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Psychometric properties of the DASS-Depression scale among a Brazilian population with chronic pain

SARDA JR., Jamir; NICHOLAS, Michael K.; PIMENTA, Cibele A. M.; ASGHARI, Ali
Fonte: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD Publicador: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Background: Depression is a common contributor to suffering and disability in people with chronic pain. However, the assessment of depression in this population has been hampered by the presence of a number of somatic symptoms that are shared between chronic pain, treatment side-effects and traditional concepts of depression. As a result, the use of depression measures that do not contain somatic items has been encouraged. Objective: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Depression sub-scale of the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS) in a Brazilian chronic pain patient population. Method: Data on a number of measures were collected from 348 participants attending pain facilities. Results: Principal components and exploratory factor analyses indicated the presence of only one factor. Item analyses indicated adequate item-scale correlations. The Cronbach alpha was .96, which suggests an excellent internal consistency. Conclusion: The DASS-Depression scale has adequate psychometric properties and its further use with Brazilian chronic pain populations can now be supported. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Duke Anticoagulation Satisfaction Scale

Pelegrino, Flavia M.; Dantas, Rosana A. S.; Corbi, Inaiara S. A.; da Silva Carvalho, Ariana R.; Schmidt, Andre; Pazin Filho, Antonio
Fonte: WILEY-BLACKWELL; HOBOKEN Publicador: WILEY-BLACKWELL; HOBOKEN
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Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the internal reliability and validity of the BrazilianPortuguese version of Duke Anticoagulation Satisfaction Scale (DASS) among cardiovascular patients. Background. Oral anticoagulation is widely used to prevent and treat thromboembolic events in several conditions, especially in cardiovascular diseases; however, this therapy can induce dissatisfaction and reduce the quality of life. Design. Methodological and cross-sectional research design. Methods. The cultural adaptation of the DASS included the translation and back-translation, discussions with healthcare professionals and patients to ensure conceptual equivalence, semantic evaluation and instrument pretest. The BrazilianPortuguese version of the DASS was tested among subjects followed in a university hospital anticoagulation outpatient clinic. The psychometric properties were assessed by construct validity (convergent, known groups and dimensionality) and internal consistency/reliability (Cronbachs alpha). Results. A total of 180 subjects under oral anticoagulation formed the baseline validation population. DASS total score and SF-36 domain correlations were moderate for General health (r = -0.47, p < 0.01), Vitality (r = -0.44, p < 0.01) and Mental health (r = -0.42...

Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II: a comprehensive review

Wang, Yuan-Pang; Gorenstein, Clarice
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria; São Paulo Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria; São Paulo
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OBJECTIVE: To review the psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) as a self-report measure of depression in a variety of settings and populations. METHODS: Relevant studies of the BDI-II were retrieved through a search of electronic databases, a hand search, and contact with authors. Retained studies (k = 118) were allocated into three groups: non-clinical, psychiatric/institutionalized, and medical samples. RESULTS: The internal consistency was described as around 0.9 and the retest reliability ranged from 0.73 to 0.96. The correlation between BDI-II and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-I) was high and substantial overlap with measures of depression and anxiety was reported. The criterion-based validity showed good sensitivity and specificity for detecting depression in comparison to the adopted gold standard. However, the cutoff score to screen for depression varied according to the type of sample. Factor analysis showed a robust dimension of general depression composed by two constructs: cognitive-affective and somatic-vegetative. CONCLUSIONS: The BDI-II is a relevant psychometric instrument, showing high reliability, capacity to discriminate between depressed and non-depressed subjects...

Modelo com qualidades psicométricas para avaliação da cultura de segurança em instalações nucleares; Model with psychometric quality for safety culture assessment in nuclear facilities

