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This study evaluated (a) whether chronic, medicated schizophrenia patients show deficits in emotion recognition compared to nonpatients, and (b) whether deficits in emotion recognition are related to poorer social competence. Two emotion recognition tests developed by S. L. Kerr and J. M. Neale (1993) and Benton's Test of Facial Recognition (A. Benton, M.(More)
The relationship between social skills and ward behavior among chronic schizophrenia patients was investigated. Twenty-eight inpatients participated in an unstructured role play test and were rated by staff members on a number of indices of ward behavior (e.g., social interactions, inappropriate behavior). Overall, there was a relationship between social(More)
The Clock Drawing Test, a task sensitive to cognitive decline in neurological groups, was administered to 27 patients with schizophrenia. Clock drawings were scored for over-all global performance and the frequency of specific qualitative errors. Mean global performance scores indicated a small proportion of the sample was below the threshold typically used(More)
BACKGROUND Studies showed that long-standing smokers have stiffer arteries at rest. However, the effect of smoking on the ability of the vascular system to respond to increased demands (physical stress) has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of smoking on arterial stiffness and subendocardial viability ratio, at rest and(More)
The role of social skill in mediating perceived physical attractiveness among individuals with chronic schizophrenia was investigated. Twenty five inpatients participated in an unstructured role play. The physical attractiveness of the individuals was rated both before and after observation of the role play by two pairs of raters. Social skill was rated by(More)
The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Trail Making Test, part B (TMT-B) were compared for screening cognitive deficits in a sample of 104 psychiatric inpatients at a long-term hospital. The TMT-B classified 84% of the patients as impaired. The classic MMSE cutoff score (< or = 23) using serial sevens and spelling classified 42% and 24% of the(More)
Comparing groups of 36 veteran telephone counselors with 36 matched age and sex control subjects on the CPI revealed substantial differences on a number of scales. Subsequent development of weighted formulae via regression analysis led to very accurate predictions as to which individuals were telephone counselors or controls. Various cutoff scores and their(More)
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