Emily P Rabinowitz, Megan R Whitman, Ryan J Marek, Andrew R Block, Yossef S Ben-Porath
Approximately 30% of patients who undergo spinal surgery for chronic back pain continue to experience significant pain and disability up to 2 months following surgery. Prior studies have identified mental health variables including depression and anxiety as predictors of poorer postsurgical outcomes using screening instruments, but no studies have examined long-term outcomes using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3 (MMPI-3), a commonly used tool used in presurgical psychological evaluations (PPE)...
January 18, 2024: Psychological Assessment
Christina S Galiano, Alexandra M Andrea, Esther S Tung, Timothy A Brown, Anthony J Rosellini
The factor structure, reliability, and concurrent validity of the Distress Tolerance Scale were evaluated in a large outpatient sample ( N = 775). Prior research demonstrates mixed findings regarding the most appropriate factor structure, finding evidence for the presence of four subfactors as well as a potential second-order (hierarchical) General Distress Tolerance factor. Competing factor structures were compared using confirmatory factor analyses. A second-order hierarchical model with correlated residuals fit the data well, though results suggested poor factor discrimination...
January 11, 2024: Psychological Assessment
Hannah N Wyant, Marc A Silva, Stephanie Agtarap, Farina A Klocksieben, Teagen Smith, Risa Nakase-Richardson, Shannon R Miles
This study evaluates the use of the crosswalk between the PTSD Checklist-Civilian (PCL-C) and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) designed by Moshier et al. (2019) in a sample of service members and veterans (SM/V; N = 298) who had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and were receiving inpatient rehabilitation. The PCL-C and PCL-5 were completed at the same time. Predicted PCL-5 scores for the sample were obtained according to the crosswalk developed by Moshier et al. We used three measures of agreement: intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), mean difference between predicted and observed scores, and Cohen's κ to determine the performance of the crosswalk in this sample...
2024: Psychological Assessment
Oscar Gonzalez, A R Georgeson, William E Pelham
This article illustrates novel quantitative methods to estimate classification consistency in machine learning models used for screening measures. Screening measures are used in psychology and medicine to classify individuals into diagnostic classifications. In addition to achieving high accuracy, it is ideal for the screening process to have high classification consistency, which means that respondents would be classified into the same group every time if the assessment was repeated. Although machine learning models are increasingly being used to predict a screening classification based on individual item responses, methods to describe the classification consistency of machine learning models have not yet been developed...
2024: Psychological Assessment
Evelien Schat, Francis Tuerlinckx, Marieke J Schreuder, Bart De Ketelaere, Eva Ceulemans
The onset of depressive episodes is preceded by changes in mean levels of affective experiences, which can be detected using the exponentially weighted moving average procedure on experience sampling method (ESM) data. Applying the exponentially weighted moving average procedure requires sufficient baseline data from the person under study in healthy times, which is needed to calculate a control limit for monitoring incoming ESM data. It is, however, not trivial to obtain sufficient baseline data from a single person...
2024: Psychological Assessment
K Jean Forney, Helen Burton Murray, Tiffany A Brown, Livia Guadagnoli, Gabriella Pucci, Tiffany Taft
Gastrointestinal symptoms are common within eating disorders and gastrointestinal-specific anxiety is a posited maintenance factor. The present study sought to validate a modified version of an existing measure of gastrointestinal-specific anxiety and hypervigilance in a sample with elevated eating pathology. Esophageal-specific terms in the Esophageal Hypervigilance and Anxiety Scale were modified to measure any gastrointestinal symptoms as a general measure of gastrointestinal-specific anxiety and hypervigilance...
January 2024: Psychological Assessment
Egon Dejonckheere, Ine Penne, Leontien Briels, Merijn Mestdagh
It is a long known reality that humans have difficulty to accurately rate the absolute intensity of internal experiences, yet the predominant way experience sampling (ESM) researchers assess participants' momentary emotion levels is by means of absolute measurement scales. In a daily-life experiment ( n = 178), we evaluate the efficacy of two alternative assessment methods that should solicit a simpler, relative emotional evaluation: (a) visualizing a relative anchor point on the absolute rating scale that depicts people's previous emotion rating and (b) phrasing emotion items in a relative way by asking for a comparison with earlier emotion levels, using a relative rating scale...
