Frank H. Walkey

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The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) is widely used for assessing depression in neurorehabilitation. Given the concern that the somatic items might be misleading, we examined its factor structure in 353 inpatients. Exploratory factor analysis was undertaken to compare two- to five-factor solutions. Confirmatory factor analysis was then used to test the(More)
This study aimed to investigate earlier Swedish and United States research which has shown that drivers tend to rate themselves as more skillful and less risky than the average driver, and to extend the range of driver characteristics on which such ratings are made. A total of 178 male and female drivers rated "me as a driver," "an average driver" and "a(More)
The Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI) is a promising new measure of the cognitive and behavioral characteristics of anorexia nervosa and bulimia, although the replicability of its eight subscales has not been evaluated. Therefore, a factor analysis of the EDI was carried out that used the FACTOREP procedure. The results, using non-patient responses, did not(More)
Numerous studies have focused on the factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) because its underlying structure, once identified, may improve our conceptualizations of the cognitive processes in depression. These studies have produced a wide range of interpretations for the BDI, yet the replicability of these factor solutions across(More)
Data relating to the standardisation of a short version of the 21 item Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL 21) is presented. It confirms the presence of three factors, and provides group means and percentile scales that enable comparisons to be made between the scores of a non-clinical sample and those of two separate target groups that had been under stress.(More)
'Weight pathology'--defined by Kalucy et al. (1977) as 'deviations in weight, shape, eating behaviour and activity'--has been hypothesized to be unduly common in families with anorexia nervosa. It was investigated in this study by means of questionnaires evaluating both weight history and attitudes towards weight-related matters in 58 mothers of anorexia(More)
CONTEXT The Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) is a widely used outcome measure in palliative care research, and has good psychometric properties. It has been used for clinical or research purposes in specialist cancer centers, nursing homes, day hospice units, and hospice settings in a growing number of countries. However, the POS has not yet been(More)
CONTEXT The incidence of life-limiting progressive disease in sub-Saharan Africa presents a significant clinical and public health challenge. The ability to easily measure patient outcomes is essential to improving care. OBJECTIVES The present study aims to determine the specific factors (if any) that underpin the African Palliative Care Association(More)
Three propositions about attitudes to mental illness derived from Nunnally (Popular Conceptions of Mental Health. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1961) were examined with the semantic differential technique as it was used originally by Olmsted and Ordway (Final Report to National Institutes of Mental Health, 1963). Attitudes were compared between(More)