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The development of scales to measure social support for diet and exercise behaviors.
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These scales are among the first measures of social support behaviors specific to dietary- and exercise-habit change and correlated with respective self-reported dietary and exercise habits, providing evidence of concurrent criterion-related validity. Expand
UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment: development of a new measure of everyday functioning for severely mentally ill adults.
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It is believed that UPSA would be useful for assessing everyday functioning in severely mentally ill adults and described a new measure, the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment (UPSA), which correlated significantly with severity of negative symptoms and of cognitive impairment but not with that of positive or depressive symptoms. Expand
Validating a Shortened Depression Scale (10 Item CES-D) among HIV-Positive People in British Columbia, Canada
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The 10-item CES-D is a comparable tool to measure depressive symptoms among HIV-positive research participants and demonstrates that it contains the same underlying factors of positive and negative affect found in the original development of the CES- D 20. Expand
Social skills performance assessment among older patients with schizophrenia
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The SSPA is a reliable and useful instrument that may provide a more accurate picture of functioning than self-report measures among patients who frequently lack insight into their own behavior. Expand
Mobile Interventions for Severe Mental Illness: Design and Preliminary Data From Three Approaches
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Preliminary findings were of minimal participant attrition, and no broken devices; yet, several operational and technical barriers needed to be addressed, and mobile devices seem feasible and acceptable in augmenting psychosocial interventions for severe mental illness. Expand
Consensus statement on the upcoming crisis in geriatric mental health: research agenda for the next 2 decades.
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The formulation of a 15- to 25-year plan for research on mental disorders in elderly persons should include studies of prevention, translation of findings from bench to bedside, large-scale intervention trials with meaningful outcome measures, and health services research. Expand
Prediction of real-world functional disability in chronic mental disorders: a comparison of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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The results support the shared role of neurocognition in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in producing disability, with predictive differences between disorders in domain-specific effects of symptoms and social and adaptive competence. Expand
Development of a brief scale of everyday functioning in persons with serious mental illness.
TLDR
The UPSA-Brief has adequate psychometric properties, predicts residential independence, is sensitive to change, and requires only 10-15 minutes to administer, and may be a useful performance-based functional outcome scale. Expand
Measuring cognitive insight in middle-aged and older patients with psychotic disorders
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The findings suggest that middle-aged and older outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder respond on the BCIS in a manner similar to a younger inpatient population, and this instrument is a promising tool for measuring the role of cognitive change in a broad range of patients experiencing psychosis. Expand
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