Shih-Kuang Chiang

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Taiwanese Mandarin version of the Personal and Social Performance scale (TMV-PSP) using a structured interview and a computerized scoring calculator. METHODS In total, 655 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were assessed with the TMV-PSP, the(More)
We examined 19 adult cases of early-onset schizophrenia (onset before age 15) and 19 controls (schizophrenia with onset between age 15 and 35). Being matched by sex, length of hospitalization and living environment while the present age between groups showed no difference, patients were compared on psychopathological symptom measures and intelligence(More)
We examined the association among anxiety, religiosity, meaning of life and mental health in a nonclinical sample from a Chinese society. Four hundred fifty-one Taiwanese adults (150 males and 300 females) ranging in age from 17 to 73 years (M = 28.9, SD = 11.53) completed measures of Beck Anxiety Inventory, Medical Outcomes Study Health Survey, Perceived(More)
The importance of the separation-individuation process in object relations theory is well known in disciplines of psychology, counseling, and human development. Based on the Separation-Individuation Inventory of Christenson and Wilson, which measures the manifestations of disturbances in this process, a Chinese version of the inventory was developed. For(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined the relation between déjà vu experiences and paranormal beliefs in schizophrenic patients. METHODS A total of 522 participants (54.5% female; mean age=33.3, SD=16.02) were recruited, including 422 healthy adults (60.9% female; mean age=29.48, SD=15.07) and 100 medicated adult schizophrenic patients (27.3% female; mean(More)
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is often used in forensic psychological/psychiatric assessment. This was a pilot study on the utility of the Chinese MMPI-2 in detecting feigned mental disorders. The sample consisted of 194 university students who were either simulators (informed or uninformed) or controls. All the participants(More)
Culture can moderate which variables most influence subjective well-being (SWB). Because religion can be conceptualized as culture, religious differences can be considered cultural differences. However, there have been few studies comparing how different religious groups evaluate SWB at any given time. This study is among the first to investigate this(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have found a substantial minority of patients whose performance puts them within the normal range of neuropsychological functioning. Recently, a study has seen the delineation of two neurocognitive subtypes of schizophrenia -'cognitively normal range' (CNR) and 'below normal range' (BNR) - based on neurocognitive performance across(More)
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