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Construct validity, sensitivity and specificity of the USCD Performance-based Skill Assessment 2 in a mixed Portuguese sample
preprintposted on 03.06.2019, 16:11 by Carolina da Motta, Célia Barreto Carvalho, Paula Castilho, Michele Pato
This study explores the psychometric properties of the Portuguese USCD Performance-based Skill Assessment 2 (UPSA-2-PT) in a mixed sample or Portuguese participants. Inter-rater Reliability and internal consistency, convergent validity with community integration are described. A Receiver Operating Curve analysis establishes the sensitivity and specificity of scores, and an optimal cutoff value of functional capacity was established for the Portuguese population. These findings show an excellent the UPSA-2-PT integrity when compared to with previous studies carried out in Western countries. Thus, this is a useful tool for research and clinical purposes to practitioners in several fields that rely on functional assessment.
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Corresponding author firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead author countryPortugal
Lead author job rolePhD Student
Lead author institutionUniversity of Coimbra
Ethics statementresearch project registered in the National Data Protection Committee and approved by the Ethical Boards of the University of Coimbra and Azores University, and data collection was also evaluated and approved by the boards or directorship from 4 mental health institutions from the Azores and Portuguese mainland. Participation in the current study was voluntary and all participants were informed on the study goals, anonymity and confidentiality, and have signed an informed consent form prior to participation.
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in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental