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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521768/development-of-a-written-assessment-for-a-national-interprofessional-cardiotocography-education-program
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Line Thellesen, Thomas Bergholt, Morten Hedegaard, Nina Palmgren Colov, Karl Bang Christensen, Kristine Sylvan Andersen, Jette Led Sorensen
BACKGROUND: To reduce the incidence of hypoxic brain injuries among newborns a national cardiotocography (CTG) education program was implemented in Denmark. A multiple-choice question test was integrated as part of the program. The aim of this article was to describe and discuss the test development process and to introduce a feasible method for written test development in general. METHODS: The test development was based on the unitary approach to validity. The process involved national consensus on learning objectives, standardized item writing, pilot testing, sensitivity analyses, standard setting and evaluation of psychometric properties using Item Response Theory models...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512011/modulation-of-alpha-oscillations-is-required-for-the-suppression-of-semantic-interference-to-avoid-false-memories-in-short-term
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Natalia Melnik, Igor Mapelli, Tolga Esat Özkurt
Recent findings on alpha band oscillations suggest their important role in memory consolidation and suppression of external distractors. However, less attention was given to the phenomenon of internal distracting information. Human memory may be prone to internal distortions being caused by semantic relatedness between the memory items to be encoded. Our study investigates the brain oscillatory dynamics behind the semantic interference phenomenon and its possible outcome known as false memories. In this direction, Deese-Roediger-McDermott word lists were appropriated for a modified Sternberg paradigm in auditory modality...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504539/identification-of-questionable-data-using-validity-indices-and-item-response-theory-methods-examinations-with-a-teacher-rating-scale
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Christine DiStefano, Jin Liu, Fred Greer
To assess quality, psychological instruments often include additional scales or validity indices to alert users to the presence of questionable data. Although identified cases are often scrutinized further or removed, it is not fully understood how such cases may affect overall analyses if retained. Using a teacher-report instrument of child behavior, this study examined 5 different validity indices: F-Index, Consistency Index, Response Pattern Index, Rasch Outfit, and Rasch Infit. Results showed that methods largely did not identify similar cases...
May 15, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503961/psychometric-properties-of-the-neck-disability-index-amongst-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-using-item-response-theory
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Mikhail Saltychev, Ryan Mattie, Zachary McCormick, Katri Laimi
OBJECTIVE: The Neck Disability Index (NDI) is commonly used for clinical and research assessment for chronic neck pain, yet the original version of this tool has not undergone significant validity testing, and in particular, there has been minimal assessment using Item Response Theory. The goal of the present study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the original version of the NDI in a large sample of individuals with chronic neck pain by defining its internal consistency, construct structure and validity, and its ability to discriminate between different degrees of functional limitation...
May 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503028/the-unintentional-procrastination-scale
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Bruce A Fernie, Zinnia Bharucha, Ana V Nikčević, Marcantonio M Spada
Procrastination refers to the delay or postponement of a task or decision and is often conceptualised as a failure of self-regulation. Recent research has suggested that procrastination could be delineated into two domains: intentional and unintentional. In this two-study paper, we aimed to develop a measure of unintentional procrastination (named the Unintentional Procrastination Scale or the 'UPS') and test whether this would be a stronger marker of psychopathology than intentional and general procrastination...
2017: Journal of Rational-emotive and Cognitive-behavior Therapy: RET
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493205/development-of-the-life-impact-burn-recovery-evaluation-libre-profile-assessing-burn-survivors-social-participation
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Lewis E Kazis, Molly Marino, Pengsheng Ni, Marina Soley Bori, Flor Amaya, Emily Dore, Colleen M Ryan, Jeff C Schneider, Vivian Shie, Amy Acton, Alan M Jette
PURPOSE: Measuring the impact burn injuries have on social participation is integral to understanding and improving survivors' quality of life, yet there are no existing instruments that comprehensively measure the social participation of burn survivors. This project aimed to develop the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile (LIBRE), a patient-reported multidimensional assessment for understanding the social participation after burn injuries. METHODS: 192 questions representing multiple social participation areas were administered to a convenience sample of 601 burn survivors...
May 10, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492764/measuring-the-quality-of-life-in-hypertension-according-to-item-response-theory
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José Wicto Pereira Borges, Thereza Maria Magalhães Moreira, Jeovani Schmitt, Dalton Francisco de Andrade, Pedro Alberto Barbetta, Ana Célia Caetano de Souza, Daniele Braz da Silva Lima, Irialda Saboia Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the Miniquestionário de Qualidade de Vida em Hipertensão Arterial (MINICHAL - Mini-questionnaire of Quality of Life in Hypertension) using the Item Response Theory. METHODS: This is an analytical study conducted with 712 persons with hypertension treated in thirteen primary health care units of Fortaleza, State of Ceará, Brazil, in 2015. The steps of the analysis by the Item Response Theory were: evaluation of dimensionality, estimation of parameters of items, and construction of scale...
