- Short screening scales to monitor population prevalences and trends in non-specific psychological distress
R C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Psychol Med 32:959-76. 2002
..A 10-question screening scale of psychological distress and a six-question short-form scale embedded within the 10-question scale were developed for the redesigned US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
- Development and validation of a screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorder: the Mood Disorder Questionnaire
R M Hirschfeld
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Branch, the University of Texas at Galveston 77555 01888, USA
Am J Psychiatry 157:1873-5. 2000
..This report describes the validation of a new brief self-report screening instrument for bipolar spectrum disorders called the Mood Disorder Questionnaire...
- The validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. An updated literature review
Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Preventive Medicine, Haukeland Hospital, Armauer Hansen Building, University of Bergen, N 5021, Bergen, Norway
J Psychosom Res 52:69-77. 2002
..To review the literature of the validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
- Quality criteria were proposed for measurement properties of health status questionnaires
Caroline B Terwee
EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Clin Epidemiol 60:34-42. 2007
..For a meaningful comparison, quality criteria for measurement properties are needed. Our aim was to develop quality criteria for design, methods, and outcomes of studies on the development and evaluation of health status questionnaires...
- An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety: psychometric properties
A T Beck
J Consult Clin Psychol 56:893-7. 1988
- Psychometric properties of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, England
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 40:1337-45. 2001
..To describe the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a brief measure of the prosocial behavior and psychopathology of 3-16-year-olds that can be completed by parents, teachers, or youths...
- Interpretation of changes in health-related quality of life: the remarkable universality of half a standard deviation
Geoffrey R Norman
Program for Educational Research and Development, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Med Care 41:582-92. 2003
..A number of studies have computed the minimally important difference (MID) for health-related quality of life instruments...
- Development and first validation of the COPD Assessment Test
P W Jones
St George s University of London, UK
Eur Respir J 34:648-54. 2009
..It has good measurement properties, is sensitive to differences in state and should provide a valid, reliable and standardised measure of COPD health status with worldwide relevance...
- The psychometric function: I. Fitting, sampling, and goodness of fit
F A Wichmann
University of Oxford, England
Percept Psychophys 63:1293-313. 2001
..We have made available the software to implement our methods...
- Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measures: report of the ISPOR Task Force for Translation and Cultural Adaptation
Oxford Outcomes Ltd, Cassington, Oxford, UK
Value Health 8:94-104. 2005
..The results of this review are set out as "Translation and Cultural Adaptation of Patient Reported Outcomes Measures--Principles of Good Practice" and are reported in this document...
- Screening for serious mental illness in the general population
Ronald C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Suite 215, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:184-9. 2003
..Public Law 102-321 established a block grant for adults with "serious mental illness" (SMI) and required the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a method to estimate the prevalence of SMI...
- PedsQL 4.0: reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 generic core scales in healthy and patient populations
J W Varni
Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California, USA
Med Care 39:800-12. 2001
..The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales consist of 23 items applicable for healthy school and community populations, as well as pediatric populations with acute and chronic health conditions...
- The COSMIN study reached international consensus on taxonomy, terminology, and definitions of measurement properties for health-related patient-reported outcomes
Lidwine B Mokkink
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Clin Epidemiol 63:737-45. 2010
..The aim was to clarify and standardize terminology and definitions of measurement properties by reaching consensus among a group of experts and to develop a taxonomy of measurement properties relevant for evaluating health instruments...
- The COSMIN checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status measurement instruments: an international Delphi study
Lidwine B Mokkink
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Qual Life Res 19:539-49. 2010
..We present the COSMIN checklist and the agreement of the panel on the items of the checklist...
- The estimation of a preference-based measure of health from the SF-12
John E Brazier
Health Economics and Decision Science Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Med Care 42:851-9. 2004
..It has become widely used in clinical trials and routine outcome assessment because of its brevity and psychometric performance, but it cannot be used in economic evaluation in its current form...
- The World Health Organization's WHOQOL-BREF quality of life assessment: psychometric properties and results of the international field trial. A report from the WHOQOL group
S M Skevington
WHO Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Qual Life Res 13:299-310. 2004
..These results indicate that overall, the WHOQOL-BREF is a sound, cross-culturally valid assessment of QOL, as reflected by its four domains: physical, psychological, social and environment...
