Written for all health care professionals who wish to assess the problems of their patients and clients in a systematic and effective way—whether diagnosing a problem, predicting the response to treatment or monitoring change. The editors have succeeded in making this book comprehensive in scope, covering the major areas in which most clinicians and researchers will desire ready access to measurement techniques and instruments including: screening and detection of psychiatric illness, depression, obsessions and compulsions, social dysfunctioning, mental handicaps, special problems of the elderly, drug problems, eating and sleeping disorders and sexual behavior. In addition to proposing guidelines for the selection and construction of measurement methods and listing the relevant questionnaires and techniques, the merits and limits of rating scales and other methods are considered. There is also an attempt to clarify diagnostic, definitional and other conceptual issues in relation to the problems covered.
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Measuring Human Problems A Practical Guide Edited by David F. Peck, Highland Health Board, Scotland, and Colin M. Shapiro, University of Toronto, Canada A practical guide to questionnaires, rating, behavioural, and psychophysiological measures for monitoring human responses to psychological and psychiatric problems. The book covers the main areas of adult psychological problems stressing the importance of measuring such problems at several different levels, from biological to observational. The editors have brought together a team of experts who cover a wide range of topics such as anxiety, depression, organic problems, eating disorders, sleep difficulties, sexual problems, etc. — they tell the reader what measures are available and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The chapters include not only measures commonly used in Europe and North America, but also those used in Europe with which American workers may be unfamiliar. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all those professionals engaged in the assessment and measurement of human problems, and will, it is hoped, establish itself as a standard reference text. This book appears in The Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series Editor: Fraser N. Watts, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, CambridgeAbout the Author:
About the editors — David Peck is Head of Clinical Psychology Services at the Highland Health Board, Scotland; he was previously Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Colin Shapiro is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada; he was previously Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Descrizione libro Wiley, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0471912069