December 21, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Sharlane C L Lau, Martin Sellbom, R Michael Bagby
The Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) was designed to measure the personality traits of the alternative model of personality disorders (AMPD). It is comprised of 25 lower order facet scales. Factor analytic investigation of these scales has consistently recovered five factors corresponding to the trait domains of the AMPD. Most of these factor analytic studies, however, have been conducted in the United States and Western European countries and languages. Fewer studies have examined the factor structure of the PID-5 in East Asian countries; and no studies have examined whether the five-factor structure found in Western countries/cultures/languages is congruent with those from East Asia...
December 21, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Lisa Holper, Enzo Cerullo, Andreas Mokros, Elmar Habermeyer
The Static-99, Static-99R, and STABLE-2007 are internationally well-established instruments for predicting static and dynamic risks of sexual recidivism in individuals convicted of sexual offenses. Previous meta-analyses assessed their predictive and incremental validity, but none has yet compared the two Static versions and the Static-STABLE combinations. Here, we implemented diagnostic test accuracy network meta-analysis (DTA-NMA) to compare all tests and identify optimal cutoffs in one comprehensive analysis...
December 7, 2023: Psychological Assessment
María Campos-Magdaleno, Ana Nieto-Vieites, Belén Frades-Payo, Mercedes Montenegro-Peña, David Facal, Cristina Lojo-Seoane, María Luísa Delgado-Losada
Episodic memory (EM), one of the most commonly assessed cognitive domains in aging, is useful for identifying pathological processes such as mild cognitive impairment and dementia. However, EM tests must be culturally adapted, and the influence of sociodemographic variables analyzed, to provide cut-off points that enable correct diagnosis. The aim of this article is to report updated Spanish normative data for three EM tests: the California Verbal Learning Test, the Logical Memory subtest of the Wechsler Memory Test, and the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test...
December 7, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Veljko Jovanović, Maksim Rudnev, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Nor Ba'yah Abdul Kadir, Damilola Fisayo Adebayo, Plamen Akaliyski, Rana Alaseel, Yousuf Abdulqader Alkamali, Luz Marina Alonso Palacio, Azzam Amin, Andrii Andres, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Hrant M Avanesyan, Norzihan Ayub, Maria Bacikova-Sleskova, Raushan Baikanova, Batoul Bakkar, Sunčica Bartoluci, David Benitez, Ivanna Bodnar, Aidos Bolatov, Judyta Borchet, Ksenija Bosnar, Yunier Broche-Pérez, Carmen Buzea, Rosalinda Cassibba, Maria Del Pilar Grazioso, Sandesh Dhakal, Radosveta Dimitrova, Alejandra Dominguez, Cong Doanh Duong, Luciana Dutra Thome, Arune Joao Estavela, Emmanuel Abiodun Fayankinnu, Nelli Ferenczi, Regina Fernández-Morales, Maria-Therese Friehs, Jorge Gaete, Wassim Gharz Edine, Shahar Gindi, Rubia Carla Formighieri Giordani, Biljana Gjoneska, Juan Carlos Godoy, Camellia Doncheva Hancheva, Given Hapunda, Shogo Hihara, Md Saiful Islam, Anna Janovská, Nino Javakhishvili, Russell Sarwar Kabir, Amir Kabunga, Arzu Karakulak, Johannes Alfons Karl, Darko Katović, Zhumaly Kauyzbay, Maria Kaźmierczak, Richa Khanna, Meetu Khosla, Peter Kisaakye, Martina Klicperova-Baker, Richman Kokera, Ana Kozina, Steven E Krauss, Rodrigo Landabur, Katharina Lefringhausen, Aleksandra Lewandowska-Walter, Yun-Hsia Liang, Danny Lizarzaburu-Aguinaga, Lorena Cecilia López Steinmetz, Ana Makashvili, Sadia Malik, Denisse Manrique-Millones, Marta Martín-Carbonell, Maria Angela Mattar Yunes, Breeda McGrath, Enkeleint A Mechili, Marinés Mejía Alvarez, Samson Mhizha, Justyna Michałek-Kwiecień, Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Mahdi Mohammadi, Fatema Mohsen, Rodrigo Moreta-Herrera, Maria D Muradyan, Pasquale Musso, Andrej Naterer, Arash Nemat, Félix Neto, Joana Neto, Hassan Okati-Aliabad, Carlos Iván Orellana, Ligia Orellana, Joonha Park, Iuliia Pavlova, Eddy Alfonso Peralta, Petro Petrytsa, Rasa Pilkauskaite Valickiene, Et Al
Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS) is a widely used measure that captures somatic symptoms of coronavirus-related anxiety. In a large-scale collaboration spanning 60 countries ( N total = 21,513), we examined the CAS's measurement invariance and assessed the convergent validity of CAS scores in relation to the fear of COVID-19 (FCV-19S) and the satisfaction with life (SWLS-3) scales. We utilized both conventional exact invariance tests and alignment procedures, with results revealing that the single-factor model fit the data well in almost all countries...
November 27, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Julie Ortmann, Annika P C Lutz, Gitta Rose, Christian Happ, Claus Vögele, André Schulz, Zoé van Dyck
Interoceptive deficits-particularly with respect to the perception of emotions, hunger, and satiety-constitute important targets for intervention in eating disorders (EDs). Suitable self-report measures to identify these deficits, however, are lacking. We, therefore, developed and validated a multidimensional questionnaire to assess eating disorder-specific interoceptive perception (EDIP) in terms of the ability to perceive and discriminate between emotions, hunger, and satiety. In two independent samples with a total of 2058 individuals (22...
November 16, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Craig A Marquardt, Amanda G Ferrier-Auerbach, Marianne M Schumacher, Paul A Arbisi
Partial psychiatric hospitalizations are resource-intensive clinical services designed to stabilize patients in the short term, prevent inpatient hospitalizations, and encourage long-term recovery. Typically, providers base their referral decisions on categorical diagnoses and subjective impressions of patient distress without closely considering the evidence for reporting biases. The present study followed veterans ( n = 430) participating in partial psychiatric hospitalization services. We evaluated the extent to which clinical diagnoses at intake predicted treatment variables and changes in later mental health care utilization...
November 13, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Kate H Bentley, Alexander J Millner, Adam Bear, Lia Follet, Rebecca G Fortgang, Kelly L Zuromski, Evan M Kleiman, Daniel D L Coppersmith, Franchesca Castro-Ramirez, Yael Millgram, Adam Haim, Suzanne A Bird, Matthew K Nock
Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is increasingly used to study suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). There is a potential ethical obligation for researchers to intervene when receiving information about suicidal thoughts in real time. A possible concern, however, is that intervening when receiving responses that indicate high risk for suicide during EMA research may impact how participants respond to questions about suicidal thoughts and thus affect the validity and integrity of collected data. We leveraged data from a study of adults and adolescents ( N = 434) recruited during a hospital visit for STBs to examine whether monitoring and intervening on high-risk responses affects subsequent participant responding...
November 2, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Xiang Li, Ting Kin Ng, Ting Hin Lee, Cheuk Ni Li
Peer victimization is a social problem for children and adolescents worldwide. This study examined the factor structure of peer victimization in relation to school life among Chinese adolescent students. The Multidimensional Peer-Victimization Scale (MPVS) was used to measure this phenomenon. We examined psychometric properties such as factor structure, factorial invariance across genders, area types (urban vs. rural), and time (Time 1 vs. Time 2), nomological network validity in relation to the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and internal consistency reliability of the MPVS in Chinese culture...