- The PHQ-15: validity of a new measure for evaluating the severity of somatic symptoms
Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Department of Medicine, Indiana University, RG 6 1050 Wishard Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Psychosom Med 64:258-66. 2002
..However, instruments for identifying and monitoring somatic symptoms are few in number and not widely used. Therefore, we examined the validity of a brief measure of the severity of somatic symptoms...
- The Hospital Anxiety And Depression Scale
R Philip Snaith
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Leeds, 21 Gledhow Wood Road, Leeds LS8 4BW, UK
Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:29. 2003
..It should be emphasised that self-assessment scales are only valid for screening purposes; definitive diagnosis must rest on the process of clinical examination...
- The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisons
Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, PO Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
Soc Sci Med 58:1483-99. 2004
..In the light of the importance of work for adult health such investigations are crucial in advanced societies within and beyond Europe...
- Development of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire
C M Mangione
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, UCLA, 911 Broxton Plaza, Box 951736, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA
Arch Ophthalmol 119:1050-8. 2001
- Comparison of the minimally important difference for two health state utility measures: EQ-5D and SF-6D
Stephen J Walters
Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
Qual Life Res 14:1523-32. 2005
..Empirical work is required to determine what the smallest change is in utility scores that can be regarded as important and whether this change in utility value is constant across measures and conditions...
- Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness
Ruth A Baer
University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
Assessment 13:27-45. 2006
..Findings suggest that conceptualizing mindfulness as a multifaceted construct is helpful in understanding its components and its relationships with other variables...
- Development and validation of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC)
Russell E Glasgow
Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
Med Care 43:436-44. 2005
- Monitoring depression treatment outcomes with the patient health questionnaire-9
Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Center, D 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Med Care 42:1194-201. 2004
..We investigated responsiveness to treatment, reproducibility, and minimal clinically important difference of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a standard instrument for diagnosing depression in primary care...
- Assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood scales: from psychometrics to ecometrics
Mahasin S Mujahid
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Am J Epidemiol 165:858-67. 2007
..These results illustrate a methodological approach for assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood-level constructs and show that these constructs can be measured reliably...
- Estimation of minimally important differences in EQ-5D utility and VAS scores in cancer
A Simon Pickard
Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:70. 2007
..The aim of this study was to provide a range of estimates of minimally important differences (MIDs) in EQ-5D scores in cancer and to determine if estimates are comparable in lung cancer...
- The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36): translation and validation study of the Iranian version
Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
Qual Life Res 14:875-82. 2005
..9% of the variance. In general, the Iranian version of the SF-36 performed well and the findings suggest that it is a reliable and valid measure of health related quality of life among the general population...
- The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): development and UK validation
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Health Qual Life Outcomes 5:63. 2007
..This article describes the development and validation of a new scale, comprised only of positively worded items relating to different aspects of positive mental health: the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale (WEMWBS)...
- Predictive validity of a medication adherence measure in an outpatient setting
Donald E Morisky
Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 10:348-54. 2008
- US valuation of the EQ-5D health states: development and testing of the D1 valuation model
James W Shaw
Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Med Care 43:203-20. 2005
..The EQ-5D is a brief, multiattribute, preference-based health status measure. This article describes the development of a statistical model for generating US population-based EQ-5D preference weights...
- The World Health Organization Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population
Ronald C Kessler
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Psychol Med 35:245-56. 2005
..The current report presents data on concordance of the ASRS and of a short-form ASRS screener with blind clinical diagnoses in a community sample...
- Derivation and validation of a short-form oral health impact profile
G D Slade
Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina 27599-7450, USA
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 25:284-90. 1997
..05) with both the OHIP-49 and the OHIP-14. While it will be important to replicate these findings in other populations, the findings suggest that the OHIP-14 has good reliability, validity and precision...
- The KIDSCREEN-52 quality of life measure for children and adolescents: psychometric results from a cross-cultural survey in 13 European countries
School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for Child and Adolescent Health Promotion, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Value Health 11:645-58. 2008
..This study assesses the reliability and validity of the European KIDSCREEN-52 generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire for children and adolescents...
- Measuring depression outcome with a brief self-report instrument: sensitivity to change of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Department of General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Medical Hospital, Germany
J Affect Disord 81:61-6. 2004
..Therefore, we investigated the sensitivity to change of the PHQ-9 in three groups of patients whose depression status either improved, remained unchanged, or deteriorated over time...
- The stroke impact scale version 2.0. Evaluation of reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change
P W Duncan
Center on Aging, Department of Preventative Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA
Stroke 30:2131-40. 1999
..This study characterizes the psychometric properties of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) Version 2.0...
