Online First Nr51
Psychiatr. Pol. ONLINE FIRST Nr 51
Published ahead of print 27 August, 2016
Hanna Karakuła-Juchnowicz, Mariola Stecka
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Polski Test Czytania Słów Dla Dorosłych (PART) – konstrukcja polskiego testu do pomiaru poziomu inteligencji przedchorobowej w schizofrenii
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Polish Adult Reading Test (PART) – construction of Polish test for estimation the level of premorbid intelligence in schizophrenia
In view of unavailability in Poland of the standardized methods to measure PIQ, the aim of the work was to develop a Polish test to assess the premorbid level of intelligence – PART (Polish Adult Reading Test) and to measure its psychometric properties, such as validity, reliability as well as standardization in the group of schizophrenia patients.
The principles of PART construction were based on the idea of popular worldwide National Adult Reading Test by Hazel Nelson. The research comprised a group of 122 subjects (65 schizophrenia patients and 57 healthy people), aged 18–60 years, matched for age and gender.
PART appears to be a method with high internal consistency and reliability measured by test-retest, inter-rater reliability, and the method with acceptable diagnostic and prognostic validity. The standardized procedures of PART have been investigated and described.
Considering the psychometric values of PART and a short time of its performance, the test may be a useful diagnostic instrument in the assessment of premorbid level of intelligence in a group of schizophrenic patients.