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A Compendium of Tests, Scales and Questionnaires

Un libro in lingua di Tate Robyn L. Cameron Ian D. (CON) edito da Psychology Pr, 2010

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"Attention, brain injury researchers and clinicians! This unique compilation is a must-have for your bookshelf, as it brings order to the chaos wrought by the explosion of scales in this area. Professor Tate's judiciously - and meticulously - selected collection of assessment instruments offers an optimal blend of comprehensiveness, brevity and detail required to help you quickly identify the measures you need."- Bruce Caplan, Senior Editor, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Private Practitioner in Wynnewood, PA, USA

"This is a book that all neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists should have on their bookshelves - and within easy reach! Other professions, particularly occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, rehabilitation doctors and neurologists will also find it extremely useful. I believe it will prove to be a classic. To have all this information to hand in one volume is a treat and I am sure I will not be the only psychologist who will be referring to this treasure very frequently." - Barbara Wilson, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK

"Tate's Compendium is an extraordinary and comprehensive work. Concise syntheses of each measure's psychometric qualities, utility, applications, and clear linkages to the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) greatly facilitate comparison and selection of measures. This landmark volume will find a welcome home on the shelf of any student, clinician, or researcher involved in the assessment of the sequelae of acquired brain disorders." - James F. Malec, Research Director, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, USA and Professor Emeritus, Mayo Clinic

"The time consuming hunt to identify and understand the pros and cons of available outcome measures is over. Dr. Tate has compiled a comprehensive, scholarly, and eminently useful guide to help clinicians select screening tests, rating scales and questionnaires matched to their clinical needs. This book will be one of the most well used resources by clinicians concerned with documenting and measuring neurologically-based impairments."- McKay Moore Sohlberg, Professor of Communication Disorders & Sciences at University of Oregon, USA and Author of Cognitive Rehabilitation: An Integrated Neuropsychological Approach

"Tate has identified the relevant information on a huge number of scales to save us much of the work and for that we should be extremely grateful. The book is an incredibly useful resource. I am sure clinicians, therapists and researchers working in the field of acquired brain injury will consult this book frequently - I know I will." - Jonathan Evans, Professor of Applied Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, UK

"With this book, Professor Tate is not only providing an incredibly valuable service in creating a compendium of what measures are currently available; she has also done much of the ground work for improving evidence-based practice for the future." - Huw Williams, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter, UK

This Compendium is a comprehensive reference manual containing an extensive selection of instruments developed to measure signs and symptoms commonly encountered in neurological conditions, both progressive and non-progressive. It provides a repository of established instruments, as well as newly-developed scales, and covers all aspects of the functional consequences of acquired brain impairment.

In particular, the text provides a detailed review of approximately 150 specialist instruments for the assessment of people with neurological conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Part A presents scales examining body functions, including consciousness and orientation; general and specific cognitive functions; regulation of behaviour, thought, and emotion; and motor-sensory functions. Part B reviews scales of daily living activities and community participation. Part C focuses on contextual factors, specifically environmental issues, and Part D contains multidimensional and quality of life instruments.

Each instrument is described as a stand-alone report using a uniform format. A brief history of the instrument's development is provided, along with a description of item content and administration/scoring procedures. Psychometric properties are reviewed and a critical commentary is provided. Key references are cited and in most cases the actual scale is included, giving the reader easy access to the instrument. The structure of the book directly maps onto the taxonomy of the influential International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (World Health Organization, 2001), enabling linkage of clinical concepts across health conditions.

The Compendium will be a valuable reference for clinicians, researchers, educators, and graduate students, and a practical resource for those involved in the assessment of people with brain impairment.

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