Psychometrics of Neurological Soft Signs

Daniel S. Pine, Michelle R. Scott, Carey Busner, Mark Davies, Jane A. Fried, Michael K. Parides, David Shaffer

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the psychometrics of neurological soft signs in young children. Method: In a sample of 42 children from the community, two examiners simultaneously rated soft signs using a standardized examination. A subsample (n = 33) was reexamined twice over the next week to estimate test-retest reliability. Results: Total score exhibited acceptable internal consistency as well as interrater and test-retest reliability. Psychometrics for individual items appeared less satisfactory than for the total score. Discussion: Although examiners can reliably rate a variety of soft signs, more research examining test-retest reliability is needed. A reliable examination might be useful in future efforts to document the neuropsychiatric correlates of soft signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-515
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychometrics
  • Soft signs

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Psychometrics of Neurological Soft Signs. / Pine, Daniel S.; Scott, Michelle R.; Busner, Carey; Davies, Mark; Fried, Jane A.; Parides, Michael K.; Shaffer, David.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 35, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 509-515.

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Pine, Daniel S. ; Scott, Michelle R. ; Busner, Carey ; Davies, Mark ; Fried, Jane A. ; Parides, Michael K. ; Shaffer, David. / Psychometrics of Neurological Soft Signs. In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1996 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 509-515.
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