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Georg Adler, Miriam Bektas, Martina Feger, Yvonne Lembach
Objective A computer-based test for the assessment of working and short-term memory and selective attention was evaluated in Alzheimer patients and controls.Methods By means of the MAT, working and short-term memory for verbal, figural and episodic material are assessed through recognition tasks. Selective attention is tested through visual samples in an oddball paradigm. In 42 Alzheimer patients and 42 controls, we applied the MAT and usual reference methods for the assessment of attention and the respective memory domains...
March 2012: Psychiatrische Praxis
N Janakiramaiah, P J Venkatesha Murthy, T M Raghu, D K Subbakrishna, B N Gangadhar, P Murthy
There is a need for a short instrument to assess the multiple areas of dysfunction as well as drinking dyscontrol in alcoholics. The Brief Addiction Rating Scale (BARS), covering 10 areas of functioning has been developed to meet this need. This report describes the rationale and development of this new scale. A high interrater reliability (0.9) on all the items of the scale and the ease of administration justify its clinical and research use.
July 1999: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Judit Nagy, Istvan Bitter
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Hungarian version of the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenics (CDSS) in a Hungarian clinical population of patients with schizophrenia. METHOD: One hundred patients diagnosed with schizophrenia according to DSM-IV criteria were included in this study. Patients were all acutely admitted to the psychiatric unit of the Merényi Hospital due to relapse. For evaluating convergent and discriminant validity of the CDSS, scales measuring depression, negative symptoms, extrapyramidal side effects, antipsychotic-induced dysphoria were assessed: Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Subject Well-being under Neuroleptic Treatment (SWN), Drug Induced Extra-Pyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS), Clinical Global Impressions-Severity (CGI-S), Clinical Global Impressions-Improvment (CGI-I)...
March 2011: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
John Street, Brian Lenehan, John Albietz, Paul Bishop, Marcel Dvorak, Charles Fisher
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Consensus documents have recently been developed enumerating the radiographic parameters thought to be most valid in the clinical evaluation of patients with thoracolumbar fractures. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess the measurement reliability of plain X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and their inter-modality agreement, as the three imaging modalities are often clinically interchangeable...
June 2009: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Herbert Mayer, Cleo Nonn, Jürgen Osterbrink, Georges C Evers
A far spread index for the quantification of the interrater-reliabilty of assessment instruments or procedures is the chance-corrected agreement measure "Cohen's Kappa". Although or even though Cohen's Kappa proves to be a common measure of agreement of two raters, it is increasingly being used uncritically. Many authors, but also readers don't seem to take the central and paradox characteristics of Kappa into consideration for the interpretation of their results. The article intends to introduce Cohen's Kappa to a wide range of readers...
February 2004: Pflege
M Schaldach
Examples of electrical heart stimulation techniques are presented to illustrate for the physician and biomedical engineer the technical feasibility of realizing many therapeutic concepts by means of microelectronics. Because of the life-supporting applications, extremely high system reliabilty must be guaranteed. The usual methods of enhancing safety by providing redundancy cannot be used, and the service life requirements can be met only by appropriate adaptation of the current consumption due to the limited battery capacity...
1987: Medical Progress Through Technology
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