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Assessing Emotion Regulation Ability for Negative and Positive Emotions: Psychometrics of the Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory in United States Adults.

J Affect Disord 2021 Jul 16;294:558-567. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Stanford University, Department of Psychology, Stanford, CA, United States.

People regulate both negative and positive emotions, and their ability to do this successfully is a cornerstone of adaptive psychological functioning. However, few measures have been available to assess emotion regulation ability across both valence domains. The Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI) was recently developed for this purpose. Read More

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Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Courtauld Emotional Control Scale in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Qual Life Res 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Medical Psychological Center, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Renmin Middle Road 139#, Furong District, Changsha, 410011, Hunan, China.

Purpose: Emotional control, the attempt to suppress the expression of negative effects, is an essential factor in the prevalence of psychological distress in women with breast cancer. The Courtauld Emotional Control Scale (CECS) is a commonly used self-report tool for assessing emotional suppression in both clinical and general groups. This study aimed to validate the Chinese version of the Courtauld Emotional Control Scale (CECS) in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Read More

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Measurement properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in hyperhidrosis: a systematic review.

Qual Life Res 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Institute of Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Otto-Von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

Purpose: To critically appraise, compare and summarize the quality of all existing PROMs that have been validated in hyperhidrosis to at least some extend by applying the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) methodology. Thereby, we aim to give a recommendation for the use of PROMs in future clinical trials in hyperhidrosis.

Methods: We considered studies evaluating, describing or comparing measurement properties of PROMs as eligible. Read More

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Innovation of endoscopic management in difficult common bile duct stone in the era of laparoscopic surgery.

World J Gastrointest Endosc 2021 Jul;13(7):198-209

Digestive Disease and GI Oncology Center, Medistra Hospital, Jakarta 12950, DKI, Indonesia.

Common bile duct (CBD) stone is a common biliary problem, which often requires endoscopic approach as the initial treatment option. Roughly, 7%-12% of the subjects who experience cholecystectomy were subsequently referred to biliary endoscopist for further management. In general, there are three classifications of difficult CBD stone, which are based on the characteristics of the stone (larger than 15 mm, barrel or square-shaped stones, and hard consistency), accessibility to papilla related to anatomical variations, and other clinical conditions or comorbidities of the patients. Read More

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The Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being: Psychometric properties, demographic comparisons, and evidence of validity.

J Posit Psychol 2010 28;5(1):41-61. Epub 2010 Jan 28.

Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.

The Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB) was developed to measure well-being in a manner consistent with how it is conceptualized in eudaimonist philosophy. Aspects of eudaimonic well-being assessed by the QEWB include self-discovery, perceived development of one's best potentials, a sense of purpose and meaning in life, intense involvement in activities, investment of significant effort, and enjoyment of activities as personally expressive. The QEWB was administered to two large, ethnically diverse samples of college students drawn from multiple sites across the United States. Read More

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Mixed Method Research on Football Coaches' Competitive Behavior.

Front Psychol 2021 13;12:705557. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Life Quality Research Centre, Rio Maior, Portugal.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to present the reliability of three validated measures, namely the System of Analysis of Instruction in Competition, the Questionnaire on Coach Instructional Behavior Expectations, and the Questionnaire on Coach Instructional Behavior Perception that could be used in a mix-method approach.

Methods: Three instruments underwent a robust process of construct and reliability analysis. Inter- and intra-observer reliability was tested for the observational instrument using -agreement measure. Read More

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Reliability and validity of the international standards for neurological classification of spinal cord injury in patients with non-traumatic spinal cord lesions.

Spinal Cord 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Spinal Cord Unit, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy.

Study Design: Prospective, observational study.

Objectives: The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) represent the gold standard for the assessment of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their measurement properties have been evaluated in patients with traumatic lesions. Albeit the ISNCSCI are widely used also for the assessment and prognosis of patients with non-traumatic SCI, a validation of this grading system in this sample has never been performed. Read More

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The Psychometric Properties of the Universal Design in Healthcare Education Instrument.

J Nurs Meas 2021 Aug;29(2):188-212

The Pennsylvanian State University, State College, PA.

Background And Purpose: Universal design (UD) teaching approaches provide access to learning environments for diverse postsecondary students; however, UD practices in healthcare education have rarely been examined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the construct validity and reliability of the revised Universal Design in Healthcare Education (UDinHE) instrument.

Methods: The exploratory structural equation model (ESEM). Read More

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Development and psychometric testing of the 'barriers to physical activity during pregnancy scale' (BPAPS).

BMC Public Health 2021 Jul 29;21(1):1483. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.

Background: Pregnancy can affect the amount of physical activity that women engage in, so ensuring adequate physical activity in pregnant women can be a challenge. Therefore, there is a need to explore and identify barriers to physical activity in this population. Consequently, this study was conducted in order to develop and validate a scale to assess barriers to physical activity in pregnant populations. Read More

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Use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Thai Version to Discriminate Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment from Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Controls: Machine Learning Results.

Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2021 Jul 29:1-12. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is an effective and applicable screening instrument to confirm the diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) from patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and healthy controls (HCs).

Objectives: This study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of the following: (a) Thai translation of the MoCA (MoCA-Thai) and (b) delineate the key features of aMCI based on the MoCA subdomains.

Methods: This study included 60 HCs, 61 aMCI patients, and 60 AD patients. Read More

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The empathy questionnaire for children and adolescents (EmQue-CA) in Chinese: Psychometric properties and measurement invariance.

Asian J Psychiatr 2021 Jul 16;63:102775. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Psychology, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR, 100875, China. Electronic address:

The current study aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the EmQue-CA, as well as the measurement invariance across gender. A sample of 1107 students (498 boys and 609 girls) enrolled in fourth grade to twelfth grade (M = 13.29; SD = 2. Read More

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Evaluation of Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Brief Male Sexual Function Inventory: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Sex Med 2021 Jul 26;9(5):100409. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Introduction: Male sexual dysfunction is a common problem, and there are many self-report questionnaires for measuring sexual function among men; however, the Brief Male Sexual Function Inventory (BSFI) is a tool that has 5 subscales, which is more complete than others. a validated self-report questionnaire, in the local language with modest expressions is required for men.

Aim: To determine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the BSFI among men. Read More

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Psychometric assessment of the Swedish version of the injustice experience questionnaire among patients with chronic pain.

Scand J Pain 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Objectives: The use of the Injustice Experience Questionnaire (IEQ) in psychological assessment of individuals with chronic pain is supported by research. The psychometric properties of the Swedish version, the IEQ-S, has not yet been evaluated. Hence, the aim was to investigate structural validity, and concurrent criterion validity of the IEQ-S against the Work Ability Index (WAI), the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS-SW), the Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item depression module (PHQ-9), and the Generalized anxiety disorder 7-item scale (GAD-7). Read More

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Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Deaf Adults with Intellectual Disability: Feasibility and Psychometric Properties of an Adapted Version of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).

J Autism Dev Disord 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Forschungsinstitut für Entwicklungsmedizin, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Linz, Austria.

This study describes the adaptation of the autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS-2) to assess autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults with intellectual disability (ID) and hearing loss who communicate primarily visually. This adapted ADOS-2 was applied to residents of specialized therapeutic living communities (n = 56). The internal consistency of the adapted ADOS-2 was excellent for the Social Affect of modules 2 and 3 and acceptable for Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors subscale of module 2, but poor for module 3. Read More

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The Role of Toll-Like Receptor-2 in Infection: Evidence From a Mouse Model and Clinical Patients.

Front Immunol 2021 12;12:691039. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.

Background: is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the major components of innate immunity that sense pathogens. The relationship between TLRs and infection (CDI) was analyzed in clinical patients and a mouse model. Read More

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Transcultural Adaptation and Psychometric Proprieties of the Mental Toughness Inventory for Brazilian Athletes.

Front Psychol 2021 12;12:663382. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Physical Education Department, State University of Maringá, Maringá, Brazil.

This study has assessed the psychometric proprieties of the Mental Toughness Inventory (MTI) within the context of Brazilian sports. About 12 professionals participated in the process of adapting and translating the scale to Brazilian Portuguese. Subjects were 575 athletes (23. Read More

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Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2021 21;17:2387-2395. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Guangdong Mental Health Center, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS).

Methods: One hundred ninety patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria were recruited to the study. The English version of the CUDOS was translated into Chinese using a forward and backward translation method, which was according to the guidelines of adaptation and validation of instruments in cross-cultural health care research. Read More

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National Opinions on Death Penalty Punishment for the Boston Marathon Bomber Before vs. After Sentencing.

Psychol Public Policy Law 2020 Nov 3;26(4):455-462. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

Department of Psychological Science, 4201 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, University of California, Irvine, California 92697-7085.

Humans seek consistency between their internal thoughts and the outside world. Thus, when legal authorities make decisions, people are likely to accept and obey these decisions in order to remain consistent with the societies in which they live. Few studies have explored these biases in an applied context. Read More

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A generic outcome assessment of mobility capacity in neurorehabilitation: measurement properties of the de Morton Mobility Index.

BMC Neurol 2021 Jul 28;21(1):298. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Applied Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Hochschule für Gesundheit (University of Applied Sciences), Gesundheitscampus 6-8, 44801, Bochum, Germany.

Background: Mobility capacity is a key outcome domain in neurorehabilitation. The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI), an established and generic outcome assessment of mobility capacity in older patients, is promising for use in neurorehabilitation. The aim of this study was to examine the measurement properties of the DEMMI in rehabilitation inpatients with neurological conditions. Read More

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Using Consistently Low Performance to Identify Low-Quality Physician Groups.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117954. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Importance: There has been a growth in the use of performance-based payment models in the past decade, but inherently noisy and stochastic quality measures complicate the assessment of the quality of physician groups. Examining consistently low performance across multiple measures or multiple years could potentially identify a subset of low-quality physician groups.

