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Óscar M Lozano, Carmen Díaz-Batanero, Antonio J Rojas, Angelina Pilatti, Fermín Fernández-Calderón
The UPPS Impulsive Behaviour Scale (with five dimensions of impulsive behaviour) is being widely used. One of the handicaps of this instrument is its relatively long administration time. This has led to the development of a short version: SUPPS-P. There are no studies comparing the relationship between the SUPPS-P scores and the original UPPS-P scores. The objectives of this study, therefore, were to analyse the psychometric properties, concordance of person measures, and efficiency of the SUPPS-P compared to those on UPPS-P, applying an Item Response Theory Model...
2018: PloS One
Patrick U Osadebe
The study was carried out to assess the difficulty index of each item of an Economics Achievement test with the Rasch model. The infit and outfit as well as the reliability of the test were determined. Three research questions were drawn to guide the study. A sample of 200 was randomly selected using simple random sampling of balloting and proportionate stratified random sampling. The instrument of the study was an Economics Achievement Test with 100 items. The test has face and content validities. It has a reliability coefficient of 0...
2018: Journal of Applied Measurement
Beyza Aksu Dunya, Clark McKown, Everett V Smith
Social perspective-taking (SPT), which involves the ability infer others' intentions, is a consequential social cognitive process. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of a web-based social perspective-taking (SELweb SPT) assessment designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. Data were collected from two separate samples of children. The first sample included 3224 children and the second sample included 4419 children. Data were calibrated using Rasch dichotomous model (Rasch, 1960)...
2018: Journal of Applied Measurement
Courtney Donovan
Teachers are expected to use data and assessments to drive their instruction. This is accomplished at a classroom level via the assessment process. The teachers Knowledge and Use of Data and Assessment (tKUDA) measure was created to capture teachers' knowledge and use of this assessment process. This paper explores the measure's utility using Rasch analysis. Evidence of reliability and validity was seen for both knowledge and use factors. Scale was used as expected and item analyses demonstrates good spread with a few items identified for future revision...
2018: Journal of Applied Measurement
Carolina Saskia Fellinghauer, Birgit Prodinger, Alan Tennant
Imputation becomes common practice through availability of easy-to-use algorithms and software. This study aims to determine if different imputation strategies are robust to the extent and type of missingness, local item dependencies (LID), differential item functioning (DIF), and misfit when doing a Rasch analysis. Four samples were simulated and represented a sample with good metric properties, a sample with LID, a sample with DIF, and a sample with LID and DIF. Missing values were generated with increasing proportion and were either missing at random or completely at random...
2018: Journal of Applied Measurement
Elizabeth J Levey, Qiu-Yue Zhong, Marta B Rondon, Sixto Sanchez, Jiong Li, Michelle A Williams, Bizu Gelaye
Psychiatric illness can pose serious risks to pregnant and postpartum women and their infants. There is a need for screening tools that can identify women at risk for postpartum psychosis, the most dangerous perinatal psychiatric illness. This study used exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Rasch item response theory (IRT) models to evaluate the psychometric properties and construct validity of the Spanish language version of the 16-item Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ-16) as a screening tool for psychosis in a population of pregnant Peruvian women...
March 20, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
Shabnam Sadeghi Esfahlani, Tommy Thompson, Ali Davod Parsa, Ian Brown, Silvia Cirstea
This paper proposes the use of a non-immersive virtual reality rehabilitation system "ReHabgame" developed using Microsoft Kinect™ and the Thalmic™ Labs Myo gesture control armband. The ReHabgame was developed based on two third-person video games that provide a feasible possibility of assessing postural control and functional reach tests. It accurately quantifies specific postural control mechanisms including timed standing balance, functional reach tests using real-time anatomical landmark orientation, joint velocity, and acceleration while end trajectories were calculated using an inverse kinematics algorithm...
