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Measures for Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse

William N. Friedrich.

in Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

March 2006; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 6388 words.

Chapter 25 presents guide to measure for evaluating child sexual abuse. It describes and reviews a number of psychometric measures that may be used as part of a comprehensive forensic...

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Fechner's Law—the normal model

Donald Laming.

in The Measurement of Sensation

June 1997; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuropsychology. 7059 words.

The normal, equal variance model of signal detection theory, expressed with respect to log stimulus magnitude as metric, provides an account of discriminations between two separate stimulus...

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Development of a Parent-Report Cognitive Function Item Bank Using Item Response Theory and Exploration of its Clinical Utility in Computerized Adaptive Testing

Jin-Shei Lai, Zeeshan Butt, Frank Zelko, David Cella, Kevin R. Krull, Mark W. Kieran and Stewart Goldman.

in Journal of Pediatric Psychology

August 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychology. 7616 words.

Objective The purpose of this study is to report the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a parent-report perceived cognitive function (pedsPCF) item bank. Methods Fr...

SURE, Why Not? The SUbstitution-REciprocity Method for Measurement of Odor Quality Discrimination Thresholds: Replication and Extension to Nonhuman Primates

Matthias Laska and Nina Grimm.

in Chemical Senses

February 2003; p ublished online February 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology. 4609 words.

Recently, Olsson and Cain (2000, Chem. Senses, 25: 493) introduced a psychometric method which, for the first time, allows the standardized determination of odor quality discrimination...

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A Discussion of the Limitations of the Psychometric and Cultural Theory Approaches to Risk Perception

L. Sjöberg.

in Radiation Protection Dosimetry

December 1996; p ublished online December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nuclear Chemistry, Photochemistry, and Radiation. 0 words.

Risk perception has traditionally been conceived as a cognitive phenomenon, basically a question of information processing. The very term perception suggests that information processing is...

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Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Coimbra Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (BANC)

Octávio Moura, Cristina P Albuquerque, Maria Salomé Pinho, Manuela Vilar, Ana Filipa Lopes, Isabel Alberto, Marcelino Pereira, Maria João Seabra Santos and Mário R Simões.

in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

February 2018; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience; Neuropsychology. 9148 words.



This study aimed to investigate the factor structure of the Coimbra Neuropsychological...

Measuring Dimensions of Coalition Functioning for Effective and Participatory Community Practice

Valerie B. Shapiro, Sabrina Oesterle, Robert D. Abbott, Michael W. Arthur and J. David Hawkins.

in Social Work Research

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Work. 5368 words.

Social work has a long history of community practice, but community practice models have been understudied. An important first step in conducting such studies is the establishment of...

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Measures of Cognitive Functioning in the AHEAD Study

A. Regula Herzog and Robert B. Wallace.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

May 1997; p ublished online May 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

Decline in cognitive functioning and onset of cognitive impairment are potentially important predictors of elderly persons needing informal assistance and formal health care. This article...

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Performance-based physical function in older community-dwelling persons: a systematic review of instruments

Ellen Freiberger, Paul de Vreede, Daniel Schoene, Elisabeth Rydwik, Volker Mueller, Kerstin Frändin and Marijke Hopman-Rock.

in Age and Ageing

November 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 5262 words.

Background: Identification of older persons at risk for the loss of independence, onset of (co)-morbidity or functional limitations through screening/assessment is of interest...

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Systemic Modulation of Serotonergic Synapses via Reuptake Blockade or 5HT1A Receptor Antagonism Does Not Alter Perithreshold Taste Sensitivity in Rats

Clare M. Mathes and Alan C. Spector.

in Chemical Senses

September 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology. 7301 words.

Systemic blockade of serotonin (5HT) reuptake with paroxetine has been shown to increase sensitivity to sucrose and quinine in humans. Here, using a 2-response operant taste detection task,...

Living With a Chronic Illness: A Measure of Social Functioning for Children and Adolescents

Christina D. Adams, Randi M. Streisand, Tricia Zawacki and Karen E. Joseph.

in Journal of Pediatric Psychology

October 2002; p ublished online October 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychology. 8032 words.

