka Wallén, Erika Franzén, David Conradsson, Agneta Ståhle, Maria Hagströmer
BACKGROUND: The desirable effects of physical activity in individuals with Parkinson's disease are well-known, although according to results from previous studies factors associated with objectively assessed physical activity are not fully investigated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate demographic, disease-related and mobility-related factors that associate with objectively measured physical activity, in a sample of older adults with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
E Luger, S Haider, A Kapan, K Schindler, C Lackinger, T E Dorner
BACKGROUND: For developed countries, healthy aging is one of the challenges and the number of healthy life years and especially the quality of life (QoL) are important. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the association between nutritional status and different domains of QoL in (pre)frail community-dwelling elders. DESIGN: Baseline data from persons, who participated in a 12-week nutritional and physical training intervention program, conducted from September 2013 - July 2015...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
Nikki L Bibler Zaidi, Christopher M Swoboda, Benjamin M Kelcey, R Stephen Manuel
The extant literature has largely ignored a potentially significant source of variance in multiple mini-interview (MMI) scores by "hiding" the variance attributable to the sample of attributes used on an evaluation form. This potential source of hidden variance can be defined as rating items, which typically comprise an MMI evaluation form. Due to its multi-faceted, repeated measures format, reliability for the MMI has been primarily evaluated using generalizability (G) theory. A key assumption of G theory is that G studies model the most important sources of variance to which a researcher plans to generalize...
August 20, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
Jacqueline E McLaughlin, David Singer, Wendy C Cox
: Construct: A 7-station multiple mini-interview (MMI) circuit was implemented and assessed for 214 candidates rated by 37 interviewers (N = 1,498 ratings). The MMI stations were designed to assess 6 specific constructs (adaptability, empathy, integrity, critical thinking, teamwork [receiving instruction], teamwork [giving instruction]) and one open station about the candidate's interest in the school. BACKGROUND: Despite the apparent benefits of the MMI, construct-irrelevant variance continues to be a topic of study...
July 28, 2016: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Marie Ociskova, Jan Prasko, Klara Latalova, Dana Kamaradova, Ales Grambal
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders are a group of various mental syndromes that have been related with generally poor treatment response. Several psychological factors may improve or hinder treatment effectiveness. Hope has a direct impact on the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Also, dissociation is a significant factor influencing treatment efficiency in this group of disorders. Development of self-stigma could decrease treatment effectiveness, as well as several temperamental and character traits...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Dotun Ogunyemi, Carolyn Alexander, Edward Tangchitnob, David Seil Kim
BACKGROUND: A robust selection process is critical to residents' "cultural fit" and success in their program. Traditional selection methods have shortcomings. OBJECTIVE: We describe a novel residency interview process for obstetrics-gynecology residents that incorporates behavioral, group, and surgical simulation multiple mini interviews (MMIs). METHODS: In 2010, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center obstetrics-gynecology residency program developed surgical simulation, role play, ethics group interview, and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competency-based behavioral interview stations...
July 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Premala Sureshkumar, Chris Roberts, Tyler Clark, Michael Jones, Robert Hale, Marcia Grant
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the factors eligible applicants consider in electing for a rural pathway into specialty training. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Applicants to the Australian General Practice Training program. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Applicants' initial preference of either a general or rural pathway to undertake specialty training. RESULTS: Of the 2,221 applicants, 45% were Australian Medical Graduates (AMGs), 27% Foreign Graduates of Accredited Medical Schools (FGAMS) and 29% International Medical Graduates (IMGs)...
July 5, 2016: Australian Journal of Rural Health
M Smit, A Kuiper, V Han, V C R Jiawan, G Douma, B van Harten, J M T H Oen, M E Pouwels, H J G Dieks, A L Bartels, M A Tijssen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to systematically investigate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and factors influencing health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in cervical dystonia (CD) patients, in the context of objective dystonia motor severity. METHODS: We studied 50 CD patients and 50 matched healthy controls. Psychiatric assessment included the MINI-PLUS interview and quantitative questionnaires. Dystonia motor severity (based on video evaluation), pain and disability were determined with the TWSTRS rating scale...
