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Tallberg I M - - 2008
Verbal fluency tests are useful measures of acquired language impairment and cognitive decline of various etiologies. The aim of this study was to provide normative data for the Swedish population on the three verbal fluency tests, FAS, Animals and Verbs. A group of 165 healthy participants ranging from 16 to ...
Maffulli Nicola - - 2008
The Movin scoring system and its validated modifications and the Bonar scoring system are used to classify the histopathological findings of tendinopathy. We compared the reliability of these two different histopathological evaluation scores of tendon tissue. Tendon samples were harvested from 88 individuals (49 men, 39 women; mean age, 58.2 ...
Barrera M - - 2008
Our objective was to compare cognitive, educational and psychosocial outcomes, and quality of life (QOL) of pediatric hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) survivors with those of their siblings, 2 years post-HSCT. Forty-six HSCT survivors, with age ranging from 3 to 16 years, and 33 siblings, with age ranging from 3 to 20 ...
Michimata Akira - - 2008
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. Accurate assessment of motor function is important for documenting disability and the effectiveness of rehabilitative treatment. The Manual Function Test (MFT) was developed to evaluate unilateral manual performance in hemiparetic patients after stroke. This test consists of eight items, including the pegboard ...
Sherina M S - - 2008
Self-esteem is an important determinant of psychological well-being that is particularly problematic during adolescent life stage. There is a correlation between low self-esteem and other social problems among today's adolescents. This study was conducted to determine the mean self-esteem score, and to determine the association between self-esteem and age, sex, ...
Bussing Regina - - 2008
To examine Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham-IV (SNAP-IV) psychometric properties, parent (N = 1,613) and teacher (N = 1,205) data were collected from a random elementary school student sample in a longitudinal attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) detection study. SNAP-IV reliability was acceptable. Factor structure indicated two ADHD factors and an ...
Compton Michael T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This study examined potential associations between schizotypy--including positive, negative, and disorganized domains--and olfactory identification ability. Based on a prior report (Park, S., Schoppe, S., 1997. Olfactory identification deficit in relation to schizotypy. Schizophr. Res. 26, 191-197), it was hypothesized that positive and negative schizotypy would be associated with poorer ...
Bozikas V P - - 2008
Our purpose in undertaking the present study was to develop norms for the Greek population for the Clock Drawing Test (CDT), using a systematic scoring procedure, and to explore the influence of demographic factors on the performance of healthy individuals. We administered the CDT to 223 healthy adults and scored ...
O' Sullivan B - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The authors of the Theories of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Planned Behaviour (TPB) recommended a method for statistically analysing the relationship between the indirect belief-based measures and the direct measures of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control (PBC). However, there is a growing awareness that this yields statistically ...
Durand Marie-José - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE) is a functional capacity evaluation. This study investigated the responsiveness of the PWPE. METHODS: The internal and external responsiveness was tested. For the internal responsiveness, the change in the pre-/post-test PWPE scores of a group participating in a work rehabilitation program ...
Kern Margaret L - - 2008
This study gathered follow-up data from the Terman Life Cycle Study (N = 1,023) to examine how age at first reading and age at school entry relate to grade school academic performance, lifelong educational attainment, midlife health and mental adjustment, and longevity across eight decades. Early reading was associated with ...
Redmond Anthony C AC Academic Unit of Musculoskeletal Disease, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. - - 2008
The Foot Posture Index (FPI) is a validated method for quantifying standing foot posture, and is being used in a variety of clinical settings. There have however, been no normative data available to date for comparison and reference. This study aimed to establish normative FPI reference values. Studies reporting FPI ...
Ferreira Lara Noronha LN School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal. - - 2008
This study describes the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of the Portuguese working age population and investigates sociodemographic differences. Subjects randomly selected from the working age population (n=2,459) were assessed using the SF-36v2 and converted into the preference-based SF-6D. The mean SF-6D utility value was 0.70 (range 0.63-0.73). The mean ...
Kim HyangHee - - 2008
We administered the 60-item Korean version of the Boston Naming Test (K-BNT) to 2560 normally developing Korean children aged between 3 and 14 years. The children were stratified into 24 groups between the ages of 3 years, 0 months (3;0) and 14 years, 11 months (14;11) with 6-month intervals between ...
Gudayol-Ferré Esteve - - 2008
The objective of this study is to obtain preliminary normative data on the performance the Pyramids and Palm Trees Test (PPT) for a Spanish-speaking population. The effects of age, gender, and educational level on the PPT test were also analyzed. A total of 234 healthy participants, with a broad range ...
Prosser James M - - 2008
Cognitive deficits and personality pathology are prevalent in opiate dependence, even during periods of remission, and likely contribute to relapse. Understanding the relationship between the two in vulnerable, opiate-addicted patients may contribute to the design of better treatment and relapse prevention strategies. The Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory (MCMI) and a ...
von Gunten Armin - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to assess the relative frequency and types of errors on the clock-drawing test (CDT) in normal elderly subjects, and the dependence of their CDT performance upon their age and education. METHOD: The CDT performance of 242 normal elderly subjects, stratified according to age and education, ...
