Matthew M Kurtz

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Affiliation: Wesleyan University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development of an abbreviated schizophrenia quality of life scale using a new method
    Warren B Bilker
    Schizophrenia Research Center, Neuropsychiatry Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:773-7. 2003
  2. pmc A virtual reality apartment as a measure of medication management skills in patients with schizophrenia: a pilot study
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:1162-70. 2007
  3. pmc Computer-assisted cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: what is the active ingredient?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation and Resource Center, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:251-60. 2007
  4. pmc Elementary neurocognitive function, learning potential and everyday life skills in schizophrenia: what is their relationship?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Schizophr Res 116:280-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Self-efficacy and functional status in schizophrenia: relationship to insight, cognition and negative symptoms
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Quantitative Analysis Center and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Middletown, 06459, USA
    Schizophr Res 145:69-74. 2013
  6. pmc Cognitive and social cognitive predictors of change in objective versus subjective quality-of-life in rehabilitation for schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Quantitative Analysis Center and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Psychiatry Res 200:102-7. 2012
  7. pmc Social cognitive training for schizophrenia: a meta-analytic investigation of controlled research
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Schizophr Bull 38:1092-104. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: current status, biological correlates and predictors of response
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Judd Hall, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 12:813-21. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of controlled research on social skills training for schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:491-504. 2008
  10. pmc Predictors of change in life skills in schizophrenia after cognitive remediation
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Judd Hall, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, United States
    Schizophr Res 107:267-74. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Development of an abbreviated schizophrenia quality of life scale using a new method
    Warren B Bilker
    Schizophrenia Research Center, Neuropsychiatry Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:773-7. 2003
    ..This reduces the effort associated with scale administration and is likely to increase the assessment of an important functional domain. Such models can guide efforts for item reduction in other rating instruments...
  2. pmc A virtual reality apartment as a measure of medication management skills in patients with schizophrenia: a pilot study
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:1162-70. 2007
    ..This is the first study, to our knowledge, to provide evidence for the utility of VR technology in the assessment of instrumental role functioning in patients with schizophrenia...
  3. pmc Computer-assisted cognitive remediation in schizophrenia: what is the active ingredient?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation and Resource Center, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, United States
    Schizophr Res 89:251-60. 2007
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  4. pmc Elementary neurocognitive function, learning potential and everyday life skills in schizophrenia: what is their relationship?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Schizophr Res 116:280-8. 2010
    ..Taken together, these findings raise questions as to the explanatory value of measures of learning potential as predictors of functional status in schizophrenia...
  5. doi request reprint Self-efficacy and functional status in schizophrenia: relationship to insight, cognition and negative symptoms
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Quantitative Analysis Center and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Middletown, 06459, USA
    Schizophr Res 145:69-74. 2013
    ..These findings emphasize the importance of including illness insight in models of the role of self-efficacy in functioning in schizophrenia...
  6. pmc Cognitive and social cognitive predictors of change in objective versus subjective quality-of-life in rehabilitation for schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Quantitative Analysis Center and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Psychiatry Res 200:102-7. 2012
    ..The implications of these findings for understanding interrelationships between cognition and social cognition and their role in predicting change in different domains of outcome as a function of behavioral treatment are discussed...
  7. pmc Social cognitive training for schizophrenia: a meta-analytic investigation of controlled research
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Schizophr Bull 38:1092-104. 2012
    ..78). Effects of social cognitive training programs on positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia were nonsignificant. Moderating variables and implications for future research and treatment development are discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: current status, biological correlates and predictors of response
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Judd Hall, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 12:813-21. 2012
    ..Lastly, findings from studies of neuroimaging indicate that CR is accompanied by structural and functional neural changes in key frontal and temporal brain regions...
  9. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of controlled research on social skills training for schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:491-504. 2008
    ..52) and negative symptoms (d = 0.40), and small mean effect sizes for other symptoms (d = 0.15) and relapse (d = 0.23). These results support the efficacy of social skills training for improving psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia...
  10. pmc Predictors of change in life skills in schizophrenia after cognitive remediation
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Judd Hall, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, United States
    Schizophr Res 107:267-74. 2009
    ..These findings emphasize the importance of sustained auditory attention and working memory for benefiting from extended programs of cognitive remediation...
  11. pmc A meta-analytic investigation of neurocognitive deficits in bipolar illness: profile and effects of clinical state
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Neuropsychology 23:551-62. 2009
    ..These results also show that a subset of these deficits moderately worsen during acute disease states...
  12. pmc Predictors of participation in community outpatient psychosocial rehabilitation in schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Community Ment Health J 47:622-7. 2011
    ..In a final multivariate model, younger age, and lower verbal fluency scores in clients with a history of a high number of hospitalizations predicted a greater likelihood of drop-out. The implications of these findings are discussed...