Nascimento, Claudio Souza do
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
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A operação segura e confiável de usinas nucleares não depende só da excelência técnica do projeto e construção, mas também das pessoas e da organização. Por essa razão, a importância dos fatores organizacionais nos mecanismos causais de acidentes tem sido reconhecida por uma série de organizações de pesquisas na Europa, EUA e Japão. Deficiências nesses fatores revelam fragilidades na cultura de segurança da organização. Uma preocupação básica na avaliação de uma cultura de segurança é garantir que os instrumentos de pesquisa sejam válidos e confiáveis. Nas áreas de saúde e de segurança do trabalho há uma série de instrumentos para avaliar a cultura de segurança, para os quais são apresentados estudos de suas proporiedades psicométricas (confiabilidade e validade), mas muito pouco com essas qualidades na área nuclear. No caso específico do Brasil, nenhum. Portanto, o principal objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um modelo capaz de avaliar com medidas válidas e confiáveis a cultura de segurança de instalações nucleares. O instrumento de pesquisa foi desenvolvido com base em princípios psicométricos estabelecidos para pesquisas quantitativas e, portanto, foram realizadas a análise da confiabilidade e as validações de conteúdo...

Anxiety and coping strategies in sport contexts : a look at the psychometric properties of Portuguese instruments for their assessmen

Dias, Cláudia S.; Cruz, José Fernando A.; Fonseca, António Manuel
Fonte: Universidad Complutense de Madrid Publicador: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Portuguese versions of the Sport Anxiety Scale and of the Brief COPE, as well as of the Cognitive Appraisal Scale in Sport Competition– Threat Perception, namely regarding their factor structure validity and internal consistency. Participants were 550 male and female athletes of several sports, aged 15 to 35 years old (M=19.8; SD=4.5). Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis indicated that the instruments demonstrated good psychometric properties. In general, the measurement models provided a good fit to the empirical data and with the exception of some scales of the Brief COPE, the calculated Cronbach’s a coefficient of reliability indicated adequate internal consistency for the three instruments. Overall, the results of the present study provided evidence for these instruments’ validity and reliability, ultimately supporting their importance for research and psychological intervention in sport contexts.; El objetivo de este studio fue examinar las propiedades psicométricas de las versiones portuguesas del Sport Anxiety Scale, el Brief COPE, y el Cognitive Appraisal Scale in Sport Competition– Threat Perception, atendiendo a su validez de estructura factorial y consistencia interna. Los participantes fueron 550 atletas de ambos sexos y diversos deportes con edades entre 15 y 35 años (M=19.8; DT=4.5). Los análisis factoriales exploratorio y confirmatorio indicaron que los instrumentos mostraban buenas propiedades psicométricas. En general...

Cultural adaptation to Brazil and psychometric performance of the “Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire”

Rospendowiski,Karina; Alexandre,Neusa Maria Costa; Cornélio,Marilia Estevam
Fonte: Escola Paulista de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de São Paulo Publicador: Escola Paulista de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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Objectives To culturally adapt the instrument “Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire” (EBPQ) to the Portuguese language and assess its psychometric qualities. Methods The steps of cultural adaptation of measurement instruments were followed. Reliability was verified through internal consistency, stability by test-retest, and construct validity by the contrasted groups approach. Results High Cronbach’s alpha (0.91 to 0.68) and satisfactory Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (0.90) were obtained in all domains. In assessing construct validity, significant differences were found between groups of nurses with different backgrounds. Conclusion The steps of cultural adaptation of measurement instruments have been successfully completed. The Brazilian version obtained presents reliable psychometric properties for its use in this population.

Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II: a comprehensive review

Wang,Yuan-Pang; Gorenstein,Clarice
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/12/2013 Português
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Objective: To review the psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) as a self-report measure of depression in a variety of settings and populations. Methods: Relevant studies of the BDI-II were retrieved through a search of electronic databases, a hand search, and contact with authors. Retained studies (k = 118) were allocated into three groups: non-clinical, psychiatric/institutionalized, and medical samples. Results: The internal consistency was described as around 0.9 and the retest reliability ranged from 0.73 to 0.96. The correlation between BDI-II and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-I) was high and substantial overlap with measures of depression and anxiety was reported. The criterion-based validity showed good sensitivity and specificity for detecting depression in comparison to the adopted gold standard. However, the cutoff score to screen for depression varied according to the type of sample. Factor analysis showed a robust dimension of general depression composed by two constructs: cognitive-affective and somatic-vegetative. Conclusions: The BDI-II is a relevant psychometric instrument, showing high reliability, capacity to discriminate between depressed and non-depressed subjects, and improved concurrent...