Objective: To describe the development and initial psychometric evaluation of a measure of social functioning in children and adolescents with...

Changes in Mobility Among Older Adults with Psychometrically Defined Mild Cognitive Impairment

Melissa L. O'Connor, Jerri D. Edwards, Virginia G. Wadley and Michael Crowe.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

May 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 7156 words.

Studies have found that adults with possible mild cognitive impairment (MCI) exhibit decrements in everyday functioning (e.g., Wadley, V. G., Crowe, M., Marsiske, M., Cook, S. E.,...

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The patient satisfaction questionnaire of EUprimecare project: measurement properties

Marta Cimas, Alba Ayala, Sonia García-Pérez, Antonio Sarria-Santamera and Maria joão Forjaz.

in International Journal for Quality in Health Care

June 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 4601 words.


The measurement of patient satisfaction is considered an essential outcome indicator to evaluate health care quality. Patient satisfaction is...

The Relationship Between Cognitive Styles and Intellectual Functioning

K. Warner Schaie.

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence

December 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 4146 words.

This chapter summarizes the findings of the Seattle Longitudinal Study (SLS) regarding the relationship between cognitive style and intellectual functioning. First launched in 1956, the SLS...

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Adaptive Psychophysical Procedures

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher.

in Visual Psychophysics

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 13630 words.

Adaptive procedures are developed to reduce the burden of data collection in psychophysics by creating more efficient experimental test designs and methods of estimating either statistics...

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Dynamic Association Between Interpersonal Functioning and Positive Symptom Dimensions of Psychosis Over Time: A Longitudinal Study of Healthy Adolescents

Dina Collip, Johanna T. W. Wigman, Ashleigh Lin, Barnaby Nelson, Margreet Oorschot, Wilma A. M. Vollebergh, Jaymee Ryan, Gennedy Baksheev, Marieke Wichers, Jim van Os, Inez Myin-Germeys and Alison R. Yung.

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

January 2013; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 3945 words.

Background: Cross-sectional studies have indicated that alterations in social functioning, particularly interpersonal functioning, are associated with the occurrence of...

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Interpreting Patterns of Low Scores on the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery

James A. Holdnack, David S. Tulsky, Brian L. Brooks, Jerry Slotkin, Richard Gershon, Allen W. Heinemann and Grant L. Iverson.

in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

August 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience; Neuropsychology. 6886 words.



The National Institutes of Health Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral...

Assessing Self-Efficacy to Reduce One's Drinking: Further Evaluation of the Alcohol Reduction Strategies-Current Confidence Questionnaire

Shane W. Kraus, Harold Rosenberg, Erin E. Bonar, Erica Hoffmann, Elizabeth Kryszak, Kathleen M. Young, Lisham Ashrafioun and Erin E. Bannon.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 3381 words.

Aims: To evaluate the psychometric properties of a previously published questionnaire designed to assess young drinkers’ self-efficacy to employ 31 cognitive-behavioral alcohol...

Validation of the simplified Chinese version of EORTC QLQ-C30 from the measurements of five types of inpatients with cancer

C. Wan, Q. Meng, Z. Yang, X. Tu, C. Feng, X. Tang and C. Zhang.

in Annals of Oncology

December 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Oncology. 4359 words.

Background: European Organization for Research and Treatment quality of life (QOL) questionnaire (QLQ-C30) has been used frequently and many language versions have been...

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Assessing Planning Ability Across the Adult Life Span: Population-Representative and Age-Adjusted Reliability Estimates for the Tower of London (TOL-F)

Christoph P. Kaller, Rudolf Debelak, Lena Köstering, Johanna Egle, Benjamin Rahm, Philipp S. Wild, Maria Blettner, Manfred E. Beutel and Josef M. Unterrainer.

in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

March 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience; Neuropsychology. 12599 words.

Planning ahead the consequences of future actions is a prototypical executive function. In clinical and experimental neuropsychology, disc-transfer tasks like the Tower of London (TOL) are...