September 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Marcos Antonio Lopes, André Junqueira Xavier, Eleonora D'Orsi
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional community-based epidemiologic survey aimed to investigate the prevalence of cognitive and functional impairment (CFI) and its distribution in relation to socio-demographic and clinical factors in an older community sample in Florianópolis, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The population was a representative sample aged 60 and older; the cluster sample strategy was performed. CFI, a syndromic category that does not exclude dementia, was defined according to the combination of low MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination) score and moderate/severe dependence in a scale that measured activities of daily living...
September 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Thandi van Heyningen, Landon Myer, Michael Onah, Mark Tomlinson, Sally Field, Simone Honikman
BACKGROUND: In low and middle-income countries (LMIC), common mental disorders affecting pregnant women receive low priority, despite their disabling effect on maternal functioning and negative impact on child health and development. We investigated the prevalence of risk factors for antenatal depression among women living in adversity in a low-resource, urban setting in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS: The MINI Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI Plus) was used to measure the diagnostic prevalence of depression amongst women attending their first antenatal visit at a primary-level, community-based clinic...
October 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
Katerina A B Gawronski, Eric S Kim, Kenneth M Langa, Laura D Kubzansky
OBJECTIVE: Higher levels of optimism have been linked with positive health behaviors, biological processes, and health conditions that are potentially protective against cognitive impairment in older adults. However, the association between optimism and cognitive impairment has not been directly investigated. We examined whether optimism is associated with incident cognitive impairment in older adults. METHODS: Data are from the Health and Retirement Study. Optimism was measured by using the Life Orientation Test-R and cognitive impairment with a modified version of the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status derived from the Mini-Mental State Examination...
September 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
Aviel Hadad, Naomi Gafni, Avital Moshinsky, Elliot Turvall, Amitai Ziv, Avi Israeli
BACKGROUND: Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI) is an admissions tool being used for more than a decade by medical schools worldwide to assess non-cognitive skills. In Israel, in addition to the MMI tool, two questionnaires are given to the candidates. It has been necessary to find a relevant criterion to examine the predictive validity of the MMI test. The measure developed in this study was a peer assessment tool which was filled out during clerkship. AIMS: The study aims at evaluating the predictive validity of the MMI and two questionnaires when compared with the peer assessment tool...
June 1, 2016: Medical Teacher
Kirill V Nourski, Mitchell Steinschneider, Ariane E Rhone
Current models of cortical speech and language processing include multiple regions within the temporal lobe of both hemispheres. Human communication, by necessity, involves complex interactions between regions subserving speech and language processing with those involved in more general cognitive functions. To assess these interactions, we utilized an ecologically salient conversation-based approach. This approach mandates that we first clarify activity patterns at the earliest stages of cortical speech processing...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Shan Ye, Ying Ji, Chengyu Li, Ji He, Xiaolu Liu, Dongsheng Fan
OBJECTIVE: The existing screening batteries assessing multiple neuropsychological functions are not specific to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and are limited to their physical dysfunctions, whereas category cognitive tests are too time-consuming to assess all the domains. The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) was recently developed as a fast and easy cognitive screening tool specifically designed for patients. The purpose of the study was to validate the effectiveness of the Chinese version in Chinese ALS populations...
2016: PloS One
Michael Nnachebe Onah, Sally Field, Thandi van Heyningen, Simone Honikman
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use among pregnant women have been associated with adverse health outcomes for mother and child, during and after pregnancy. Factors associated with AOD use among women include age, poverty, unemployment, and interpersonal conflict. Few studies have looked at demographic, economic, and psychosocial factors as predictors of AOD use among pregnant women in low-income, peri-urban settings. The study aimed to determine the association between these risk factors and alcohol and drug use among pregnant women in Hanover Park, Cape Town...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
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