Psychometric properties of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument: a systematic review

Beauchamp, Marla K; Schmidt, Catherine T; Pedersen, Mette M; Bean, Jonathan F; Jette, Alan M
Fonte: BioMed Central Publicador: BioMed Central
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Background: The choice of measure for use as a primary outcome in geriatric research is contingent upon the construct of interest and evidence for its psychometric properties. The Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) has been widely used to assess functional limitations and disability in studies with older adults. The primary aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the current available evidence for the psychometric properties of the LLFDI. Methods: Published studies of any design reporting results based on administration of the original version of the LLFDI in community-dwelling older adults were identified after searches of 9 electronic databases. Data related to construct validity (convergent/divergent and known-groups validity), test-retest reliability and sensitivity to change were extracted. Effect sizes were calculated for within-group changes and summarized graphically. Results: Seventy-one studies including 17,301 older adults met inclusion criteria. Data supporting the convergent/divergent and known-groups validity for both the Function and Disability components were extracted from 30 and 18 studies, respectively. High test-retest reliability was found for the Function component, while results for the Disability component were more variable. Sensitivity to change of the LLFDI was confirmed based on findings from 25 studies. The basic lower extremity subscale and overall summary score of the Function component and limitation dimension of the Disability component were associated with the strongest relative effect sizes. Conclusions: There is extensive evidence to support the construct validity and sensitivity to change of the LLFDI among various clinical populations of community-dwelling older adults. Further work is needed on predictive validity and values for clinically important change. Findings from this review can be used to guide the selection of the most appropriate LLFDI subscale for use an outcome measure in geriatric research and practice.

Emotional intelligence: a psychometric study.

Warwick, Janette Kay
Fonte: Universidade de Adelaide Publicador: Universidade de Adelaide
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
Publicado em //2006 Português
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The purpose of this thesis has been to develop new trait-based and abilities-based measures of "emotional intelligence" (EI), and evaluate their psychometric properties. A popular construct, some have claimed that EI is more important than IQ in predicting life success (Goleman, 1995). But developments in the definition and measurement of EI have not kept pace with these assertions. A review of current conceptualisations of EI in chapter I indicated that there is no consensually agreed upon definition of the construct (Van Rooy &Viswesvaran, 2004). In addition, an examination of EI instruments in chapter 2 indicated a number of limitations with respect to their psychometric properties. In particular, self-report measures of EI typically lack discriminant validity in relation to existing personality domains, and comparatively few studies have examined the incremental validity of these measures. A comparison of outcomes both before and after personality is controlled for is also of interest to obtain a more complete picture of the total and unique variance that EI is able to account for. A further limitation of existent performance-based measures relates to scoring methods and ultimately reliability outcomes. Nevertheless, the construct has the potential to be able to account for additional variance in test scores...

Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale: psychometric study of the Portuguese version

Lopes, Rosa Cristina Correia; Azeredo, Zaida Aguiar; Rodrigues, Rogério Manuel Clemente
Fonte: American Association of Colleges of Nursing Publicador: American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This paper is a report of a study of the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Interpersonal Communication Assessment Scale (ICAS) related to the nursing education. The interpersonal communication in Health care in general and in nursing care in particularly serves to transmit messages between the elements involved, in order to created a meaning in their interaction. The essence of nursing care is focused on interpersonal communication between nurse and the patient. The basis of professional competence in nursing is on personal qualities, the personality of the nurse, which is decisive for the acquisition of training and experience. The validation of ICAS was developed in four steps: translation, back translation, comparing the two versions and evidence of the validity of the new version. The psychometric study was carried out using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The non-probabilistic convenience sample was constituted of 156 students of the 2nd year of the Degree Course of Nursing (2008-2009). The psychometric study revealed high values: Cronbach alpha (ICAS: 0.939; advocacy: 0.857; therapeutic: 0.890; use of self and validation: 0.795), Pearson correlation (r=0.740, p=0.000), test of sphericity Barlett (2190.278...