February 2018: Heliyon
Zequan Xu, Song Wu, Wenzhe Li, Yan Dou, Qiang Wu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to validate the Chinese Catquest-9SF questionnaire in community screenings and explore the correlation between Catquest-9SF scores and Lens Opacities Classification System (LOCS) III cataract grading. METHODS: This was a prospective questionnaire validation study. The Catquest-9SF questionnaire was translated into Chinese and was completed by 104 Chinese cataract patients who were diagnosed in community screening. Rasch analysis was used to assess its psychometric properties, and Spearman correlation coefficient was employed to determine the correlation between Catquest-9SF scores and LOCS III cataract grading...
March 20, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Mareike Rasche, Martin Zimmermann, Lisa Borschel, Jean-Pierre Bourquin, Michael Dworzak, Thomas Klingebiel, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Ursula Creutzig, Jan-Henning Klusmann, Dirk Reinhardt
Overall survival (OS) of pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) increased in recent decades. However, it remained unknown whether advances in first-line treatment, supportive care, or second-line therapy mainly contributed to this improvement. Here, we retrospectively analyzed outcome and clinical data of 1940 pediatric AML patients (younger than 18 years of age), enrolled in the population-based AML-BFM trials between 1987 and 2012. While 5-year probability of OS (pOS) increased from 49 ± 3% (1987-1992) to 76 ± 4% (2010-2012; p < 0...
February 22, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Debbie C Hocking, Serafino G Mancuso, Suresh Sundram
BACKGROUND: There is no screening tool for major depressive disorder (MDD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in asylum-seekers or refugees (ASR) that can be readily administered by non-mental health workers. Hence, we aimed to develop a brief, sensitive and rapidly administrable tool for non-mental health workers to screen for MDD and PTSD in ASR. METHODS: The screening tool was developed from an extant dataset (n = 121) of multiply screened ASR and tested prospectively (N = 192) against the M...
March 16, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
Christian U Krägeloh, Oleg N Medvedev, Erin M Hill, Craig S Webster, Roger J Booth, Marcus A Henning
Measuring competitiveness is necessary to fully understand variables affecting student learning. The 14-item Revised Competitiveness Index has become a widely used measure to assess trait competitiveness. The current study reports on a Rasch analysis to investigate the psychometric properties of the Revised Competitiveness Index and to improve its precision for international comparisons. Students were recruited from medical studies at a university in New Zealand, undergraduate health sciences courses at another New Zealand university, and a psychology undergraduate class at a university in the United States...
January 1, 2018: Psychological Reports
Patrick Ip, Winnie Tso, Nirmala Rao, Frederick Ka Wing Ho, Ko Ling Chan, King Wa Fu, Sophia Ling Li, Winnie Goh, Wilfred Hing-Sang Wong, Chun Bong Chow
BACKGROUND: Proper parent-child interaction is crucial for child development, but an assessment tool in Chinese is currently lacking. This study aimed to develop and validate a parent-reported parent-child interaction scale for Chinese preschool children. METHODS: The Chinese parent-child interaction scale (CPCIS) was designed by an expert panel based on the literature and clinical observations in the Chinese context. The initial CPCIS had 14 parent-child interactive activity items...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Ulrich Mayr, Eugen Karsten, Tobias Lahmer, Sebastian Rasch, Philipp Thies, Benedikt Henschel, Gerrit Fischer, Roland M Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate mechanical ventilation and prevention of alveolar collaps is mainly dependent on transpulmonary pressure TPP. TPP is assessed by measurement of esophageal pressure EP, largely influenced by pleural and intraabdominal pressure IAP. Consecutively, TPP-guided ventilation might be particularly useful in patients with high IAP. This study investigates the impact of large volume paracentesis LVP on TPP, EP, IAP as well as on hemodynamic and respiratory function in patients with liver cirrhosis and tense ascites...
