Juana Gómez-Benito

Juana Gómez-Benito
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Methodology for Behavioral Science

PhD
Emeritus Professor

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September 1997 - July 2000
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
September 1972 - present
Universitat de Barcelona
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  • My research interests have centred on developing methodological strategies that optimise the validity of psychometric tests and their application to social and health fields, improving the quality and assessment capabilities of psychological measurement.

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Publications (279)
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Resumen En este estudio exploramos el significado del concepto de recuperación desde la perspectiva de las personas usuarias de servicios de salud mental en Cataluña. Realizamos cinco grupos focales para recopilar los datos, y utilizamos la teoría fundamentada para el análisis. Identificamos once temas o tópicos en torno a los cuales los participan...
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In this study we explored the meaning of the recovery concept from the perspective of users of mental health services in Catalonia. We conducted five focus groups to collect the data, and we used grounded theory for the analysis. We identify eleven themes or topics around which participants organized their arguments. How people understand recovery...
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Even though classic effect size measures (e.g., Pearson’s r, Cohen’s d) are widely applied in social sciences, the threshold used to interpret them is somewhat arbitrary. This study proposes necessary condition analysis (NCA) to complement traditional methods. We explain NCA in light of the current limitations of classical techniques, highlighting...
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Aims This study was to analyze the relationship of the emotional awareness (EA) in children exposed to intimate partner violence (EIPV) aged 8–12 with internalizing and externalizing symptoms, and protective factors such as social skills, self-esteem, and resilience. Method Participants were 61 children (M = 10 years, SD = 1.25, 52.5% girls), EIPV...
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La Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF; Pontes & Griffiths, 2015)) y la Gaming Disorder Test (GDT; Pontes et al., 2021) son dos test estandarizados que evalúan el trastorno por uso de videojuegos bajo el marco teórico de la APA y de la OMS, respectivamente. Las correspondientes versiones en español han demostrado adecuadas propiedad...
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Deficits in social cognition and metacognition impact the course of psychosis. Sex differences in social cognition and metacognition could explain heterogeneity in psychosis. 174 (58 females) patients with first-episode psychosis completed a clinical, neuropsychological, social cognitive, and metacognitive assessment. Subsequent latent profile anal...
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Background Since 1997, several tools based on the experiences of users and survivors of psychiatry have been developed with the goal of promoting self-determination in recovery, empowerment and well-being. Objectives The aims of this study were to identify these tools and their distinctive features, and to know how they were created, implemented a...
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Background The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health Core Sets (ICF-CSs) for schizophrenia are a set of categories for assessing functioning in persons with this health condition. This study aimed to: a) estimate the network structure of the Brief ICF-CS for schizophrenia, b) examine the community structure (categories...
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Introduction: Internet addiction and academic procrastination dangerous consequences and a high prevalence among adolescents and students. Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of metacognitive group counseling on internet addiction and academic procrastination of students. Method: This quasi-experimental study had a control-group,...
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To translate and culturally adapt the Parental Expectations and Perceptions of Children's Sibling Relationship Questionnaire (PEPC‐SRQ; Kramer & Baron, 1995) into Spanish and test its psychometric properties. Sibling relationships contribute significantly to child development; however, to date, no study has validated an instrument to assess the qua...
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This study examines Spanish adults’ social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic using mixed-methods to assess and understand frequency, context, and changes in social media use during two critical time points in Spain. We conducted semi-structured interviews in April 2020, and two waves of surveys (April 2020, April 2021) among Spanish adults. We...
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Gaming Disorder (GD) has been recently added to the eleventh revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) by the World Health Organization (WHO), as such, psychometrically sound psychological measures are required to assess this disorder. The objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Spanish...
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Purpose This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Parenting Scale in a large sample of Spanish mothers. Design and methods A two-stage cross-sectional study of the adaptation and cultural validation of the Parenting Scale in a Spanish-speaking environment. In Stage I, the Parenting Scale was translated...
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Deficits in social cognition and metacognition impact the course of psychosis. Gender differences in social cognition and metacognition could explain heterogeneity in psychosis. 174 (58 females) patients with first-episode psychosis completed a clinical, neuropsychological, social cognitive and metacognitive assessment. Subsequent latent profile an...
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Assessing functionality in schizophrenia from a biopsychosocial perspective is essential to generate treatments that respond to the needs of the individual in his/her context. This research aims to assess the prevalence of functioning problems and their association with socio-demographic and clinical variables in a sample of Russian individuals wit...
