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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919565/examination-of-the-promis-upper-extremity-item-bank
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Man Hung, Maren W Voss, Jerry Bounsanga, Anthony B Crum, Andrew R Tyser
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION: The psychometric properties of the PROMIS v1.2 UE item bank were tested on various samples prior to its release, but have not been fully evaluated among the orthopaedic population. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study assesses the performance of the UE item bank within the UE orthopaedic patient population. METHODS: The UE item bank was administered to 1197 adult patients presenting to a tertiary orthopaedic clinic specializing in hand and UE conditions and was examined using traditional statistics and Rasch analysis...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915110/using-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale-hads-on-patients-with-epilepsy-confirmatory-factor-analysis-and-rasch-models
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Chung-Ying Lin, Amir H Pakpour
PURPOSE: The problems of mood disorders are critical in people with epilepsy. Therefore, there is a need to validate a useful tool for the population. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) has been used on the population, and showed that it is a satisfactory screening tool. However, more evidence on its construct validity is needed. METHOD: A total of 1041 people with epilepsy were recruited in this study, and each completed the HADS. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and Rasch analysis were used to understand the construct validity of the HADS...
November 29, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913167/gamma-band-directional-interactions-between-basal-forebrain-and-visual-cortex-during-wake-and-sleep-states
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Jayakrishnan Nair, Arndt-Lukas Klaassen, Jordan Poirot, Alexei Vyssotski, Björn Rasch, Gregor Rainer
The basal forebrain (BF) is an important regulator of cortical excitability and responsivity to sensory stimuli, and plays a major role in wake-sleep regulation. While the impact of BF on cortical EEG or LFP signals has been extensively documented, surprisingly little is known about LFP activity within BF. Based on bilateral recordings from rats in their home cage, we describe endogenous LFP oscillations in the BF during quiet wakefulness, rapid eye movement (REM) and slow wave sleep (SWS) states. Using coherence and Granger causality methods, we characterize directional influences between BF and visual cortex (VC) during each of these states...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909024/toward-high-school-biology-helping-middle-school-students-understand-chemical-reactions-and-conservation-of-mass-in-nonliving-and-living-systems
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Cari F Herrmann-Abell, Mary Koppal, Jo Ellen Roseman
Modern biology has become increasingly molecular in nature, requiring students to understand basic chemical concepts. Studies show, however, that many students fail to grasp ideas about atom rearrangement and conservation during chemical reactions or the application of these ideas to biological systems. To help provide students with a better foundation, we used research-based design principles and collaborated in the development of a curricular intervention that applies chemistry ideas to living and nonliving contexts...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900770/what-are-standardized-literacy-and-numeracy-tests-testing-evidence-of-the-domain-general-contributions-to-students-standardized-educational-test-performance
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Steven J Howard, Stuart Woodcock, John Ehrich, Sahar Bokosmaty
BACKGROUND: A fundamental aim of standardized educational assessment is to achieve reliable discrimination between students differing in the knowledge, skills and abilities assessed. However, questions of the purity with which these tests index students' genuine abilities have arisen. Specifically, literacy and numeracy assessments may also engage unintentionally assessed capacities. AIMS: The current study investigated the extent to which domain-general processes - working memory (WM) and non-verbal reasoning - contribute to students' standardized test performance and the pathway(s) through which they exert this influence...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Educational Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897083/hawks-doves-and-rasch-decisions-understanding-the-influence-of-different-cycles-of-an-osce-on-students-scores-using-many-facet-rasch-modeling
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Peter Yeates, Stefanie S Sebok-Syer
INTRODUCTION: OSCEs are commonly conducted in multiple cycles (different circuits, times, and locations), yet the potential for students' allocation to different OSCE cycles is rarely considered as a source of variance-perhaps in part because conventional psychometrics provide limited insight. METHODS: We used Many Facet Rasch Modeling (MFRM) to estimate the influence of "examiner cohorts" (the combined influence of the examiners in the cycle to which each student was allocated) on students' scores within a fully nested multi-cycle OSCE...
November 29, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894282/health-related-quality-of-life-in-stroke-patients-questionnaire-short-version-hrqolisp-40-validation-for-its-use-in-colombia
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Yahira Rossini Guzmán Sabogal, Jorge Pla Vidal, Ricardo Sánchez Pedraza, Felipe Ortuño Sánchez-Pedreño, María Catalina Gómez Guevara
BACKGROUND: The health-related quality of life in stroke patients (HRQOLISP-40, short version) survey was developed in Nigeria and constitutes a 40-item, multidimensional, self-administrated questionnaire. We assessed the validity and reliability of the HRQOLISP-40 Spanish version for stroke patients in Colombia. METHODS: The analysis included factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, Rasch analysis, convergent validity, internal consistency (261 stroke patients), test-retest reliability (73 patients assessed at two different times) and sensitivity to change (46 patients assessed before and after a rehabilitation intervention)...
