Journal article

Exploring the use of the Hinting Task in first-episode psychosis

Sumudu Rasangi Mallawaarachchi, Susan Maree Cotton, Jacqueline Anderson, Eoin Killackey, Kelly Anne Allott

COGNITIVE NEUROPSYCHIATRY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to elucidate the association between performance-related neurocognitive abilities and Theory of Mind (ToM) as measured by the Hinting Task (HT) performance and investigate the psychometric properties of the HT for use in First-Episode Psychosis (FEP). METHODS: Cross-sectional data of 132 participants with FEP, aged 15-25 years, enrolled in a randomised controlled trial of vocational intervention, were analysed. A comprehensive cognitive battery including social cognitive and neurocognitive measures, a social and occupational functioning measure and psychopathological measures, were used. Psychometric properties were measured through bivariate correlatio..

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