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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353298/development-and-validation-of-the-marijuana-motives-measure-short-form
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Laura Mezquita, Lucía Ruiz-Valero, Naiara Martínez-Gómez, Manuel I Ibáñez, Generós Ortet
Marijuana motives are a proximal variable to marijuana use. This research aimed to adapt and validate the short form of the Marijuana Motives Measure (MMM; Simons, Correia, Carey, y Borsari, 1998), the MMM SF, in Spanish.  The sample comprised 232 participants (mean age = 25.11 (7.58), 50.43% males) who had tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime. Item and Rasch analyses were performed to choose the final pool of 15 items. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) showed an adequate 5-factor structure (S-BX2(80) = 121...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335954/schlafapnoe-beeintr%C3%A3-chtigt-die-potenz
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January 2018: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329584/validity-of-the-school-setting-interview-for-students-with-special-educational-needs-in-regular-high-school-a-rasch-analysis
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Moa Yngve, Michaela Munkholm, Helene Lidström, Helena Hemmingsson, Elin Ekbladh
BACKGROUND: Participation in education is a vital component of adolescents' everyday life and a determinant of health and future opportunities in adult life. The School Setting Interview (SSI) is an instrument which assesses student-environment fit and reflects the potential needs for adjustments to enhance students' participation in school activities. The aim of the study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the SSI for students with special educational needs in regular high school...
January 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325704/psychometrics-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-physical-function-instrument-administered-by-computerized-adaptive-testing-and-the-disabilities-of-arm-shoulder-and-hand-in-the-orthopedic-elbow-patient-population
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Man Hung, Maren W Voss, Jerry Bounsanga, Yushan Gu, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) instrument administered through computerized adaptive testing (CAT) compared with the traditional full-length Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH). METHODS: The PROMIS PF CAT and the DASH were administered to 1759 patients seeking care for elbow conditions. This study used Rasch partial credit modeling to analyze the instruments with item fit, internal reliability, response category thresholds, dimensionality, local independence, gender differential item functioning, and floor and ceiling effects...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324819/development-of-the-japanese-version-of-the-visual-discomfort-scale
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Shu Imaizumi, Shinichi Koyama, Yoshihiko Tanno
BACKGROUND: Visual stimuli, such as stripes and texts, can induce "visual discomfort" including perceptual and somatic symptoms. Individuals reporting high levels of visual discomfort might experience migraine headache and may have reduced reading efficiency due to visual perceptual difficulties. This study aimed to develop and validate the Japanese version of the Visual Discomfort Scale, which measures proneness to visual discomfort. METHODS AND RESULTS: In Survey 1, 428 adults completed the Japanese version and a questionnaire assessing migraine morbidity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321234/plasma-neurofilament-light-chain-concentration-in-the-inherited-peripheral-neuropathies
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Åsa Sandelius, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Rocco Adiutori, Andrea Malaspina, Matilde Laura, Mary M Reilly, Alexander M Rossor
OBJECTIVE: To perform a cross-sectional study to determine whether plasma neurofilament light chain (NfL) concentration is elevated in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and if it correlates with disease severity. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 75 patients with CMT and 67 age-matched healthy controls over a 1-year period. Disease severity was measured using the Rasch modified CMT Examination and neuropathy scores. Plasma NfL concentration was measured using an in-house-developed Simoa assay...
January 10, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313872/validation-of-the-early-functional-abilities-scale-an-assessment-of-four-dimensions-in-early-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ingrid Poulsen, Svend Kreiner, Aase W Engberg
OBJECTIVE: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the restoration of brain function after brain injury, based on 4 dimensions. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the validity, objectivity, reliability and measurement precision of the Early Functional Abilities scale by Rasch model item analysis. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between the Early Functional Abilities scale and the Functional Independence Measurement™, in order to establish the criterion validity of the Early Functional Abilities scale and to compare the sensitivity of measurements using the 2 instruments...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304817/catquest-9sf-questionnaire-validation-of-malay-and-chinese-language-versions-using-rasch-analysis
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Tassha Hilda Adnan, Mokhlisoh Mohamed Apandi, Haireen Kamaruddin, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Kian Boon Law, Jamaiyah Haniff, Pik Pin Goh
BACKGROUND: Catquest questionnaire was originally developed in Swedish to measure patients' self-assessed visual function to evaluate the benefit of cataract surgery. The result of the Rasch analysis leading to the creation of the nine-item short form of Catquest, (Catquest-9SF), and it had been translated and validated in English. The aim is therefore to evaluate the translated Catquest-9SF questionnaire in Malay and Chinese (Mandarin) language version for measuring patient-reported visual function among cataract population in Malaysia...