- Validity of Antonovsky's sense of coherence scale: a systematic review
Nordic School of Public Health, Box 12133, S 40242 Gothenburg, Sweden
J Epidemiol Community Health 59:460-6. 2005
..The aim of this paper is to systematically review and analyse the validity and reliability of Antonovsky's life orientation questionnaire/sense of coherence scale (SOC)...
- Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
Joann S Sorra
Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
..The purpose of this study was to examine the multilevel psychometric properties of the survey...
- The Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) instrument: a psychometric measure of health-related quality of life
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
Qual Life Res 8:209-24. 1999
..Scaling it for economic evaluation using utilities is being undertaken. Respondents have indicated the AQoL is easy to understand and is quickly completed. Its initial properties suggest it may be widely applicable...
- Suitability of measures of self-reported medication adherence for routine clinical use: a systematic review
The Centre for Medication Safety and Service Quality, The School of Pharmacy, Tavistock Square, UK
BMC Med Res Methodol 11:149. 2011
- The Health Utilities Index (HUI): concepts, measurement properties and applications
Health Utilities Inc, Dundas, ON, Canada
Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:54. 2003
..The widespread use of HUI facilitates the interpretation of results and permits comparisons of disease and treatment outcomes, and comparisons of long-term sequelae at the local, national and international levels...
- Is the CVI an acceptable indicator of content validity? Appraisal and recommendations
Denise F Polit
Humanalysis, Inc, 75 Clinton Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
Res Nurs Health 30:459-67. 2007
..Our translation suggests that items with an I-CVI of .78 or higher for three or more experts could be considered evidence of good content validity...
- Validation of a brief quantitative measure of autistic traits: comparison of the social responsiveness scale with the autism diagnostic interview-revised
John N Constantino
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 33:427-33. 2003
..Q. and exhibited inter-rater reliability on the order of 0.8. The SRS is a valid quantitative measure of autistic traits, feasible for use in clinical settings and for large-scale research studies of autism spectrum conditions...
- Developing a new self-reported scale of oral health outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5)
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:62. 2012
..This study aimed to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a new self-reported oral health related quality of life measure, the Scale of Oral Health Outcomes for 5-year-old children (SOHO-5), in the UK...
- Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) scale: factor structure, item analyses and internal consistency in a large population
Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Br J Psychiatry 179:540-4. 2001
- Validation of the NPI-Q, a brief clinical form of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory
D I Kaufer
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 12:233-9. 2000
..The NPI-Q provides a brief, reliable, informant-based assessment of neuropsychiatric symptoms and associated caregiver distress that may be suitable for use in general clinical practice...
- Distinguishing between the validity and utility of psychiatric diagnoses
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Am J Psychiatry 160:4-12. 2003
..The meaning of the terms "validity" and "utility" as they apply to psychiatric diagnoses is examined...
- Measurement of empathy among Japanese medical students: psychometrics and score differences by gender and level of medical education
Hitomi U Kataoka
Center for Developing Medical and Health Care Education, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
Acad Med 84:1192-7. 2009
..To examine psychometric properties of a Japanese translation of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE), and to study differences in empathy scores between men and women, and students in different years of medical school...
- Maternal anxiety during the transition to parenthood: a prospective study
Kerry Ann Grant
Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Road, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
J Affect Disord 108:101-11. 2008
..The study also assessed i) the validity of the STAI for antenatal use in an Australian sample and ii) the relative utility of the MINI-Plus and STAI scales as antenatal measures of risk for postnatal anxiety and mood disorders...
- Are screening instruments valid for psychotic-like experiences? A validation study of screening questions for psychotic-like experiences using in-depth clinical interview
Department of Psychiatry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Schizophr Bull 37:362-9. 2011
..Our results suggest that it may be possible to screen the general adolescent population for psychotic-like experiences with a high degree of accuracy using a short self-report questionnaire...
- Parent-child agreement across child health-related quality of life instruments: a review of the literature
Department of Psychology and Health Sciences, University of Worcester, Worcester WR2 6AJ, UK
Qual Life Res 17:895-913. 2008
..To systematically review the literature published since 1999 on paediatric health-related quality of life (HRQL) in relation to parent-child agreement...
