Journal article

Stability, reliability, and validity of the THINC-it screening tool for cognitive impairment in depression: A psychometric exploration in healthy volunteers

John E Harrison, Harry Barry, Bernhard T Baune, Michael W Best, Christopher R Bowie, Danielle S Cha, Larry Culpepper, Philippe Fossati, Tracy L Greer, Catherine Harmer, Esther Klag, Raymond W Lam, Yena Lee, Rodrigo B Mansur, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Roger S McIntyre

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF METHODS IN PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: There is a need for a brief, reliable, valid, and sensitive assessment tool for screening cognitive deficits in patients with Major Depressive Disorders. This paper examines the psychometric characteristics of THINC-it, a cognitive assessment tool composed of four objective measures of cognition and a self-rated assessment, in subjects without mental disorders. METHODS: N = 100 healthy controls with no current or past history of depression were tested on four sequential assessments to examine temporal stability, reliability, and convergent validity of the THINC-it tests. We examined temporal reliability across 1 week and stability via three consecutive assessments. Consistency of..

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