May 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489697/validating-the-quality-of-life-after-brain-injury-through-rasch-analysis
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Feng-Hang Chang, Chih-Yi Chen, Wen-Miin Liang, Mau-Roung Lin
OBJECTIVE: The Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI), a cross-cultural instrument, has been validated in several languages; however, traditional psychometric approaches have critical limitations. Therefore, we applied the Rasch model for validating the 37-item QOLIBRI scale among a Chinese population with traumatic brain injury. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: In total, 587 participants (mean age: 44.2 ± 15.4 years; women, 46.3%) were surveyed in neurosurgery departments at 6 hospitals in Taipei, Taiwan...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488126/evaluating-hiv-knowledge-questionnaires-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-a-multi-study-item-response-theory-analysis
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Patrick Janulis, Michael E Newcomb, Patrick Sullivan, Brian Mustanski
Knowledge about the transmission, prevention, and treatment of HIV remains a critical element in psychosocial models of HIV risk behavior and is commonly used as an outcome in HIV prevention interventions. However, most HIV knowledge questions have not undergone rigorous psychometric testing such as using item response theory. The current study used data from six studies of men who have sex with men (MSM; n = 3565) to (1) examine the item properties of HIV knowledge questions, (2) test for differential item functioning on commonly studied characteristics (i...
May 9, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483743/the-virtual-care-climate-questionnaire-development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-measuring-perceived-support-for-autonomy-in-a-virtual-care-setting
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Eline Suzanne Smit, Alexandra Lelia Dima, Stephanie Annette Maria Immerzeel, Bas van den Putte, Geoffrey Colin Williams
BACKGROUND: Web-based health behavior change interventions may be more effective if they offer autonomy-supportive communication facilitating the internalization of motivation for health behavior change. Yet, at this moment no validated tools exist to assess user-perceived autonomy-support of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate the virtual climate care questionnaire (VCCQ), a measure of perceived autonomy-support in a virtual care setting...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481758/building-bridges-using-the-shriners-hospitals-for-children-american-burn-association-burn-outcome-questionnaires-to-follow-teenagers-and-young-adults-across-the-age-spans
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Aaron J Kaat, Liang Chen, Lewis E Kazis, Austin F Lee, Gabriel D Shapiro, Robert L Sheridan, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider
The Shriners Hospitals for Children/American Burn Association Burn Outcomes Questionnaires (BOQ) are well-established, reliable, and valid outcome measures. The adolescent (BOQ11-18 years) and young adult version (18-30 years) have similar overlapping domains, but the scores are not comparable. This study objective was to build bridges across these forms. Datasets were from the Multi-Center Benchmarking Study Group. The comparable subscales from the BOQ11-18 and the young adult version were bridged using item response theory cocalibration...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481576/evaluation-of-a-four-item-dsm-5-limited-prosocial-emotions-specifier-scale-within-and-across-settings-with-spanish-children
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Raquel Seijas, Mateu Servera, Gloria García-Banda, Christopher T Barry, G Leonard Burns
The objective was to evaluate a 4-item measure of the DSM-5 Limited Prosocial Emotions (LPE) specifier (a 4-item measure of prosocial emotions). Mothers, fathers, primary teachers, and ancillary teachers completed measures of prosocial emotions (PE), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-inattention (IN), ADHD-hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI), academic and social impairment on 811 Spanish first-grade children (46% girls). Confirmatory factor and structural regression analyses showed PE symptom scores to have (a) good reliability for the 4 sources (80% to 89% true score variance), (b) invariance of like-symptom loadings and intercepts across the 4 sources, (c) strong convergent and discriminant validity within home and school settings, (d) no convergent validity across settings, and (e) associations with academic and social impairment independent of the ODD dimension (the unique effects of PE also remained significant after controlling for ODD, ADHD-IN, and ADHD-HI for mothers and ancillary teachers)...
