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Åh nej, varför sa jag så?!: En anpassning och utprovning av den svenska versionen av testet Faux pas

Svensson, Kristina LU and Narby, Ylva LU (2012) PSPT02 20121
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The aim of the current study was to test and adapt the neuropsychological instrument Faux pas in a group of healthy Swedish adults (N=47), with a Swedish version of the test. Intraclass correlation showed an excellent inter-rater reliability between two raters. Results in this study are considered to be equal to results from previous studies regarding the detection aspect of Faux pas. The relationship between results and gender, age and educational level was investigated and there was a significant tendency that higher educational level resulted in better scores regarding the ability to explain faux pas situations. A group of patients (N=5) diagnosed with behavioral-variant of frontotemporal dementia were also tested with Faux pas. They... (More)
The aim of the current study was to test and adapt the neuropsychological instrument Faux pas in a group of healthy Swedish adults (N=47), with a Swedish version of the test. Intraclass correlation showed an excellent inter-rater reliability between two raters. Results in this study are considered to be equal to results from previous studies regarding the detection aspect of Faux pas. The relationship between results and gender, age and educational level was investigated and there was a significant tendency that higher educational level resulted in better scores regarding the ability to explain faux pas situations. A group of patients (N=5) diagnosed with behavioral-variant of frontotemporal dementia were also tested with Faux pas. They showed low scores regarding the ability to explain faux pas situations, while their results concerning the control questions were high. Modifications in a few items and control questions are advised as well as changing one of the follow-up questions, to enhance the utility of Faux pas. The current study confirms that Faux pas is of significance in neuropsychological testing and is indicating that a qualitative evaluation in the test situation also is required. The conclusion is that Faux pas ought to be of use with patients that have indications of neural changes in frontal areas of the brain. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med föreliggande studie var att anpassa och att utprova det neuropsykologiska instrumentet Faux pas på en frisk svensk undersökningsgrupp (N=47), med en svensk version av testet. Intraklasskorrelationen visade ”excellent” interbedömarreliabilitet mellan studiens två bedömare. Undersökningsgruppens resultat visade sig vara jämbördiga med tidigare studiers kontrollgruppers resultat avseende detektionsmåttet i Faux pas. Samband mellan resultat och variabler som kön, ålder och utbildningsnivå utforskades och en signifikant tendens att högre utbildningsnivå ger högre resultat avseende delmåttet förklarings¬förmåga uppvisades. Även en patientgrupp med beteendevarianten av frontotemporal demens (N=5) testades med Faux pas. De fick låga... (More)
Syftet med föreliggande studie var att anpassa och att utprova det neuropsykologiska instrumentet Faux pas på en frisk svensk undersökningsgrupp (N=47), med en svensk version av testet. Intraklasskorrelationen visade ”excellent” interbedömarreliabilitet mellan studiens två bedömare. Undersökningsgruppens resultat visade sig vara jämbördiga med tidigare studiers kontrollgruppers resultat avseende detektionsmåttet i Faux pas. Samband mellan resultat och variabler som kön, ålder och utbildningsnivå utforskades och en signifikant tendens att högre utbildningsnivå ger högre resultat avseende delmåttet förklarings¬förmåga uppvisades. Även en patientgrupp med beteendevarianten av frontotemporal demens (N=5) testades med Faux pas. De fick låga resultat på delmåttet förklaringsförmåga medan poängen på kontrollfrågan var hög. För att öka instrumentets användbarhet rekommenderas justeringar av instrumentet, då ett antal item och kontrollfrågor samt en av följdfrågorna bör ändras. Studien bekräftar att Faux pas är ett viktigt instrument vid neuropsykologisk utredning och indikerar att en kvalitativ bedömning är nödvändig vid rättning av testet. Slutsatsen är att Faux pas torde kunna användas på flera olika patientgrupper med neurala förändringar i frontala delar av hjärnan. (Less)
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Svensson, Kristina LU and Narby, Ylva LU
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PSPT02 20121
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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faux pas, theory of mind, social kognition, neuropsykologiska mätinstrument, frontotemporal demens, social cognition, neuropsychological test, frontotemporal dementia
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Swedish
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2607651
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Åh nej, varför sa jag så?!: En anpassning och utprovning av den svenska versionen av testet Faux pas},
  year         = {2012},
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