January 5, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295633/measurement-properties-of-the-brazilian-version-of-the-motor-assessment-scale-based-on-rasch-analysis
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Elaine Lima, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Lívia Castro Magalhães, Glória Elizabeth Laurentino, Luan César Simões, Eduarda Moretti, Ana Clara Guerra, Andrea Lemos
PURPOSE: To cross-culturally adapt and verify the measurement properties of the Brazilian version of the Motor Assessment Scale (MAS). METHODS: The process of cross-cultural adaptation followed standardized procedures. Construct validity of the MAS was investigated using Rasch analysis (n = 100), whereas inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities were evaluated using Kappa coefficients and Bland and Altman plots (n = 52). RESULTS: The MAS demonstrated satisfactory measurement properties...
January 2, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294866/the-association-between-intimate-partner-violence-and-signs-of-depression-during-pregnancy-in-kilimanjaro-region-northern-tanzania
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Rachel Manongi, Jane Rogathi, Geofrey Sigalla, Declare Mushi, Vibeke Rasch, Tine Gammeltoft, Dan W Meyrowitsch
Intimate partner violence (IPV) against pregnant women is common with severe health consequences to women and their babies. The aim of the present study is to measure the association between IPV and signs of depression among pregnant women attending antenatal care in a semi-urban setting in northern Tanzania. A cross-sectional study was conducted from March 1, 2014, to May 30, 2015, among pregnant women attending routine antenatal care in Moshi Municipality, Tanzania. During their third trimester, self-reported exposure to IPV was assessed using a validated structured questionnaire adopted from the World Health Organization's (WHO) Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286432/in-vivo-evaluation-of-fracture-callus-development-during-bone-healing-in-mice-using-an-mri-compatible-osteosynthesis-device-for-the-mouse-femur
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Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Fabian Müller-Graf, Romano Matthys, Alireza Abaei, René Jonas, Florian Gebhard, Volker Rasche, Anita Ignatius
Endochondral fracture healing is a complex process involving the development of fibrous, cartilaginous, and osseous tissue in the fracture callus. The amount of the different tissues in the callus provides important information on the fracture healing progress. Available in vivo techniques to longitudinally monitor the callus tissue development in preclinical fracture-healing studies using small animals include digital radiography and µCT imaging. However, both techniques are only able to distinguish between mineralized and non-mineralized tissue...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285994/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-countermovement-performance-after-short-term-traditional-and-daily-undulated-loaded-vertical-jump-training
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Thiemo Pelzer, Boris Ullrich, Stefan Endler, Christian Rasche, Mark Pfeiffer
In order to assess lower extremity muscle mechanical properties in athletes, power-load characteristics during multi-joint tasks are frequently examined. This work compared 6 weeks of traditional (TP) and daily-undulated (DUP) periodized loaded countermovement jumping (CMJ). 20 amateur athletes (age: 24.2 ± 2.6 years, height: 175.6 ± 7.1 cm, body mass: 71.5 ± 7.7 kg, 10 males/10 females) exercised three times weekly using maximal CMJs with loads corresponding to 0%, 15% and 30% of body mass. Prior to the training period, subjects were once-only assigned by random to either the TP or DUP training scheme...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282997/development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-healthy-aging-activity-engagement-scale-haae
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Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Richard Lamb, Courtney McAlister, Thao Vo, Kayela Robertson
OBJECTIVES: Accumulating research indicates that engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g. exercise, cognitive and social engagement, stress reduction) can prevent illness and disability as people age and improve mental health. The Healthy Aging Activity Engagement (HAAE) scale was developed to holistically assess an individual's level of engagement in healthy aging behaviors across multiple health domains. METHODS: Participants were 275 healthy younger, midlife and older adults...