Kroeze Willemieke - - 2008
Computer-tailored health education, a promising health education technique, is increasingly being delivered interactively, for example, over the Internet. It has been suggested that there may be differences in use and appreciation between print and interactive delivery of computer-tailored interventions, which may influence information processing. This may especially be the case ...
Aliabadi Maliheh - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The elderly are a particularly vulnerable group. Malnutrition is common and increases an old person's vulnerability to disease. We determine the prevalence of malnutrition in free living elderly people and its relationship with nutritional status and some socioeconomic conditions. METHODS: Nutritional status and its relationship with socioeconomic conditions were ...
Kudiaki Ciğdem C Mersin University, Mersin, - - 2008
Attention and executive functions are affected by demographic factors. The study presented in this paper examines the effects of education, gender, and age on the scores of the Color Trail Test (CTT) (D'Elia, Satz, Uchiyama, & White, 1999) and the Visual Verbal Test (VVT) (Feldman & Drasgow, 1959), which are ...
Honkinen P?ivi-Leena - - 2008
The aim of this prospective study was to explore the stability of sense of coherence (SOC) in adolescents from the age of 15 to 18 years. METHODS: A prospective population-based follow-up study of 1294 first-born children was started in 1986. When the children were 15 (N = 846) and 18 ...
Ryan Joseph J JJ University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093, USA. - - 2008
Gender differences on Digit-Symbol-Coding-Incidental Learning, Pairing, and Free Recall were examined using the standardization sample of the WAIS-III. Males earned significantly higher scores on both Pairing and Free Recall, but effect sizes were small. Gender effects were not significant when age and educational level were included in the model or ...
Slagsvold Britt - - 2008
High sense of control is related to benefits in many aspects of life, and education is known to be strongly related to sense of control. In this article we explore why women tend to feel a lower sense of control than men, and why the sense of control tends to ...
Barry Danielle D University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut 06030, USA. - - 2008
The Controlled Oral Word Association (COWA) Test is a brief and sensitive measure of executive cognitive dysfunction. There are two commonly used forms of the test, one using the letters F, A, and S, and the other using C, F, and L. This study examines the relative difficulty of the ...
Kohn R - - 2008
The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is used widely internationally. Data on population age and gender distribution of MMSE scores outside of the US is rare. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), which incorporates the MMSE, was administered to a household sample of 2978 individuals age 15 and older in ...
Martín Antonio - - 2008
The objective of this study was to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) in outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess differences in HRQL according to age, gender, and severity of COPD. A total of 9405 patients (79% men, mean age 68 years) participated in a cross-sectional ...
Corn Benjamin W - - 2008
PURPOSE: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0118 randomized patients with multiple brain metastases to whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) +/- thalidomide. This secondary analysis of 156 patients examined neurocognitive and quality of life (QOL) outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Quality of life was determined with the Spitzer Quality of Life Index (SQLI). The ...
Manor Iris - - 2008
Subjective improvement-assessment in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), following a single dose of methylphenidate (MPH) was compared to performance on the Test-of-Variables-of-Attention (TOVA). Self-perception was assessed with the clinical-global-impression-of-change (CGI-C). Participants included 165 ADHD subjects (M:F ratio 67%:33%) aged 5-18 (11.09 +/- 3.43) years. TOVA was administered before and after MPH ...
Karacan Mehmet - - 2007
This study was planned to determine the effectiveness of the Breese scoring system for the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis and to evaluate its significance in different age groups. The research population was divided into two age groups. Group 1 consisted of children aged three and below and group 2 comprised ...
Ozer Serap - - 2007
The present study was undertaken to provide preliminary data for norms on the Bender-Gestalt Test for 253 children ages 5 yr., 5 mo. to 11 yr., 10 mo. in Turkey. The Koppitz Developmental Scoring System gave mean error scores of 4.2 (SD = 3.3) for girls and 3.6 (SD = ...
Hanmer Janel J Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA. - - 2007
It is unknown if different national surveys that vary in mode of administration yield similar national averages for health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Examine HRQoL scores from 4 surveys representative of the noninstitutionalized US adult population for patterns related to age, gender, and mode of administration. We use data from ...
Søndenaa Erik - - 2007
The Hayes Ability Screening Index was developed primarily to provide a short, effective screening test to indicate possible mental retardation amongst persons who come in contact with the criminal justice system. This study examined the validity of a Norwegian version in a sample of 73 subjects. 45 were male and ...
Andriole Dorothy A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The relationship between US Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 scores and core surgical-specialty match outcomes has not been well defined. STUDY DESIGN: With IRB approval, we measured associations between aggregate Step 1 scores and other specialty-specific, match-process variables for 3 surgical-specialty matches. Chi-square tests measured differences between proportions of ...
Wee Hwee-Lin - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate if sociodemographic factors influenced the effectiveness of public education programmes in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were extracted from 2 independent cross-sectional studies that assessed the effectiveness of diabetes and HIV/ AIDS public health education programmes. The influence of sociodemographic factors including age, gender, ethnicity ...