Psychometric Assessment of the Burgess-Partner Abuse Scale for Teens (B-PAST); Psychometric Assessment of the Burgess-Partner Abuse Scale for Teens (B-PAST)

Burgess, Stephanie; College of Nursing , University of South Carolina; Tavakoli, Abbas; College of Nursing, University of South Carolina
Fonte: Aquichan Publicador: Aquichan
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Burgess-Partner Abuse Scale for Teens (B-PAST) by examining internal consistency and construct validity.Methods. A convenience sample of 239 teen girls ages 13 to 19 years old that were seen in three private primary health care practices agreed to participate. Subjects were administered two measures of interpersonal violence, two measures of psychosocial well-being, and a demographic questionnaire. Construct validity was assessed by 1) conducting exploratory factor analysis with a priori decision to retain two factors, and 2) measuring differential correlates of interpersonal violence and psychosocial well-being using Pearson correlation. In order to determine the instrument's ability to discriminate between teen girls who reported partner abuse and those who did not report partner abuse, differences in contrasted group means (abused vs. non-abused) were examined. One-way ANOVA was used to determine differences in interpersonal violence and psychosocial wellbeing. The internal consistency of the B-PAST was examined by setting a criterion for the alpha coefficient above .70.Results. The results showed that 70.9% of the variance was explained by the B-PAST. Factor analysis demonstrated a 22-item scale with two distinct subscales. The B-PAST correlated with one measure of interpersonal peer violence (r = .39) and two measures of poor psychosocial well-being...

Valoración psicométrica de la Psychological Entitlement Scale desde la Teoría clásica de los tests y la Teoría de respuesta al ítem; Valoração psicométrica da Psychological Entitlement Scale desde a teoria clássica dos testes e a teoria da resposta ao item; Psychometric Evaluation of the Psychological Entitlement Scale Using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory

Mola, Débora Jeannete; Laboratorio de Psicología Cognitiva, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; Saavedra, Bianca Analía; Laboratorio de Psicología Cognitiva, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba,
Fonte: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali Publicador: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; "Artículo revisado por pares"; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Artículo Formato: application/pdf
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Objetivo. Esta investigación se propuso examinar las propiedades psicométricas de la escala Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES) en el contexto local desde la Teoría clásica de los tests (TCT) y la Teoría de respuesta al ítem (TRI). Método. Participaron 402 estudiantes universitarios con una media de edad de 22.77 años (DS = 4.85), de ambos géneros (61.9% mujeres) y de distintas carreras universitarias, y 324 personas de 18 a 65 años de edad (M = 32.77, DS = 10.71), de ambos géneros (56.2% mujeres) y de diferentes niveles socio-económicos, residentes en la ciudad de Córdoba, seleccionados de manera accidental. Todos ellos fueron evaluados con la PES y la Escala de dominancia triple. Resultados. Desde la TCT, análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios evidenciaron que ocho de los nueve ítems que comprendía la escala original mostraron una estructura unifactorial, con adecuadas cargas factoriales y/o pesos de regresión. Además, se observaron valores aceptables de consistencia interna. Las personas clasificadas como prosociales presentaron valores significativamente menores en la PES que las personas individualistas y competitivas (hp2 = 0.04). Desde la TRI, si bien se obtuvo un buen ajuste global al modelo de escalas de clasificación de un parámetro...

Psychometric properties of the spanish language version of the stress in children questionnaire (SiC)

Caqueo-Urízar,Alejandra; Urzúa,Alfonso; Osika,Walter
Fonte: Curso de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Publicador: Curso de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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This study describes an analysis of the psychometric properties of a Spanish language version of the Stress in Children (SiC) questionnaire. A group of Chilean school children was evaluated. The results show a tested version of the mentioned questionnaire which consists of 16 items distributed across two factors (emotional well-being and sources of distress). Internal consistency indices (Cronbach's alpha-coefficients) were high. It is concluded there are appropriate psychometric properties for the Stress in Children questionnaire for this group of Chilean children. It is, therefore, a brief and easy to understand instrument of child assessment.