December 28, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282844/randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-novel-community-eye-care-programme-for-elderly-with-visual-impairment
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Anna Cs Tan, Ryan Man, Chee Wai Wong, Shu Yen Lee, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Marcus Ang
IMPORTANCE: The novel intervention was effective at improving compliance to appropriate tertiary eye-care after community eye screening. BACKGROUND: Elderly individuals from low socioeconomic background with visual impairment (VI) often do not attend tertiary care, even if significant eye diseases are detected while in the community. We evaluate a novel incentive-care scheme (ICS) to improve compliance to appropriate follow-up after community eye screening. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial in a population-based setting...
December 28, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280466/image-distortions-on-a-plastic-interstitial-computed-tomography-magnetic-resonance-brachytherapy-applicator-at-3%C3%A2-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-their-dosimetric-impact
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Laura E van Heerden, Zdenko van Kesteren, Oliver J Gurney-Champion, Antonetta C Houweling, Kees Koedooder, Coen R N Rasch, Bradley R Pieters, Arjan Bel
PURPOSE: To quantify magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) distortions on a plastic intracavitary/interstitial applicator with plastic needles at a field strength of 3 T and to determine the dosimetric impact, using patient data. METHODS AND MATERIALS: For 11 cervical cancer patients, our clinical MRI protocol was extended with 3 scans. From the first scan, a multi-echo acquisition, a map of the magnetic field (B0) was calculated and used to quantify the field inhomogeneity...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274014/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-paincas-interference-with-daily-activities-psychological-emotional-distress-and-pain-scales
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Stacey A McCaffrey, Ryan A Black, Stephen F Butler
PURPOSE: The PainCAS is a web-based clinical tool for assessing and tracking pain and opioid risk in chronic pain patients. Despite evidence for its utility within the clinical setting, the PainCAS scales have never been subject to psychometric evaluation. The current study is the first to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PainCAS Interference with Daily Activities, Psychological/Emotional Distress, and Pain scales. METHODS: Patients (N = 4797) from treatment centers and hospitals in 16 different states completed the PainCAS as part of routine clinical assessment...
December 22, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273657/optimising-technology-to-measure-functional-vision-mobility-and-service-outcomes-for-people-with-low-vision-or-blindness-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-australia-and-malaysia
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Lil Deverell, Denny Meyer, Bee Theng Lau, Abdullah Al Mahmud, Suku Sukunesan, Jahar Bhowmik, Almon Chai, Chris McCarthy, Pan Zheng, Andrew Pipingas, Fakir M Amirul Islam
INTRODUCTION: Orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists assess the functional vision and O&M skills of people with mobility problems, usually relating to low vision or blindness. There are numerous O&M assessment checklists but no measures that reduce qualitative assessment data to a single comparable score suitable for assessing any O&M client, of any age or ability, in any location. Functional measures are needed internationally to align O&M assessment practices, guide referrals, profile O&M clients, plan appropriate services and evaluate outcomes from O&M programmes (eg, long cane training), assistive technology (eg, hazard sensors) and medical interventions (eg, retinal implants)...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260195/diabetic-retinopathy-and-macular-edema-quality-of-life-item-banks-development-and-initial-evaluation-using-computerized-adaptive-testing
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Eva K Fenwick, Jyoti Khadka, Konrad Pesudovs, Gwyn Rees, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) quality-of-life (QoL) item banks and determine the utility of the final calibrated item banks by simulating a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) application. Methods: In this clinical, cross-sectional study, 514 participants with DR/DME (mean age ± SD, 60.4 ± 12.6 years; 64% male) answered 314 items grouped under nine QoL item pools: Visual Symptoms (SY); Ocular Comfort Symptoms (OS); Activity Limitation (AL); Mobility (MB); Emotional (EM); Health Concerns (HC); Social (SC); Convenience (CV); and Economic (EC)...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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/29233394/validity-and-reliability-of-an-application-review-process-using-dedicated-reviewers-in-one-stage-of-a-multi-stage-admissions-model
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Jacqueline M Zeeman, Jacqueline E McLaughlin, Wendy C Cox
INTRODUCTION: With increased emphasis placed on non-academic skills in the workplace, a need exists to identify an admissions process that evaluates these skills. This study assessed the validity and reliability of an application review process involving three dedicated application reviewers in a multi-stage admissions model. METHODS: A multi-stage admissions model was utilized during the 2014-2015 admissions cycle. After advancing through the academic review, each application was independently reviewed by two dedicated application reviewers utilizing a six-construct rubric (written communication, extracurricular and community service activities, leadership experience, pharmacy career appreciation, research experience, and resiliency)...
November 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
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