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Fausta Piscopo

Bio: Fausta Piscopo is an academic researcher from Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli. The author has contributed to research in topics: Personality & Apathy. The author has an hindex of 8, co-authored 9 publications receiving 196 citations.

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TL;DR: The personality profile delineated in the present study on PD patients seems to reflect the premorbid one and might contribute to development and persistence of affective disorders.

51 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) is used to assess the following domains: executive functions, social cognition, verbal fluency and language (ALS-specific), but also memory and visuospatial abilities (Non-ALS specific).
Abstract: Cognitive assessment for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can be difficult because of frequent occurrence of difficulties with speech, writing, and drawing. The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) is a recent multi-domain neuropsychological screening tool specifically devised for this purpose, and it assesses the following domains: executive functions, social cognition, verbal fluency and language (ALS-specific), but also memory and visuospatial abilities (Non-ALS specific). ECAS total score ranges from 0 (worst performance) to 136 (best performance). Moreover, a brief caregiver interview provides an assessment of behaviour changes and psychotic symptoms usually associated with ALS patients. The aim of the present study was to provide normative values for ECAS total score and sub-scores in a sample of Italian healthy subjects. Two hundred and seventy-seven Italian healthy subjects (151 women and 126 men; age range 30–79 years; educational level from primary school to university) underwent ECAS and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that age and education significantly influenced performance on ECAS total score and sub-scale scores. From the derived linear equation, a correction grid for raw scores was built. Inferential cut-off scores were estimated using a non-parametric technique and equivalent scores (ES) were computed. Correlation analysis showed a good significant correlation between adjusted ECAS total scores with adjusted MoCA total scores (r rho = 0.669, p < 0.0001). The present study provided normative data for the ECAS in an Italian population useful for both clinical and research purposes.

48 citations

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TL;DR: The finding indicated that anxiety, apathy associated with impaired planning, attention and organization and reduced functional autonomy contribute significantly to reduce the HRQoL in PD.

44 citations

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TL;DR: Previous studies investigating the clinical, cognitive and behavioural correlates of personality traits in PD patients are reviewed, finding that prospective clinical studies are needed that correlate different personality profiles with other disease progression markers.

39 citations

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TL;DR: The Italian version of the Dimensional Apathy Scale (I-DAS) showed good psychometric properties and can be a valid and reliable tool to assess multidimensional apathy.
Abstract: Apathy is well described in neurodegenerative diseases characterized by motor disability; therefore, assessment of apathy avoiding possible confounding effects of motor impairments is necessary in neurological diseases. Recently, the Dimensional Apathy Scale (DAS) was developed to assess apathy as multifaceted construct, independent of physical disability. We developed the Italian version of the Dimensional Apathy Scale (I-DAS) and explored its psychometric properties in a sample of 309 healthy individuals. Participants also completed Apathy Evaluation Scale, Beck Depression Inventory-II and Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised. The I-DAS showed high internal consistency, good convergent and divergent validity. The I-DAS had a three-factor structure, such as the original scale. The I-DAS scored was significantly correlated with individuals’ education, but not with age or gender. We, therefore, computed correction factor for education and provided percentile distribution of the adjusted scores to identify individuals with high levels of apathy. The I-DAS showed good psychometric properties and can be a valid and reliable tool to assess multidimensional apathy.

31 citations


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01 Jan 2000
TL;DR: “As a boy and then as an adult, I never lost my wonder at the personality that was Einstein.”
Abstract: 在翟象俊主编的《大学英语》第2册第5单元中,有这样一个句子:“As a boy and then as an adult, I never lost my wonder at the personality that was Einstein.”教参中指出“the personality that was Einstein”应理解为“the personality which was the most striking characteristic of Einstein”,该句译为“作为一个孩子,到后来作为一个成人,我一直对爱因斯坦的个性惊叹不已”。很明显,在这里译者把“personality”理解为“个性,人格”,但本人认为应译为“人物,名人”更妥。“personality”可作“个性,人格”讲,但它还有另外一个重要意思。在陆谷孙主编的《英汉大词典》(1993年版)中,“personality”第3条释义为:“个人,人物,名人”:“appoint a personality to lead a campaign,派一个人去领导一场运动”。“a personality in the news,新闻人物”。在...

1,096 citations

01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: The essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences is universally compatible with any devices to read and is set as public so you can get it instantly.
Abstract: essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences is available in our book collection an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly. Our digital library spans in multiple countries, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Kindly say, the essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences is universally compatible with any devices to read.

176 citations

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TL;DR: This review aimed to combine the literature on major personality traits and physical activity alongside providing some meta-analytic summaries of the findings, suggesting that personality andPhysical activity relationships are relatively invariant to these factors.
Abstract: This review aimed to combine the literature on major personality traits and physical activity alongside providing some meta-analytic summaries of the findings. Overall, 33 studies containing 35 independent samples, ranging from 1969 to 2006, met the inclusion criteria. Extraversion (r = 0.23), neuroticism (r = −0.11) and conscientiousness (r = 0.20) were identified as correlates of physical activity using random effects meta-analytic procedures correcting for sampling bias and attenuation of measurement error. The five-factor model traits of openness to experience/intellect and agreeableness, as well as Eysenck’s psychoticism trait, were not associated with physical activity. Potential moderators of personality and physical activity relationships such as sex, age, culture/country, design and instrumentation were inconclusive given the small number of studies. Still, the existing evidence was suggestive that personality and physical activity relationships are relatively invariant to these factors. Studies examining personality and different physical activity modes suggested differences by traits such as extraversion, but more research is needed to make any conclusions. Future research using multivariate analyses, personality-channelled physical activity interventions, longitudinal designs and objective physical activity measurement is recommended.

158 citations

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155 citations