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Twenty male and 20 female non-professional tennis players were classified into two different age groups (n=10 per group): young active men (30.4±3.3 years), young active women (27.5±4.3 years), elderly active men (64.4±3.7 years), and elderly active women (65.3±4.5 years). These individuals were matched (n = 10 per group) according to sex, age, height and(More)
A review of the literature on the factor structure of the Symptom Check List-90-R (SCL-90-R) and its precursors makes evident the many problems inherent in this clinical assessment tool as a measure of independent dimensions of symptom distress, particularly in psychiatric patients. The many versions of the Symptom Check List are evaluated on several(More)
The influence of gender on accuracy for eight short forms of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was investigated using a sample of adolescents. MMPI responses from 318 male and 248 female psychiatric patients, aged 12 to 17, were scored for the standard MMPI, Mini-Mult (using two methods; Kincannon, 1968), Midi-Mult (Dean, 1972), two(More)
It has been argued that school refusal may not be a unitary syndrome, but a common presenting symptom founded on differing underlying dynamics. The paper explores this hypothesis empirically. The clinical files of 100 refusers were scored for several variables which could potentially differentiate between school refusal subtypes, and for several commonly(More)
Finer discrimination among school refusers may help clear the confusion surrounding the school refusal syndrome. This paper reviews two aspects of the literature-that dealing with etiological theories and that which explicitly addresses the heterogeneity of the school refusal concept. Variables that consistently emerge as potential discriminators among(More)
One of the main thrusts of the 1990s is increased accountability in the provision of medical and psychiatric services. In response to the pressure to provide more cost-effective services, several initiatives have been implemented to reduce expenditures in health care settings while improving quality of patient care. the most recent introduction of such(More)
One method of increasing the validity of WAIS-R short forms in estimating the standard WAIS-R Full Scale IQ is by using population-specific parameters in generating WAIS-R short forms. Three studies were conducted to evaluate (1) the contribution of age-scaled scores in generating accurate short-form Full Scale IQ, (2) the psychometric properties (validity(More)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised subtests, as administered to 204 individuals with low IQs, were factor analyzed. Solutions proved comparable to structures extracted from the normative data and to solutions based on WAIS, WISC-R, and WISC data for persons with low IQs. Given the restricted IQ range and diminished variance involved, this study(More)