An association was found between Competitive learning style and global psychological distress, with Competitive learners exhibiting more psychological distress specifically in the areas of phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation, psychoticism and positive symptom
Based on a recent analysis of 19 clinical trials, Tarrier and Wykes (2004) reported an effect size difference between CBT and comparison conditions of .37 at post-treatment on positive symptom
measures, which represents a modest treatment effect.
"Most individuals with this positive symptom
schizophrenia are able to function in society and hold down jobs."
His positive symptom
score was 48 as assessed by the Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms
(SAPS) and negative symptom score as assessed by the Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) was 29.
This instrument is composed of 53 items, rated on a Likert scale of five grades (0 "rarely" to 4 "very often"), nine dimensions and three global indexes which express psychometric ratings of emotional distress: global severity index (GSI), positive symptoms
total (PSTI) and positive symptom
distress index (PSDI).
The severity of patients' psychotic symptoms were reflected by positive symptom
factor scores, negative symptom factor scores, general psychopathological scale factor scores and the total scores of PANSS.
It also includes seven additional items that together make up the Additional Scale, exploring aspects of diet and sleep; and three Global Scores: Global Severity Index (GSI), a general, non-specific measure of the intensity of overall psychological and psychosomatic distress; the Positive Symptom
Total (PST), or sum of affirmative responses, refers to the breadth and diversity of psychopathology; and last, the Positive Symptom
Distress Index (PSDI) indicates average symptom severity.
"A positive symptom
index for nonacid reflux directs the selection of patients who will benefit from antireflux surgery," Radu Tutuian, M.D., and associates wrote in a poster at the 13th United European Gastroenterology Week.
To illustrate how the test is performed, we present the data shown in table 1 which compares positive symptom
scores on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) between the experimental group and the control group, each of which had 10 patients each.
"Maulana Samiul Haq is expected to play role in the talks as Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is very close to the latter" the analyst said adding that TTP's meeting can be taken positive symptom
if it is as reported.
It consists of 53 items covering nine symptom dimensions: Somatization, Obsession-Compulsion, Interpersonal Sensitivity, Depression, Anxiety, Hostility, Phobic anxiety, Paranoid ideation and Psychoticism; and three global indices of distress: Global Severity Index, Positive Symptom
Distress Index, and Positive Symptom
Among these patients, a positive symptom
index occurred with nonacid reflux in 45% and with acid reflux in 10%.