- Vision-specific instruments for the assessment of health-related quality of life and visual functioning: a literature review
Mary Kay Margolis
MEDTAP International, Inc, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
Pharmacoeconomics 20:791-812. 2002
- Towards a standardised brief outcome measure: psychometric properties and utility of the CORE-OM
Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Tavistock Centre, London, UK
Br J Psychiatry 180:51-60. 2002
..An acceptable, standardised outcome measure to assess efficacy and effectiveness is needed across multiple disciplines offering psychological therapies...
- Measuring the impact of MS on walking ability: the 12-Item MS Walking Scale (MSWS-12)
J C Hobart
Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
Neurology 60:31-6. 2003
..To develop a patient-based measure of walking ability in MS...
- Remediating serious flaws in the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire
NH and MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
J Cataract Refract Surg 36:718-32. 2010
- Psychometric proprieties of Spanish version of Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)
Psychiatry Service de Psiquiatría, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Actas Esp Psiquiatr 40:19-26. 2012
..MAAS can be briefly administered and enables us to measure the individual's frequency of mindfulness states in daily life and can be used both on clinical research and healthy subjects...
- Health-related quality of life of medical students
Helena B M S Paro
Department of Health Sciences, Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Med Educ 44:227-35. 2010
..The authors aimed to assess the health-related QoL (HRQL) of medical students throughout their 6 years of training at a school with a traditional curriculum...
- The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Measurement System: properties, applications, and interpretation
Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, United States
Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:79. 2003
..Available scoring, normative data and information on meaningful change now allow one to interpret results in the context of a growing literature base...
- On the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory. A review
Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Psychopathology 31:160-8. 1998
..Since most studies are oriented along the criteria of the classical test theory, our review will discuss to what extent the BDI meets these criteria...
- The effect of stimulus strength on the speed and accuracy of a perceptual decision
Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Vis 5:376-404. 2005
..The theory's analytic chronometric function allows one to extend theories of accuracy to response time...
- Interpreting SF-36 summary health measures: a response
J E Ware
Quality Metric, Inc, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA
Qual Life Res 10:405-13; discussion 415-20. 2001
- The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia: reliability, sensitivity, and comparison with a standard neurocognitive battery
Richard S E Keefe
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, P O Box 3270, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Schizophr Res 68:283-97. 2004
..76) and healthy controls (r=0.90). These psychometric properties make the BACS a promising tool for assessing cognition repeatedly in patients with schizophrenia, especially in clinical trials of cognitive enhancement...
- Validation of a general measure of treatment satisfaction, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM), using a national panel study of chronic disease
Mark J Atkinson
Worldwide Outcomes Research, La Jolla Laboratories, Pfizer Inc, 10777 Science Center Drive B 95, San Diego, CA 92121 1111, USA
Health Qual Life Outcomes 2:12. 2004
..The objective of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a general measure of patients' satisfaction with medication, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM)...
- The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)--further evidence for its reliability and validity in a community sample of Dutch children and adolescents
Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 12:1-8. 2003
..Moreover, the current data provide further support for the utility of the SDQ as an index of psychopathological symptoms in youths...
- Pretesting survey instruments: an overview of cognitive methods
National Centre for Social Research, London, UK
Qual Life Res 12:229-38. 2003
..This paper describes some of these theories and tools, and argues that cognitive testing should be a standard part of the development process of any survey instrument...
- Intergenerational transmission of subthreshold autistic traits in the general population
John N Constantino
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Biol Psychiatry 57:655-60. 2005
..Subthreshold autistic social impairments are known to aggregate in the family members of autistic probands; therefore, we conducted this study to examine the intergenerational transmission of such traits in the general population...
- The CarerQol instrument: a new instrument to measure care-related quality of life of informal caregivers for use in economic evaluations
W B F Brouwer
Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Qual Life Res 15:1005-21. 2006
..The CarerQol seems a promising new instrument to register the impact of informal caregivers in economic evaluations...
- Construct validity of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in meditating and nonmeditating samples
Ruth A Baer
Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
Assessment 15:329-42. 2008
..Findings support the construct validity of the FFMQ in a combination of samples not previously investigated...
- Screening for depression in medical settings with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ): a diagnostic meta-analysis
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK
J Gen Intern Med 22:1596-602. 2007
..To summarize the psychometric properties of the PHQ2 and PHQ9 as screening instruments for depression...
- Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): a replication study
Division of Child Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:1230-6. 1999
..To replicate and extend work on the psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED), a child and parent self-report instrument used to screen for children with anxiety disorders...