November 28, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888355/psychometric-properties-of-the-swedish-version-of-the-treatment-outcome-satisfaction-questionnaire
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Riccardo Lo Martire, Angela Lis, Eva Skillgate, Eva Rasmussen-Barr
PURPOSE: Patient satisfaction is an outcome measure for low-back pain (LBP) interventions which allows clinicians to design patient-oriented treatments. The Treatment Outcome Satisfaction Questionnaire (TOSQ) is an English instrument constructed for such evaluations, and no equivalent instruments exist for the Swedish population. This study, therefore, translated TOSQ into Swedish and assessed the translated version's psychometric properties for patients with LBP. METHODS: A cross-cultural adaptation was used to translate TOSQ into Swedish...
November 25, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885478/the-roland-morris-disability-questionnaire-one-or-more-dimensions
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Tiê Parma Yamato, Chris G Maher, Bruno T Saragiotto, Mark J Catley, James H McAuley
PURPOSE: The Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) is one of the most recommended questionnaires to assess disability. Some previous studies support the assumption that the RMDQ is a unidimensional measure; however, recent studies have suggested that this measure has more than one domain and should be considered as a multidimensional scale. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyse the structure of the RMDQ in a large sample of patients with low back pain using two different statistical approaches...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884630/psychometric-testing-of-korean-versions-of-self-efficacy-and-outcome-expectations-for-restorative-care-activities-scales
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Dukyoo Jung, Jinyee Byun, Minkyung Lee, Hyejin Kim
This study aimed to examine the validity and reliability of Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale, and the Nursing Assistant Outcome Expectations for Restorative Care Scale. Psychometric testing was performed with 697 direct care workers in long-term care facilities in South Korea. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 21.0, AMOS 22.0, and WINSTEPS 3.68.2. There was evidence for content validity. Factor loading in the Korean versions of the Nursing Assistant Self-Efficacy for Restorative Care Scale was 0...
November 21, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881929/rasch-analysis-of-the-western-ontario-osteoarthritis-of-the-shoulder-index-the-danish-version
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Sahar Moeini, Jeppe V Rasmussen, Tobias W Klausen, Stig Brorson
PURPOSE: The Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (WOOS) index is a disease-specific, patient-reported, 19-question survey that measures the quality of life among patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to validate the Danish version of WOOS for OA and fractures (FRs) using modern test theory. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 1,987 arthroplasties in 1,943 patients that were reported to the Danish Shoulder Arthroplasty Register between 2006 and 2011...
2016: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873351/rasch-analysis-of-the-carers-quality-of-life-questionnaire-for-parkinsonism
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Marios Pillas, Caroline Selai, Anette Schrag
OBJECTIVE: To assess the psychometric properties of the Carers Quality of Life Questionnaire for Parkinsonism using a Rasch modeling approach and determine the optimal cut-off score. METHODS: We performed a Rasch analysis of the survey answers of 430 carers of patients with atypical parkinsonism. RESULTS: All of the scale items demonstrated acceptable goodness of fit to the Rasch model. The scale was unidimensional and no notable differential item functioning was detected in the items regarding age and disease type...
November 22, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873090/evaluating-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-eat-10-using-rasch-analysis
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R Cordier, A Joosten, P Clavé, A Schindler, M Bülow, N Demir, S Serel Arslan, R Speyer
Early and reliable screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) symptoms in at-risk populations is important and a crucial first stage in effective OD management. The Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) is a commonly utilized screening and outcome measure. To date, studies using classic test theory methodologies report good psychometric properties, but the EAT-10 has not been evaluated using item response theory (e.g., Rasch analysis). The aim of this multisite study was to evaluate the internal consistency and structural validity and conduct a preliminary investigation of the cross-cultural validity of the EAT-10; floor and ceiling effects were also checked...
November 21, 2016: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871320/assessment-of-the-dimensionality-of-the-wijma-delivery-expectancy-experience-questionnaire-using-factor-analysis-and-rasch-analysis
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J F Pallant, H M Haines, P Green, J Toohill, J Gamble, D K Creedy, J Fenwick
BACKGROUND: Fear of childbirth has negative consequences for a woman's physical and emotional wellbeing. The most commonly used measurement tool for childbirth fear is the Wijma Delivery Expectancy Questionnaire (WDEQ-A). Although originally conceptualized as unidimensional, subsequent investigations have suggested it is multidimensional. This study aimed to undertake a detailed psychometric assessment of the WDEQ-A; exploring the dimensionality and identifying possible subscales that may have clinical and research utility...
