Disputation i psykologi
Anna-Karin Olsson försvarar sin doktorsavhandling i psykologi, "Functional capacity as a predictor of everyday functioning in patients with schizophrenia"
Nedan följer en kort beskrivning av innehållet (ur baksidestexten):
”The overall purpose of this thesis is to increase knowledge about the concept of functional capacity and the way it is related to everyday functioning for adult patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. UCSD Performance-based Skill Assessment-Brief (UPSA-B) is a performance based instrument used to assess functional capacity, the patient’s ability to perform certain everyday tasks in a controlled setting. The result in Paper I indicated that the Swedish version of UPSA-B is a reliable instrument with good psychometric properties. The aim in Paper II was to investigate if and how, demographic variables and illness activities together with functional capacity contribute to predict real-world functioning milestones. Functional capacity was mainly associated with education level and housing situation. In Paper III the aim was to investigate how the patient's self-rating ability regarding functional performance relates to neurocognitive performance and real-world functional performance. The results showed that 37 % of patients overestimate their ability of functional performance. In sum, this thesis states that using UPSA-B to measure functional capacity has great advantages and plays an important role in capturing functional outcomes.”
Händelsen är öppen för allmänheten.
- Torill Ueland, opponent, Associate professor, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital and Department of Psychology, University of Oslo
- Jan-Åke Jansson, betygsnämnd, docent, Lunds universitet
- Håkan Nyman, betygsnämnd, medicine doktor, Karolinska nstitutet
- Marie-Louise Hall-Lord, betygsnämnd, professor, Karlstads universitet
- Monica Eriksson
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