- Social support for healthy behaviors: scale psychometrics and prediction of weight loss among women in a behavioral program
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:756-64. 2012
..0% lost weight), perhaps because the group-based programs provided support lacking from friendships. Psychometrics for support subscales were excellent; initial support was rare; and the differential roles of friend vs...
- An international field study of the EORTC QLQ-PR25: a questionnaire for assessing the health-related quality of life of patients with prostate cancer
George van Andel
Department of Urology, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer 44:2418-24. 2008
To evaluate the psychometrics of the EORTC QLQ-PR25, a questionnaire assessing the health-related quality of life of prostate cancer patients.
- Psychometric properties of the parent and teacher versions of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire for 4- to 12-year-olds: a review
Lisanne L Stone
Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 13:254-74. 2010
..Longitudinal research studies should investigate predictive validity. For both practice and research, we emphasize the use of a multi-informant approach...
- Physician empathy: definition, components, measurement, and relationship to gender and specialty
Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Am J Psychiatry 159:1563-9. 2002
..This study was designed to investigate the components of physician empathy, its measurement properties, and group differences in empathy scores...
- Measuring well-being rather than the absence of distress symptoms: a comparison of the SF-36 Mental Health subscale and the WHO-Five Well-Being Scale
Psychiatric Research Unit, Frederiksborg General Hospital, Hillerod, Denmark
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:85-91. 2003
..In conclusion, the WHO-Five, which measures psychological well-being, reflects aspects other than just the absence of depressive symptoms...
- Measuring adolescents' HRQoL via self reports and parent proxy reports: an evaluation of the psychometric properties of both versions of the KINDL-R instrument
Child Public Health, Department of Psychosomatics in Children and Adolescents, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr, 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:77. 2009
..This study compares the reliability, factorial validity and convergent and known group validity of the self-report and parent-report versions of the HRQoL KINDL-R questionnaire for children and adolescents...
- The Work Limitations Questionnaire
The Health Institute, Division of Clinical Care Research, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Med Care 39:72-85. 2001
..The objective of this work was to develop a psychometrically sound questionnaire for measuring the on-the-job impact of chronic health problems and/or treatment ("work limitations")...
- The PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scales: sensitivity, responsiveness, and impact on clinical decision-making
James W Varni
Center for Child Health Outcomes, Children s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, USA
J Behav Med 25:175-93. 2002
..In the pediatric rheumatology clinic setting, the PedsQL demonstrated an impact on clinical decision-making, resulting in subsequent increases in HRQOL...
- The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 8:230. 2008
..The aim of this study was to examine the underlying dimensions and psychometric properties of the questionnaire in Dutch hospital settings, and to compare these results with the original questionnaire used in USA hospital settings...
- The psychometric validity of the NEI VFQ-25 for use in a low-vision population
Centre for Eye Research Australia, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:2878-84. 2010
..To determine the psychometric validity of the National Eye Institute-Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) and its subscale structure for use in people with low vision...
- The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule: revised algorithms for improved diagnostic validity
University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 2054, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 37:613-27. 2007
- Cognitions in bipolar affective disorder and unipolar depression: imagining suicide
Susie A Hales
Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Bipolar Disord 13:651-61. 2011
..Therefore the authors investigated and compared imagery and verbal thoughts related to past suicidality in individuals with bipolar disorder (n = 20) and unipolar depression (n = 20)...
- Validation of PHQ-2 and PHQ-9 to screen for major depression in the primary care population
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Ann Fam Med 8:348-53. 2010
..Using a reference standard, we aimed to validate the 2- and 9-question Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-2 and PHQ-9) in primary care settings. The PHQ-2 comprises the first 2 questions of the PHQ-9...
- Screening for depression and anxiety disorders in primary care patients
Faculty of Medicine, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
Depress Anxiety 24:455-60. 2007
- Do self-report instruments allow meaningful comparisons across diverse population groups? Testing measurement invariance using the confirmatory factor analysis framework
Steven E Gregorich
University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 335, San Francisco, CA 94143 0856, USA
Med Care 44:S78-94. 2006
..The CFA model and each of these hypotheses are described in nontechnical language. A worked example and technical appendices are included...
- Development of a methodological PubMed search filter for finding studies on measurement properties of measurement instruments
Caroline B Terwee
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Qual Life Res 18:1115-23. 2009
- Implementing a stepped-care approach in primary care: results of a qualitative study
Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, PO Box 725, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Implement Sci 7:8. 2012
..To enhance the adoption of this new treatment approach, a Quality Improvement Collaborative (QIC) was initiated in the Netherlands...
