Journal article

The Neuropsychological Symptoms Self-Report: psychometric properties in an adolescent and young adult mental health cohort

Kelly Allott, Caroline X Gao, Caroline Fisher, Sarah E Hetrick, Kate M Filia, Jana M Menssink, Helen E Herrman, Debra J Rickwood, Alexandra G Parker, Patrick D McGorry, Sue M Cotton



BACKGROUND: Subjective cognitive symptoms are common in young people receiving mental health treatment and are associated with poorer outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Neuropsychological Symptoms Self-Report (NSSR), an eight-item measure recently developed to provide a snapshot of young people's perceived change in cognitive functioning in relation to mental health treatment. METHOD: The sample included 633 youth aged 12-25 years (Mage  = 18.2, 66.5% female, 88.6% Australian-born) who had sought mental health treatment in primary headspace services. At three-month follow-up, participants completed the NSSR and self-report measures of depressi..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grant (APP1076940). This was a joint project between Orygen, The University of Melbourne and headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation. K.A. is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC (APP1141207). The authors have declared that they have no competing or potential conflicts of interest.