The use of the CapQOL (capacity to report subjective quality of life inventory) with a chronic schizophrenia sample that reside on care facilities

McGrath, Noel Anthony (2008) The use of the CapQOL (capacity to report subjective quality of life inventory) with a chronic schizophrenia sample that reside on care facilities. DClinPsy thesis, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:Cognitive impairment, Decision making, Psychometrics, Psychosis, Quality of life, Questionnaires, Schizophrenia
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:18977
Deposited On:09 Oct 2015 11:29

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