May 8, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477069/improving-assessment-of-work-related-mental-health-function-using-the-work-disability-functional-assessment-battery-wd-fab
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Elizabeth E Marfeo, Pengsheng Ni, Christine McDonough, Kara Peterik, Molly Marino, Mark Meterko, Elizabeth K Rasch, Leighton Chan, Diane Brandt, Alan M Jette
Purpose To improve the mental health component of the Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB), developed for the US Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability determination process. Specifically our goal was to expand the WD-FAB scales of mood & emotions, resilience, social interactions, and behavioral control to improve the depth and breadth of the current scales and expand the content coverage to include aspects of cognition & communication function. Methods Data were collected from a random, stratified sample of 1695 claimants applying for the SSA work disability benefits, and a general population sample of 2025 working age adults...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471703/rhinasthma-patient-perspective-a-rasch-validation-study
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Giorgia Molinengo, Ilaria Baiardini, Fulvio Braido, Barbara Loera
OBJECTIVE: In daily practice, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) tools are useful for supplementing clinical data with the patient's perspective. To encourage their use by clinicians, the availability of tools that can quickly provide valid results is crucial. A new HRQoL tool has been proposed for patients with asthma and rhinitis: the RhinAsthma Patient Perspective-RAPP. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric robustness of the RAPP using the Item Response Theory (IRT) approach, to evaluate the scalability of items and test whether or not patients use the items response scale correctly...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467115/developing-and-validating-a-computerized-adaptive-test-to-measure-broad-and-specific-factors-of-internalizing-in-a-community-sample
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Matthew Sunderland, Philip Batterham, Natacha Carragher, Alison Calear, Tim Slade
Highly efficient assessments that better account for comorbidity between mood and anxiety disorders (internalizing) are required to identify individuals who are most at risk of psychopathology in the community. The current study examined the efficiency and validity associated with a multidimensional computerized adaptive test (CAT) to measure broad and specific levels of internalizing psychopathology. The sample comprised 3,175 respondents to an online survey. Items from five banks (generalized anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder) were jointly calibrated using a bifactor item response theory model...
May 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464350/development-and-validation-of-an-item-response-theory-based-social-responsiveness-scale-short-form
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Alexandra Sturm, Megan Kuhfeld, Connie Kasari, James T McCracken
BACKGROUND: Research and practice in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rely on quantitative measures, such as the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), for characterization and diagnosis. Like many ASD diagnostic measures, SRS scores are influenced by factors unrelated to ASD core features. This study further interrogates the psychometric properties of the SRS using item response theory (IRT), and demonstrates a strategy to create a psychometrically sound short form by applying IRT results...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462387/detecting-functional-decline-from-normal-aging-to-dementia-development-and-validation-of-a-short-version-of-the-amsterdam-iadl-questionnaire
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Roos J Jutten, Carel F W Peeters, Sophie M J Leijdesdorff, Pieter Jelle Visser, Andrea B Maier, Caroline B Terwee, Philip Scheltens, Sietske A M Sikkes
INTRODUCTION: Detecting functional decline from normal aging to dementia is relevant for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. Therefore, the Amsterdam IADL Questionnaire (A-IADL-Q) was developed: a 70-item proxy-based tool with good psychometric properties. We aimed to design a short version while preserving its psychometric quality. METHODS: Study partners of subjects (n = 1355), ranging from cognitively normal to dementia subjects, completed the original A-IADL-Q...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458123/the-motivation-and-capacity-to-go-above-and-beyond-qualitative-analysis-of-free-text-survey-responses-in-the-m-ngo-randomised-controlled-trial-of-caseload-midwifery
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Jyai Allen, Sue Kildea, Donna L Hartz, Mark Tracy, Sally Tracy
OBJECTIVE: to explore whether women allocated to caseload care characterise their midwife differently to those allocated to standard care. DESIGN: multi-site unblinded, randomised, controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING: the study was conducted in two metropolitan teaching hospitals across two Australian cities. POPULATION: women of all obstetric risk were eligible to participate. Inclusion criteria were: 18 years or older, less than 24 week's gestation with a singleton pregnancy...
March 29, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453499/evaluating-model-data-fit-by-comparing-parametric-and-nonparametric-item-response-functions-application-of-a-tukey-hann-procedure
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Jeremy Kyle Jennings, George Engelhard
This study describes an approach for examining model-data fit for the dichotomous Rasch model using Tukey-Hann item response functions (TH-IRFs). The procedure proposed in this paper is based on an iterative version of a smoothing technique proposed by Tukey (1977) for estimating nonparametric item response functions (IRFs). A root integrated squared error (RISE) statistic (Douglas and Cohen, 2001) is used to compare the TH-IRFs to the Rasch IRFs. Data from undergraduate students at a large university are used to demonstrate this iterative smoothing technique...
2017: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452648/irt-analysis-of-the-frontal-systems-behavior-scale-identifying-the-best-items-for-use-with-geriatric-patients-in-primary-care
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Allison J Midden, Benjamin T Mast
OBJECTIVE: The Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) (Grace & Malloy, 2001) assesses behavioral dysfunction associated with frontal-subcortical damage; it is often used to measure these indicators of executive dysfunction in older adults with possible dementia. Although prior research supports the FrSBe's clinical utility and factorial validity, little attempt has been made to examine which items are most useful for geriatric cases. The goal of the present study is to identify these items...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
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