  13. pmc Neurocognition, insight into illness and subjective quality-of-life in schizophrenia: what is their relationship?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Middletown, CT 06549, United States
    Schizophr Res 127:157-62. 2011
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that neurocognition and insight into illness have inverse relationships to SQOL and that elementary neurocognition does not influence SQOL through its link with illness insight...
  14. pmc Neurocognition as a predictor of response to evidence-based psychosocial interventions in schizophrenia: what is the state of the evidence?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:663-72. 2011
    ..The relevance of these findings for clinical practice and future research is discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Crystallized verbal skills in schizophrenia: relationship to neurocognition, symptoms, and functional status
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:784-91. 2011
    ..e., ≥ 90th percentile), average (11th-89th percentile) or extremely low (i.e., ≤ 10th percentile) crystallized verbal skills to neurocognitive profiles, symptoms and everyday life function in schizophrenia...
  16. pmc Symptoms versus neurocognition as predictors of change in life skills in schizophrenia after outpatient rehabilitation
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Schizophr Res 102:303-11. 2008
    ..These findings emphasize the importance of verbal learning for benefiting from psychosocial and cognitive rehabilitation interventions, and suggest the development of alternative rehabilitation strategies for those who do not benefit...
  17. ncbi request reprint Differences in performance and learning proficiency on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test in schizophrenia: do they reflect distinct neurocognitive subtypes with distinct functional profiles?
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program and Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Res 81:167-71. 2006
    ..The intact WCST subgroup had greater functional capacity than either "strong" or "poor" learners. These subtypes may have implications for response to behavioral treatment interventions...
  18. pmc Elementary neurocognitive function, facial affect recognition and social-skills in schizophrenia
    Melissa B Meyer
    Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT 06117, United States
    Schizophr Res 110:173-9. 2009
    ..These findings may help guide the development and refinement of cognitive and social-cognitive remediation methods for social-skill impairment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Symptoms versus neurocognitive skills as correlates of everyday functioning in severe mental illness
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Institute of Living, Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Yale School of Medicine, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Expert Rev Neurother 6:47-56. 2006
    ..The implications of these findings for guiding future research are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Symptoms versus neurocognitive test performance as predictors of psychosocial status in schizophrenia: a 1- and 4-year prospective study
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Bull 31:167-74. 2005
    ..The significance of these findings for the development and assessment of novel treatment interventions for schizophrenia is discussed...
  21. pmc Neuropsychological functioning in hoarding disorder
    David F Tolin
    The Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, USA
    Psychiatry Res 189:413-8. 2011
    ..22). Results are discussed in terms of emerging conceptualizations of HD as a distinct illness...
  22. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive function in schizophrenia at a 10-year follow-up: a preliminary investigation
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    CNS Spectr 10:277-80. 2005
    ..The goal of the study was to evaluate changes in full-scale intelligence quotient and neurocognitive test performance over a 10-year interval in patients with schizophrenia...
  23. pmc Neurocognitive predictors of objective and subjective quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia: a meta-analytic investigation
    Arielle W Tolman
    Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Wesleyan University, Judd Hall, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06549, USA
    Schizophr Bull 38:304-15. 2012
    ..Moderating variables and implications for future research and treatment development are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint The Penn Conditional Exclusion Test (PCET): relationship to the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test and work function in patients with schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program and Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Res 68:95-102. 2004
    ..These results provide the first evidence of criterion-related validity for the PCET and are part of a growing literature suggesting a relationship between performance on measures of executive function and work skills...
  25. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive impairment across the lifespan in schizophrenia: an update
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Schizophr Res 74:15-26. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Virtual reality assessment of medication compliance in patients with schizophrenia
    Elizabeth K Baker
    Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:224-9. 2006
    ..Correlations between the data may suggest a convergent validity for this new VR task. Future research will investigate the validity of this task in predicting additional measures of psychosocial functioning...
  27. pmc Evaluating lexical characteristics of verbal fluency output in schizophrenia
    Barbara J Juhasz
    Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
    Psychiatry Res 200:177-83. 2012
    ..In contrast, no differences in lexical characteristics emerged in the letter fluency task. The results are informative regarding how individuals with schizophrenia access their mental lexicons during the verbal fluency task...
  28. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive rehabilitation for schizophrenia
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, Institute of Living, 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:303-10. 2003
    ..A variety of approaches for future research are also discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Driving simulator performance in schizophrenia
    Sarah A St Germain
    Schizophr Res 74:121-2. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint The Penn Conditional Exclusion Test: a new measure of executive-function with alternate forms of repeat administration
    Matthew M Kurtz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 19:191-201. 2004
    ..Divergent validity was established through low, nonsignificant correlations between the PCET and measures of facial emotion recognition, word and face memory, visuospatial function, and verbal reasoning...