Objective: To identify low-performing physician groups based on consistently low performance after adjusting for patient characteristics across multiple measures or multiple years for 10 commonly used quality measures for diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read More

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Comparison of the differences between web-based and traditional questionnaire surveys in pediatrics: Comparative Survey Study.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Child Health Care, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, P.R. China., No.136, 2nd Zhongshan Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400014, China., Chongqing, CN.

Background: The web-based survey is a novel method for data capture. Some studies have applied web-based survey in pediatrics, but few of them have reported the data on the differences between it and traditional questionnaire surveys.

Objective: The objective of our study was to evaluate the internal consistency of web-based survey and to compare it with traditional questionnaire survey in pediatrics. Read More

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Observational assessment of communication to empower patients with dementia to make legally effective decisions - revalidation of CODEM.

Aging Ment Health 2021 Jul 28:1-8. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (IAW), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Communication enables humans to exercise their rights. Dementia research consistently shows that communication skills decrease as the disease progresses. Nonverbal communication abilities decline more slowly than verbal skills and often become more important as the disease advances. Read More

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Evidence of validity of the Revised Helping Alliance Questionnaire based on the internal structure IN A Brazilian CLINICAL sample.

Clin Psychol Psychother 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPel), Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

The revised Helping Alliance questionnaire (HAq-II) is among the most used instruments that measure therapeutic alliance. Despite its use in research, this instrument is not validated for the Brazilian population. The aim of this study was to explore the evidence of validity of the HAq-II based on the internal structure in a sample of Brazilian psychiatric patients. Read More

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Philippine translation and validation of the Wearing-off Questionnaire-19.

Clin Park Relat Disord 2019 26;1:21-24. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine - Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines.

Introduction: The 19-item Wearing-Off questionnaire is used as a self-administered questionnaire assessing wearing-off (WO) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Thus, we aim to translate and validate the WOQ-19 into Filipino (FWOQ-19).

Methods: We translated the WOQ-19 questionnaire into Filipino and used it to assess WO among Filipino PD patients. Read More

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Psychometric Properties of Nursing Delirium Screening Scale in Patients Admitted to Intensive Care Units.

Indian J Crit Care Med 2021 Jun;25(6):680-684

Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

Background: Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC) is a new instrument for determining delirium by nurses. The study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of Nu-DESC and determined the sensitivity and specificity of it.

Methods: Two evaluators assessed delirium by Nu-DESC in nonintubated patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) wards of Ardabil educational and medical centers. Read More

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Establishment of a non-squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx nomogram prognostic model and prognosis analysis.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2021 Jul 25. Epub 2021 Jul 25.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Haerbin,China. Electronic address:

Objective: We aimed to compare the prognosis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) and nSCCs of the larynx.Then we established a nomogram for nSCCs of the larynx.

Methods: Prognosis between the 529 pairs nSCCs of the larynx patients and LSCC patients were compared after propensity score matching (PSM). Read More

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Psychometric analysis of the Brazilian-version Kidscreen-27 questionnaire.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Jul 27;19(1):185. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Research Center in Physical Activity and Health, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Background: The objective of this study was to verify the reliability, discriminatory power and construct validity of the Kidscreen-27 questionnaire in Brazilian adolescents.

Methods: Adolescents that participated of the pilot study (210 adolescents; 52.9% boys; 13. Read More

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Validity and reliability of the simplified Chinese patient-reported outcomes version of the common terminology criteria for adverse events.

BMC Cancer 2021 Jul 27;21(1):860. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Diagnosis and Therapy, 651 Dongfeng Road East, Guangzhou, 510060, People's Republic of China.

Background: The psychometric properties of the simplified Chinese version of the Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) have not been assessed. Therefore, we aimed to assess its validity, reliability, and responsiveness.

Patients And Methods: A Chinese version of the PRO-CTCAE and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) were distributed to 1580 patients from four cancer hospitals in China. Read More

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A different point of view: the evaluation of motor imagery perspectives in patients with sensorimotor impairments in a longitudinal study.

BMC Neurol 2021 Jul 27;21(1):297. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Research Department, Reha Rheinfelden, Salinenstrasse 98, 4310, Rheinfelden, Switzerland.

Background: Motor imagery (MI) has been successfully applied in neurological rehabilitation. Little is known about the spontaneous selection of the MI perspectives in patients with sensorimotor impairments. What perspective is selected: internal (first-person view), or external (third-person view)? The aim was to evaluate the MI perspective preference in patients with sensorimotor impairments. Read More

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Validity of the Utrecht scale for evaluation of rehabilitation-participation restrictions scale in a hospital-based stroke population 3 months after stroke.

Top Stroke Rehabil 2021 Jul 27:1-11. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation Restrictions scale (USER--R) is a promising patient-reported outcome measure, but has currently not been validated in a hospital-based stroke population. To examine psychometric properties of the USER--R in a hospital-based stroke population 3 months after stroke onset. Cross-sectional study including 359 individuals with stroke recruited through 6 Dutch hospitals. Read More

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