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Title: The use of the CapQOL (capacity to report subjective quality of life inventory) with a chronic schizophrenia sample that reside on care facilities
Author: McGrath, Noel Anthony
Awarding Body: University of Lincoln
Current Institution: University of Lincoln
Date of Award: 2008
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The capacity to report subjective quality of life inventory (CapQOL) is a brief screening tool designed to evaluate ability to appraise subjective QOL, complete related QOL measures and assess cognitive impairment. The purpose of this study was to assess the CapQOL’s test-retest reliability, internal consistency and associations with cognitive impairments (memory and executive functioning) and negative symptoms in a sample of people with chronic schizophrenia that reside on care facilities. The CapQOL, cognitive and schizophrenia symptom assessments were administered to 23 participants (mean age = 43, s.d. = 9.7, male = 13). The CapQOL had good test-retest reliability (rs (21) = .868, p < .01) and internal consistency (α=.850). 43% of the chronic schizophrenia sample were identified by the CapQOL as having the ability to complete a subjective QOL measure (a significantly smaller percentage than a prior study with an early psychosis patient sample). The CapQOL demonstrated a poor agreement with the cognitive assessments (κ-<.40) and a non-significant correlation with negative symptom scores (p>0.05). The main limitation of the study was the sample size that may have affected the range of scores on the measures, the resulting associations with the CapQOL and the number of factors that could be assessed. Further validation studies of the CapQOL are indicated.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: C840 Clinical Psychology