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Kelly, Peter James – Clinical Psychologist, 2010
The Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) scale is a therapist-rated measure of client outcome that has been widely used within the research literature. The current study aimed to develop reliable and clinically significant change indices for the CGI, and to demonstrate its application in private psychological practice. Following the guidelines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment
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Chu, Chi Meng; Thomas, Stuart D. M.; Ogloff, James R. P.; Daffern, Michael – Assessment, 2013
Although violence risk assessment knowledge and practice has advanced over the past few decades, it remains practically difficult to decide which measures clinicians should use to assess and make decisions about the violence potential of individuals on an ongoing basis, particularly in the short to medium term. Within this context, this study…
Descriptors: Violence, Risk Assessment, Accuracy, Comparative Analysis
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Verschuren, Olaf; Ketelaar, Marjolijn; Keefer, Daniel; Wright, Virginia; Butler, Jane; Ada, Louise; Maher, Carol; Reid, Siobhan; Wright, Marilyn; Dalziel, Blythe; Wiart, Lesley; Fowler, Eileen; Unnithan, Viswanath; Maltais, Desiree B.; van den Berg-Emons, Rita; Takken, Tim – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2011
Aim: Evidence-based recommendations regarding which exercise tests to use in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) are lacking. This makes it very difficult for therapists and researchers to choose the appropriate exercise-related outcome measures for this group. This study aimed to identify a core set of exercise tests for children…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Activities, Health Personnel, Cerebral Palsy
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Edwards, C. A.; Britton, M. L.; Jenkins, L.; Rickwood, D. J.; Gillham, K. E. – Health Education Research, 2014
Young people have higher rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) than the general population. Research has shown that there is a clear link between emotional distress, depression, substance abuse and sexual risk taking behaviours in young people. "headspace" is a youth mental health early intervention service operating in more…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Correlation, Emotional Problems
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Giallo, Rebecca; Gavidia-Payne, Susana; Minett, Belinda; Kapoor, Aparna – Clinical Psychologist, 2012
Background: There is increasing interest in the experiences and well-being of siblings growing up with a brother or sister with a disability in Australia. However, research to date has primarily obtained parent reports of sibling adjustment and mental health. Therefore, the aim of the current study was threefold: (1) to report on the mental health…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Hyperactivity, Foreign Countries, Siblings
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Skeat, J.; Perry, A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Outcome measurement is important to clinical practice--yet outcome many speech and language therapists find it difficult to apply measures in practice, and not all clinicians and services have been able to implement and/or use outcome measurement successfully. To date there has been little research to explain why implementation is…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Evaluation Utilization, Outcomes of Treatment, Measurement Techniques
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Veness, Carly; Prior, Margot; Bavin, Edith; Eadie, Patricia; Cini, Eileen; Reilly, Sheena – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Prospective questionnaire data from a longitudinal population sample on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental delay, specific language impairment, or typical development (TD), were collected at ages eight, 12 and 24 months, via the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scale Developmental Profile (CSBS)--Infant Toddler…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Impairments, Young Children, Comparative Analysis
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Treloar, Amanda Jane Commons; Lewis, Andrew J. – Clinical Psychologist, 2009
This paper reviews the history of the recognition of borderline personality disorder as a clinical disorder, followed by a review of the contemporary practice of diagnosing borderline personality disorder in psychiatric settings. Many researchers have cautioned against the conflation of difficult patients with the diagnostic category of borderline…
Descriptors: Health Services, Personality Problems, Identification, Patients
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Trembath, David; Iacono, Teresa; Lyon, Katie; West, Denise; Johnson, Hilary – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Many adults with autism spectrum disorders have complex communication needs and may benefit from the use of augmentative and alternative communication. However, there is a lack of research examining the specific communication needs of these adults, let alone the outcomes of interventions aimed at addressing them. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults
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Scott, Wayne C.; Austin, David W.; Reid, David S. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2007
To promote efficient clinical practice, interest has been growing in brief assessment scales to replace full-scale versions in some circumstances. In nonclinical populations, the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) has substituted for the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Third Edition (WISC-III). Agreement between these…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Measures (Individuals), Children
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Hassed, Craig; de Lisle, Steven; Sullivan, Gavin; Pier, Ciaran – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2009
Medical students experience various stresses and many poor health behaviours. Previous studies consistently show that student wellbeing is at its lowest pre-exam. Little core-curriculum is traditionally dedicated to providing self-care skills for medical students. This paper describes the development, implementation and outcomes of the Health…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Quality of Life, Biomedicine, Psychology
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Hawes, David J.; Dadds, Mark R.; Frost, Aaron D. J.; Hasking, Penelope A. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
This study examined the relationship between callous-unemotional (CU) traits and parenting practices over time in a mixed-sex community cohort (N = 1,008; 52.6% boys), aged 3 to 10 years (M = 6.5, SD = 1.3). Measures of CU traits, externalizing psychopathology, parenting practices, and socioeconomic risk factors were collected at baseline, and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Parent Participation, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Wilson, Lee-Ann; White, Katherine M. – Clinical Psychologist, 2007
This study designed and tested a scale to measure psychologists' attitudes towards complementary and alternative therapies. The scale, derived from existing measures for medical professionals, was tested on a sample of psychology students (N = 163) using an online survey. The data were factor analysed and three correlated subscales were…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Measures (Individuals), Therapy, Undergraduate Students
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McNeil, H. Patrick; Scicluna, Helen A.; Boyle, Patrick; Grimm, Michael C.; Gibson, Kathryn A.; Jones, Philip D. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
The development of generic capabilities or graduate attributes in communication, teamwork, critical analysis of information, problem solving and ethical practice is widely recognised as a desired outcome of higher education. This emphasis on generic capabilities has emerged despite ongoing debates about the concept and development of such…
Descriptors: Evidence, Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study
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Pearsall-Jones, Jillian G.; Piek, Jan P.; Rigoli, Daniela; Martin, Neilson C.; Levy, Florence – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between poor motor ability and anxious and depressive symptomatology in child and adolescent monozygotic twins. The co-twin control design was used to explore these mental health issues in MZ twins concordant and discordant for a motor disorder, and controls. This methodology offers the…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Twins, Measures (Individuals)
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