Is Your Cognitive And Physical Functioning OK? New Instrument To Check It

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 08:21 in Health & Medicine

A group of Italian and American investigators has published a new instrument for assessing cognitive and physical functioning (the Massachusetts General Hospital Cognitive and Physical Functioning Questionnaire, CPFQ), in mood and anxiety disorders. The CPFQ seems to be a unifactorial scale, with strong internal consistency, good temporal stability and sensitivity to change with treatment. Further studies will be needed to assess the validity and reliability of this instrument in other psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions associated with cognitive dysfunction.

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