November 2, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Mary O'Brien McAdaragh, Benjamin Parchem, Jeremy Duval, Zoe G Baccam, Taymy J Caso, Katherine Arenella, Dianne R Berg, G Nic Rider
This study examines differences in score profiles on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Youth Self-Report (YSR) for transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth in a clinical setting. Data were collected from youth receiving services at a gender care clinic in the Midwestern United States. Inclusion criteria were youth that identify as transgender, nonbinary, or another gender-diverse identity label between the ages of 6 and 18 and received services between October 2017 and November 2021. The analytic sample ( N = 177) included 51...
November 2, 2023: Psychological Assessment
William T Bryant, Nicholas A Livingston, John L McNulty, Kurt T Choate, Elizabeth J Santa Ana, Yossef S Ben-Porath
Comparisons of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals' mental health functioning with that of cisgender individuals rely almost exclusively on screening measures. The limited research with TGD individuals and omnibus assessment measures has primarily used previous iterations of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories (MMPIs). This study sought to examine the psychometric functioning of the MMPI-3 with a TGD community sample ( n = 97) and compare mean scores across TGD and cisgender subsamples...
November 2, 2023: Psychological Assessment
Courtney K Blackwell, Phillip Sherlock, Kathryn L Jackson, Julie A Hofheimer, David Cella, Molly A Algermissen, Akram N Alshawabkeh, Lyndsay A Avalos, Tracy Bastain, Clancy Blair, Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Patricia A Brennan, Carrie Breton, Nicole R Bush, Aruna Chandran, Shaina Collazo, Elisabeth Conradt, Sheila E Crowell, Sean Deoni, Amy J Elliott, Jean A Frazier, Jody M Ganiban, Diane R Gold, Julie B Herbstman, Christine Joseph, Margaret R Karagas, Barry Lester, Jessica A Lasky-Su, Leslie D Leve, Kaja Z LeWinn, W Alex Mason, Elisabeth C McGowan, Kimberly S McKee, Rachel L Miller, Jenae M Neiderhiser, Thomas G O'Connor, Emily Oken, T Michael O'Shea, David Pagliaccio, Rebecca J Schmidt, Anne Marie Singh, Joseph B Stanford, Leonardo Trasande, Rosalind J Wright, Cristiane S Duarte, Amy E Margolis
To assess the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, investigators from the National Institutes of Health Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) research program developed the Pandemic-Related Traumatic Stress Scale (PTSS). Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) acute stress disorder symptom criteria, the PTSS is designed for adolescent (13-21 years) and adult self-report and caregiver-report on 3-12-year-olds. To evaluate psychometric properties, we used PTSS data collected between April 2020 and August 2021 from non-pregnant adult caregivers ( n = 11,483), pregnant/postpartum individuals ( n = 1,656), adolescents ( n = 1,795), and caregivers reporting on 3-12-year-olds ( n = 2,896)...
November 2023: Psychological Assessment
Desirée Blázquez-Rincón, Raimundo Aguayo-Estremera, Zainab Alimoradi, Elahe Jafari, Amir H Pakpour
The widespread administration and multiple validations of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) in different languages have highlighted the controversy over its underlying structure and the resulting reliability index. In the present study, a meta-analysis based on structural equation modeling (MASEM) was conducted to assess the internal structure of the seven-item, 5-point Likert-type FCV-19S version, estimate an overall reliability index from the underlying model that best reflected the internal structure (one τ-equivalent factor, one congeneric factor, or two-factor models), and perform moderator analyses for the model-implied interitem correlations and estimated factor loadings...
November 2023: Psychological Assessment
Tim Janssen, Austen B McGuire, Teresa López-Castro, Mark A Prince, Damion J Grasso
The Epidemic-Pandemic Impacts Inventory (EPII) was developed to assess pandemic-related adverse and positive experiences across several key domains, including work/employment, home life, isolation, and quarantine. Several studies have associated EPII-assessed pandemic-related experiences with a wide range of psychosocial factors, most commonly depressive and anxiety symptoms. The present study investigated the degree to which specific types of COVID-19 pandemic-related experiences may be associated with anxiety and depression risk, capitalizing on two large, independent samples with marked differences in sociodemographic characteristics...
November 2023: Psychological Assessment
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