2018: PloS One
A Amer, A Kakooza-Mwesige, G Jarl, J K Tumwine, H Forssberg, A-C Eliasson, L Hermansson
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) has been recommended as a gold standard in paediatric rehabilitation. A Ugandan version of PEDI (PEDI-UG) has been developed by culturally adapting and translating the original PEDI. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the PEDI-UG in Ugandan children by testing the instrument's rating scale functioning, internal structure, and test-retest reliability. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine Ugandan children (125 girls) aged 6 months to 7...
March 13, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
J M Sparrow, M T Grzeda, N A Frost, R L Johnston, C S C Liu, L Edwards, A Loose, J L Donovan
PurposeTo develop a short, psychometrically robust and responsive cataract patient reported outcome measure suitable for use in high-volume surgical environments.MethodsA prospective study in which participants completed development versions of questionnaires exploring the quality of their eyesight using items harvested from two existing United Kingdom developed parent questionnaires. Participants were 822 patients awaiting cataract surgery recruited from 4 cataract surgical centres based in the UK. Exclusion criteria were other visually significant comorbidities and age <50 years...
March 9, 2018: Eye
Núria Duran Adroher, Birgit Prodinger, Carolina Saskia Fellinghauer, Alan Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of the term 'metric' in health and social sciences' literature, focusing on the interval scale implication of the term in Modern Test Theory (MTT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search and review on MTT studies including 'metric' or 'interval scale' was performed in the health and social sciences literature. The search was restricted to 2001-2005 and 2011-2015. A Text Mining algorithm was employed to operationalize the eligibility criteria and to explore the uses of 'metric'...
2018: PloS One
E Volz-Sidiropoulou, T Rings, A Wagg, N Leistner, S Gauggel, R Kirschner-Hermanns
OBJECTIVES: To develop a new assessment tool to measure disease-related impact of incontinence and care effort in cognitively impaired adults (ICIQ-Cog). The current paper presents the initial psychometric properties of ICIQ-Cog and outlines some possible clinical implications. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: The ICIQ-Cog consists of 2 scales: a 12-item scale measuring disease-specific bother (ICIQ-Cog-P) and a 4-item scale assessing care efforts (ICIQ-Cog-C). The data for 60 residents of nursing homes suffering from incontinence and cognitive impairments were obtained in a test-retest research design...
March 6, 2018: BJU International
Courtney Morris, Kathy E Green, Lilian L Chimuma
OBJECTIVE: Pilot study to assess psychometric indices of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM). DESIGN: Correlational. SETTING: Patients with varied chronic pain from a family healthcare center. PATIENTS: Inclusion criteria were over 21 years of age and prescribed opioids for any-origin noncancer pain; 46 patients were enrolled. OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The COMM, the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSE-Q), and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and a demographic -questionnaire...
January 2018: Journal of Opioid Management
Inés Llamas-Ramos, Rocío Llamas-Ramos, José Buz, María Cortés-Rodríguez, Ana Ma Martín-Nogueras
CONTEXT: The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) is a self-rating instrument for the assessment of symptom distress in cancer patients. The Spanish version of the MSAS has recently been validated. However, we lack evidence of the internal construct validity of the shorter versions (MSAS-SF and CMSAS). In addition, rigorous testing of these scales with modern psychometric methods is needed. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the internal construct validity and reliability of the Spanish versions of the MSAS-SF and CMSAS in oncology outpatients using Rasch analysis...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Saravanan Esakki, Joy C MacDermid, Joshua I Vincent, Tara L Packham, David Walton, Ruby Grewal
Background: The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) was developed as a wrist joint specific measure of pain and disability and evidence of sound validity has been accumulated through classical psychometric methods. Rasch analysis (RA) has been endorsed as a newer method for analyzing the clinical measurement properties of self-report outcome measures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the PRWE using Rasch modeling. Methods: We employed the Rasch model to assess overall fit, response scaling, individual item fit, differential item functioning (DIF), local dependency, unidimensionality and person separation index (PSI)...
2018: Archives of Physiotherapy
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