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Timeline historical review of income and financial transactions: a reliable assessment of personal finances.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23274297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The need for accurate and reliable information about income and resources available to individuals with psychiatric disabilities is critical for the assessment of need and evaluation of programs designed to alleviate financial hardship or affect finance allocation. Measurement of finances is ubiquitous in studies of economics, poverty, and social services. However, evidence has demonstrated that these measures often contain error. We compare the 1-week test-retest reliability of income and finance data from 24 adult psychiatric outpatients using assessment-as-usual (AAU) and a new instrument, the Timeline Historical Review of Income and Financial Transactions (THRIFT). Reliability estimates obtained with the THRIFT for Income (0.77), Expenses (0.91), and Debt (0.99) domains were significantly better than those obtained with AAU. Reliability estimates for Balance did not differ. THRIFT reduced measurement error and provided more reliable information than AAU for assessment of personal finances in psychiatric patients receiving Social Security benefits. The instrument also may be useful with other low-income groups.
Authors:
Anne C Black; Kristin L Serowik; Karen M Ablondi; Marc I Rosen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-02-28     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. anne.black@yale.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Chronic Disease / economics*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Income
Intelligence Tests
Interview, Psychological
Male
Mental Disorders / economics*
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Poverty / economics
Psychometrics / instrumentation*
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Social Security / economics
Time Factors
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DA012952-11/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA025613/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA025613-03/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA025613/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA12952/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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