November 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868289/determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-anti-mag-neuropathy-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-european-study
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Emilien Delmont, Fu Liong Hiew, Julien Cassereau, Anne-Catherine Aubé-Nathier, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Shahram Attarian, Yusuf A Rajabally
Our objective was to assess determinants of quality of life (QoL) in anti-myelin associated glycoprotein antibody (MAG) neuropathy. The SF-36 questionnaire was assessed in 55 patients, from Marseille, Angers (France) and Birmingham (United Kingdom). Routine clinical evaluations included MRC sum score, INCAT sensory score, Inflammatory Rasch-built Overall Disability Score (I-RODS), ataxia score, Jamar grip dynamometry, timed 10 m-walk, Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) score, and Fatigue Severity Score (FSS)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866848/analysis-of-gtv-reduction-during-radiotherapy-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-implications-for-adaptive-radiotherapy
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Olga Hamming-Vrieze, Simon R van Kranen, Wilma D Heemsbergen, Charlotte A H Lange, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Marcel Verheij, Coen R N Rasch, Jan Jakob Sonke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adaptive field size reduction based on gross tumor volume (GTV) shrinkage imposes risk on coverage. Fiducial markers were used as surrogate for behavior of tissue surrounding the GTV edge to assess this risk by evaluating if GTVs during treatment are dissolving or actually shrinking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight patients with oropharyngeal tumors treated with chemo-radiation were included. Before treatment, fiducial markers (0.035×0.2cm(2), n=40) were implanted at the edge of the primary tumor...
November 18, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866433/rasch-validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-lower-extremity-functional-scale
#17
Ali H Alnahdi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the internal construct validity of the Arabic version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (20-item Arabic LEFS) using Rasch analysis. METHODS: Patients (n = 170) with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction were recruited. Rasch analysis of 20-item Arabic LEFS was performed. Once the initial Rasch analysis indicated that the 20-item Arabic LEFS did not fit the Rasch model, follow-up analyses were conducted to improve the fit of the scale to the Rasch measurement model...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865252/measuring-trust-in-nurses-psychometric-properties-of-the-trust-in-nurses-scale-in-four-countries
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Minna Stolt, Andreas Charalambous, Laurel Radwin, Christina Adam, Jouko Katajisto, Chryssoula Lemonidou, Elisabeth Patiraki, Katarina Sjövall, Riitta Suhonen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine psychometric properties of three translated versions of the Trust in Nurses Scale (TNS) and cancer patients' perceptions of trust in nurses in a sample of cancer patients from four European countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural, multi-site survey design was used. The data were collected with the Trust in Nurses Scale from patients with different types of malignancies in 17 units within five clinical sites (n = 599) between 09/2012 and 06/2014...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862287/development-and-validation-of-an-instrument-to-assess-job-satisfaction-in-eye-care-personnel
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Prakash Paudel, Sonja Cronjé, Patricia M O'Connor, Jyoti Khadka, Gullapalli N Rao, Brien A Holden
PURPOSE: The aim was to develop and validate an instrument to measure job satisfaction in eye-care personnel and assess the job satisfaction of one-year trained vision technicians in India. METHODS: A pilot instrument for assessing job satisfaction was developed, based on a literature review and input from a public health expert panel. Rasch analysis was used to assess psychometric properties and to undertake an iterative item reduction. The instrument was then administered to vision technicians in vision centres of Andhra Pradesh in India...
November 11, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856680/linking-existing-instruments-to-develop-an-activity-of-daily-living-item-bank
#20
Chih-Ying Li, Sergio Romero, Heather S Bonilha, Kit N Simpson, Annie N Simpson, Ickpyo Hong, Craig A Velozo
This study examined dimensionality and item-level psychometric properties of an item bank measuring activities of daily living (ADL) across inpatient rehabilitation facilities and community living centers. Common person equating method was used in the retrospective veterans data set. This study examined dimensionality, model fit, local independence, and monotonicity using factor analyses and fit statistics, principal component analysis (PCA), and differential item functioning (DIF) using Rasch analysis. Following the elimination of invalid data, 371 veterans who completed both the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and minimum data set (MDS) within 6 days were retained...
November 16, 2016: Evaluation & the Health Professions
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