Rubial-Alvarez Sandra - - 2007
The Mini-Mental State Examination is one of the most widely used screening tests for the adult population in daily neurologic practice. The aim of this study was to describe and to analyze the results of the Mini-Mental State Examination administered to Spanish children and to assess the relationship between Mini-Mental ...
Zalonis I - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of age and education on the performance of the Trail Making Test (TMT), and to provide normative data in the Greek population. The TMT was administered to 643 healthy participants. All participants satisfied the criteria excluding dementia and other medical, ...
Han Changsu - - 2008
The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) is a brief global instrument used to assess cognitive abilities, and has been translated into the K-MMSE. The clinical value of the K-MMSE is restricted by the small amount of normative data available, especially for the elderly population. We investigated the population-based data of K-MMSE ...
Cardenas Veronica V Department of Psychiatry (0680), University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0680, United - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between scores on the UCSD Performance-based Skills Assessment (UPSA), a performance-based measure of functional capacity, and level of patient community responsibilities (i.e., work for pay; volunteer work; attend school; household duties) in a Latino sample. Participants were 58 middle-aged and ...
Alexander Gerianne M GM Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, TAMU-4235, College Station, Texas 77845, USA. - - 2008
A novel version of the Mental Rotations Test (MRT) that alternated the standard block figures with three-dimensional human figures was administered to 99 men and 129 women. Women and men differed predictably in their retrospective reports of childhood play and digit ratios, a putative measure of prenatal androgen action. Compared ...
Ardila Alfredo - - 2007
Individual differences in cognitive decline during normal aging need further delineation. The purpose of this study was to find the score dispersions in the WAIS-III subtests at different ages. Norms presented in the Administration and Scoring Manual [Wechsler, D. (1997). WAIS-III: Administration and scoring manual. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation] ...
Skjerve Arvid - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The Seven Minute Screen (7MS) is a brief cognitive case-finding instrument for dementia. The test is composed of four subtests that assess performance with regard to orientation, memory, visuospatial ability and language. The objective of this study was to describe 7MS performance in a normal sample of ...
Reulen Raoul C - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of childhood cancer and its treatment on self-reported health-status in 10,189 adult survivors of childhood cancer in Britain. Age- and sex-adjusted scores on the SF-36 Mental and Physical Component Summary scales (MCS, PCS, respectively) were compared between survivors and UK ...
de Jong Bas W D - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between glycogen content in bladder detrusor tissue and historical bladder function in a guinea-pig model of partial bladder outlet obstruction (PBOO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In male immature guinea pigs PBOO was created with a silver ring around the proximal urethra; a control group had a ...
Messinis Lambros - - 2007
Rapidly expanding interest in neuropsychological assessment in Greece has made the development of appropriate culture-specific normative data for core neuropsychological measures essential. In the present study, we sought to establish normative, test-retest reliability and discriminant validity data for the Ruff 2 and 7 Selective Attention Test in the Greek adult ...
Wee Hwee-Lin HL Singapore General Hospital, - - 2007
To characterize the differences in utility scores (dUTY) among four commonly used preference-based Health-Related Quality of Life instruments, to evaluate the potential impact of these differences on cost-utility analyses (CUA), and to determine if sociodemographic/clinical factors influenced the magnitude of these differences. Consenting adult Chinese, Malay and Indian subjects in ...
Prince Jonathan D - - 2007
To inform psychiatric practice and research that enhances subjective quality of life (SQL) in diverse persons with schizophrenia, this study explored whether SQL differs in blacks and whites with varying educational attainment. Participants were interviewed upon discharge from 4 New York City psychiatric hospitals and after 3 months in community ...
Zec Ronald F - - 2007
Stratified normative data for age, education, and gender are provided for the 60-item Boston Naming Test (BNT) on 1026 older participants ages 50-95 years using overlapping age ranges. Tables are presented that convert BNT raw scores to scaled scores and percentiles. Mild dementia cases were eliminated using a comprehensive cognitive ...
Zec Ronald F - - 2007
The effects of age, education, and gender on visual confrontation naming using the 60-item Boston Naming Test (BNT) were studied in 1111 "normal" elderly (ages 50-101) and 61 younger adults (ages 20-49). Significantly poorer mean BNT scores and increasing variability (measured in standard deviations) were found with successively older age ...
Wolfler Andrea - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the Pediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) 2 score in Italian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). DESIGN: Prospective, observational, multicenter, 1-year study. SETTING: Eighteen medical-surgical PICUs. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients (3266) aged 0-16 years admitted between 1 March 2004 and 28 February 2005. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS ...
Gudziol H - - 2007
CONCLUSION: The present study introduces normative data for the 'three-drop test' of gustatory function. OBJECTIVES: Although in some instances liquid tastants appear to be preferable for the measurement of taste function, no such test has been established for the routine clinical testing. The aim of the present study was to ...
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