The internal consistency of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is assessed in 106 inpatient alcoholics by using a latent trait model. The analysis confirms that the BDI measures a single underlying dimension of depressive severity among alcoholics. Seven symptoms discriminate well for severity of depression. These seven--work inhibition, guilt,… (More)
AIM The aim of this review was to examine systematically the scope, validity, and reliability of ordinal scales used to classify the eating and drinking ability of people with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD Six electronic databases were searched to identify measures used to classify eating and drinking ability; in addition, two databases were used to track… (More)
AIM The aim of this study was to develop a valid classification system to describe eating and drinking ability in people with cerebral palsy (CP), and to test its reliability. METHOD The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS) was developed in four stages in consultation with individuals with CP, parents, and health professionals: Stage… (More)
differences between the two hypothetical individual account plans examined in this analysis.