- The Pain Catastrophizing Scale: further psychometric evaluation with adult samples
Department of Psychology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls 50614 0505, USA
J Behav Med 23:351-65. 2000
..Overall, the results showed strong evidence of criterion-related, concurrent, and discriminant validity for the PCS in the community sample. Limitations of the present study are discussed...
- Diagnostic accuracy of the mood module of the Patient Health Questionnaire: a systematic review
Karin A Wittkampf
Department of Psychiatry, Programme for Mood Disorders, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Tafelbergweg 25, 1105 BC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:388-95. 2007
..We systematically reviewed the psychometric literature on the PHQ-9 and performed a meta-analysis to ascertain its summary sensitivity and specificity...
- Prevalence and natural history of subclinical hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis
Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:531-5. 2001
..019). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that SHE is common in cirrhosis. The natural history of SHE is worse in patients with advanced cirrhosis and SHE probably predisposes the cirrhotic patient to overt hepatic encephalopathy...
- Factors influencing agreement between child self-report and parent proxy-reports on the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) generic core scales
Division of Behavioral Medicine, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA
Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:58. 2006
- Psychometric properties of a Persian-language version of the Beck Depression Inventory--Second edition: BDI-II-PERSIAN
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Depress Anxiety 21:185-92. 2005
..These data support the reliability and concurrent validity of the BDI-II-Persian as a measure of depressive symptoms in nonclinical samples...
- The autism-spectrum quotient (AQ): evidence from Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism, males and females, scientists and mathematicians
Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EB, United Kingdom
J Autism Dev Disord 31:5-17. 2001
..Its potential for screening for autism spectrum conditions in adults of normal intelligence remains to be fully explored...
- Rasch analysis of the quality of life and vision function questionnaire
Vijaya K Gothwal
Department of Ophthalmology, NH and MRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University of South Australia
Optom Vis Sci 86:E836-44. 2009
..The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of this questionnaire using Rasch analysis in a cataract population...
- Structure and measurement properties of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care instrument
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 5237, USA
J Eval Clin Pract 16:509-16. 2010
- The KIDSCREEN-27 quality of life measure for children and adolescents: psychometric results from a cross-cultural survey in 13 European countries
School of Public Health, WHO Collaborating Center for Child and Adolescent Health Promotion, University of Bielefeld, PB 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Qual Life Res 16:1347-56. 2007
..To assess the construct and criterion validity of the KIDSCREEN-27 health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire, a shorter version of the KIDSCREEN-52...
- The Dermatology Life Quality Index 1994-2007: a comprehensive review of validation data and clinical results
M K A Basra
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, U K
Br J Dermatol 159:997-1035. 2008
..The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is one of the most widely used dermatology-specific quality of life instruments. Over the last 5 years there has been great interest in its use...
- Psychometric properties of the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep measure
Ron D Hays
UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
Sleep Med 6:41-4. 2005
..A 12-item self-report sleep measure, the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep measure, was developed and evaluated previously in a sample of 3445 individuals with chronic illness...
- Evidence for reliability, validity and usefulness of the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV)
A W Wu
Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Qual Life Res 6:481-93. 1997
..The interpretation of scores is facilitated by an explanation in terms meaningful to the intended audience. Research is needed to compare the MOS-HIV to other strategies for HRQoL assessment in early HIV disease...
- The development and testing of the nursing teamwork survey
Beatrice J Kalisch
School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
Nurs Res 59:42-50. 2010
..There is a lack of an acceptable, reliable, and valid survey instruments to differentiate levels of nursing teamwork on inpatient units in acute care facilities...
- Medical students' and facilitators' experiences of an Early Professional Contact course: active and motivated students, strained facilitators
Bernhard von Below
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine Primary Health Care, the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, PO Box 454, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
BMC Med Educ 8:56. 2008
..The aim of this study was to assess and analyse students' and clinical facilitators' experiences of the Early Professional Contact course and to illuminate facilitators' working conditions...
- A new rating scale for adult resilience: what are the central protective resources behind healthy adjustment?
Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway
Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 12:65-76. 2003
..The RSA-scale might be used as a valid and reliable measurement in health and clinical psychology to assess the presence of protective factors important to regain and maintain mental health...