The Organizational Climate in the Design of the Balanced Scorecard: Psychometric Evaluation of a Measuring Instrument; El Clima Organizacional en el Diseño del Balanced Scorecard: Evaluación Psicométrica de un Instrumento de Medida

de Araújo Silva Freire, Roseane Patrícia; Universidade Estadual da Paraíba; Martínez, José Maria de La Torre; Hernández, Antonio M. López; Paiva, Simone Bastos
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Departamento de Ciências Contábeis Publicador: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Departamento de Ciências Contábeis
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Artigo Avaliado pelos Pares; Pesquisa teórica empírica; Formato: application/pdf
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This work must like primary target evaluate the psychometric characteristics of reliability and validity of a organizational climate questionnaire that was constructed having like foundation the importance of this constructo for the putting in practice of the enterprise strategy from the established one in the literature of the Balanced Scorecard, incorporating to its composition, of exploratory way, to aferición of the following attributes of the work atmosphere: style of management, recognition, autonomy, enthusiasm and support, innovation and reward. The chosen questions to be part of the questionnaire were extracted and adapted of the works of Moos and Insel (1974), Koys and DeCotiis (1991), Litwin and Stringer (1969), Likert (1958), Crespo et al.(2004) and Bedani (2003). The investigation is characterized as a cross-sectional study of the organizational climate and used as it shows a company of the sector of services of national scope. The results indicate the verification of satisfactory psychometric characteristics, the one that allows to affirm that the proposed organizational climate instrument can be put in practice in a frame similar to the used one for its validation.; Este trabajo tiene como objetivo principal evaluar las características psicométricas de fiabilidad y validez de un cuestionario de clima organizacional que se construyó teniendo como fundamento la importancia de este constructo para la puesta en práctica de la estrategia empresarial desde el establecido en la literatura del Balanced Scorecard...

INCLUSION OF THE LATENT PERSONALITY VARIABLE IN MULTINOMIAL LOGIT MODELS USING THE 16PF PSYCHOMETRIC TEST

CÓRDOBA MAQUILÓN,JORGE E.; JARAMILLO ÁLVAREZ,G. PATRICIA
Fonte: DYNA Publicador: DYNA
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/08/2012 Português
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Travel demand models typically use modal attributes and socioeconomic characteristics as explanatory variables.It has been established that attitudes and perceptions as well as individual psychological variables influencea user's behavior. In this study, the latent personality variable was included in the estimation of a hybrid discrete choice model to incorporate the effects of subjective factors. The latent personality variable was assessed with the 16PF psychometric test,which has been widely use by researchersworldwide. The paper analyzes the results of applying this model to a sample of employees and university professors and proposes a way in which the psychometric tests can be used in hybrid discrete choice models. Our results show that hybrid models that include latent psychological variables are superior to traditional models that ignore the effects of user'sbehavior.

Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Outcome Questionnaire-45 as administered by automated technique in a large sample of mental ill-health patients in Primary Health Care

Strid,Catharina; Lundh,Lars-Gunnar; Andersson,Claes; Öjehagen,Agneta
Fonte: The European Journal of Psychiatry Publicador: The European Journal of Psychiatry
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
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Background and Objectives: Mental health problems are common in Primary Health care and clinicians require valid and reliable instruments to make good treatment plans for these patients. The Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ-45) was developed by Lambert and colleagues in order to help improve outcomes of treatment. The aims of this study were to examine the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of OQ-45 when administered by an automated technique and to evaluate if the OQ-45 uniquely could contribute to the description of the patients’ difficulties and needs beyond demographic characteristics and other instruments. Methods: The study comprised 816 patients with mental ill-health taking part in a large randomized controlled trial, Regassa. The OQ-45 data were collected by Interactive Voice Response IVR, a computerized, automated telephone technique. The OQ-45 consists of 45 items summarized in a total score and in three subscales; Symptoms of distress, SD, Interpersonal relations, IR, and Social role functioning, SR. Depression was measured by MADRS and health-related quality of life by EQ-5D. Results: The OQ-45 total score showed good psychometric properties, but there was little support for its three factor structure. The OQ-45 significantly predicted level of depression and health-related quality of life in patients. Conclusions: The OQ-45 contributed uniquely to the description of the patients´ problems. The results indicate that the total score of the Swedish version of OQ-45 can be valuable to use for clinicians in the field.

Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of Food Craving Inventory (FCI-SP)

Jáuregui Lobera,I.; Bolaños,P.; Carbonero,R.; Valero Blanco,E.
Fonte: Nutrición Hospitalaria Publicador: Nutrición Hospitalaria
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
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Objective: The objectives of the study were to analyze the psychometric properties, factor structure and internal consistency of the Spanish version of the Food Craving Inventory (FCI-SP), as well as to determine its validity by evaluating the relationship of the FCI to different instruments. Methods: The sample comprised a group of patients and a group of students. The patient group included 216 people diagnosed with adaptive, anxiety disorders, and mild or moderate depressive episodes without psychotic symptoms. The patient group included 79 men (36.57%) and 137 women (63.43%), and the mean age was 38.27 years (SD = 9.57). All the patients had clinical characteristics, which enabled them to be treated as outpatients. The group of students comprised 142 people, none of whom had any psychiatric history of note. In this group there were 53 men (37.32%) and 89 women (62.68%), and the mean age was 21.45 years (SD = 5.04). Results: The best solution for the principal axis analysis revealed three factors (simple sugars/trans fats, complex carbohydrates/proteins, and saturated fats/high calorie content (fast food). The internal consistency of the FCI-SP and its subscales was determined by means of Cronbach´s alpha, with values ranging between 0.78 and 0.95. The correlations with other instruments reflected adequate validity. Discussion: The Spanish version of the FCI (FCI-SP) meets the psychometric requirements for measuring the food craving and shows adequate internal consistency and validity.

Does the opinion of the therapeutic team match with psychometric measures during the course of eating disorders?

Jáuregui-Lobera,I.; Garrido-Casals,O.; Santiago,M. J.; Bolaños-Ríos,P.; Ruiz-Prieto,I.
Fonte: Nutrición Hospitalaria Publicador: Nutrición Hospitalaria
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
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Introduction: Is there a group of psychometric variables, which correlates with the criteria of an interdisciplinary team about the course of ED? Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyse the correlation between the clinic criteria of an interdisciplinary team with respect to the course of eating disorders (ED) and different psychometric criteria. Methods: The course was analysed in a final sample of 30 ED outpatients during their six first months of treatment. A scale of clinical criteria of the course of ED (therapeutic team's opinion) and different questionnaires on psychological, psychopathological and eating-related variables were used. The statistical analysis comprised of a discriminant analysis in order to find the variables with a discriminant function to distinguish between a fair-bad course and a good course. Results: Perceived stress, self-esteem, the variables of the SCL-90-R, depression, thought-shape fusion, anxiety, food craving and the score on body shape questionnaire were found to have discriminant function. Comparing the therapeutic team's criteria and the results of the questionnaires a 10% of patients were misclassified. Discussion: The results highlight the necessary and permanent checking of the relationship among the clinical criteria regarding the course of ED (members' team opinion) and different psychological...

Spanish version of the Psychosis Attachment Measure: adaptation process and psychometric properties

Sheinbaum,Tamara; Berry,Katherine; Barrantes-Vidal,Neus
Fonte: Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Publicador: Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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Introduction Attachment theory has recently been postulated as a useful framework for enhancing our understanding of the role of psychosocial and environmental factors in relation to the vulnerability, expression, and course of psychosis. In this paper we present the Spanish adaptation and psychometric properties of the Psychosis Attachment Measure (PAM), a 16-item self-report scale specifically designed to measure adult attachment in people with psychosis. Method In study 1, the PAM was adapted into Spanish following the translation/back-translation procedure and was administered to 24 early psychosis patients to evaluate its intelligibility. In study 2, the psychometric properties of the scale were assessed in a sample of 235 university students. The students completed the PAM and the Relationship Questionnaire (RQ) via an Internet website. Results Results from study 1 demonstrated that the Spanish version of the scale is semantically and conceptually equivalent to the original English version and that it is appropriate for use with people experiencing psychotic symptoms. Paralleling the findings from the English version of the instrument, results from study 2 indicated that two factors, conceptually representing anxiety and avoidance...

The psychometric properties of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale

Jonker,Cara S; Vosloo,Christel
Fonte: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology Publicador: SA Journal of Industrial Psychology
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
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the objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS). the psychometric soundness of the SEIS was tested. A cross-sectional survey design was used for this study. A sample (n = 341) was taken from Economical Science students from a higher-education institution. the results obtained using the cross-sectional design supported a six-dimensional factor structure of the SEIS. the six factors are Positive Affect, Emotion-Others, happy Emotions, Emotions-Own, Non-verbal Emotions and Emotional Management. A multi-analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to determine differences in terms of biographical data. the results indicated significant differences between gender and language groups.