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An integrated and interdisciplinary care system for individuals with schizophrenia is essential, which implies the need for a tool that assesses the difficulties and contextual factors of relevance to their functioning, and facilitates coordinated working across the different professions involved in their care. The International Classification of F...
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Objective: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) is a comprehensive and universally accepted framework for describing functioning and disability in any health condition. The ICF includes more than 1,400 categories, and ICF Core Sets (ICF-CSs) for specific health conditions facilitate the tool’s use in the cli...
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Identifying disability score differences in people with schizophrenia according to sociodemographic and clinical variables can help design better rehabilitation or care programs, but in order to compare the scores, it is necessary to confirm the measurement invariance. This study analyses differential item functioning (DIF) in the WHODAS 2.0 (WHO D...
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Aims To translate and adapt the Maternal Attachment Inventory (MAI) into Spanish; to develop a short form of the instrument that can be used during early childhood; and to test its psychometric properties in a large sample of Spanish mothers. Design Cross‐sectional study of adaptation and cultural validation of instruments. Methods Data were coll...
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Background: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) has been adapted to 28 different cultures and there has been considerable interest in examining its structure through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. This study investigates item and scale properties of the Egyptian WAIS-IV using item response theory (IRT) mode...
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Facial emotion recognition is considered the foundation of effective social functioning, but it has been found impaired in several clinical populations. How- ever, there are few validated tests to measure the ability. To the best of our knowledge, there is no validated measure in a Spanish population. We translated and validated Baron Cohen’s Face...
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Background: Major depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized neuropsychologically by poor performance in tasks of memory, attention, processing speed, and executive function. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the evidence regarding the neuropsychological profile of people with major depression and to determine which of two e...
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Importance: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets (CSs) for schizophrenia are sets of ICF categories that are relevant specifically to the functioning and disability of people with schizophrenia. Objective: To identify the problems occupational therapists commonly encounter when treating people with...
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We examined whether giving feedback to participants in a Delphi study about the level of agreement across the expert panel had an effect on opinion change between rounds. We also considered the potential influence of participants’ sociodemographic and professional characteristics. Five three-round Delphi studies were conducted independently, in whi...
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Introduction Since the emergence in 1997 of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, a number of other tools developed by users and/or ex-users of mental health services have been published and implemented. All these tools aim to promote self-determination in mental health recovery processes. A scoping review will be carried out in order to (1) identify...
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The objectives of this study were to analyze the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in the Spanish population and to identify what population profiles were most affected. The study used a sequential exploratory design. In the qualitative phase, 40 participants were recruited based on theoretically relevant criteria and t...
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Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a tentative disorder in the latest (fifth) revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). However, psychometric evaluation of the nine IGD criteria remains necessary to further enhance its assessment. Therefore, the ob...
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Este manuscrito presenta un análisis gráfico de co-ocurrencias de términos en el campo de la evaluación de la recuperación en salud mental con el cual se pretende describir la estructura temática y conceptual que presenta dicho campo de estudio y detectar algunos tópicos de investigación recientes.
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Entre los procedimientos basados en la Teoría de Respuesta al Ítem (TRI), para detectar el funcionamiento diferencial de los ítems (DIF) en pruebas cabe destacar el procedimiento basado en el modelo Rasch; diferencia en el parámetro de dificultad. Este se ha empleado bastante en investigación empírica pero muy poco en investigación experimental. De...
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Background: To improve the quality of test translation and adaptation, and hence the comparability of scores across cultures, the International Test Commission (ITC) proposed a number of guidelines for the adaptation process. Although these guidelines are well-known, they are not implemented as often as they should be. One possible reason for this...
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Differential item functioning (DIF) has been considered as an aspect of special relevance in assessment, mainly in educational assessment. After almost three decades of research by means of simulation studies on the detection of DIF, around a hundred methods and statistics have been proposed. This is the first systematic review of published studies...
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Background The Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry (SCIP; Purdon, 2005) is a screening tool of cognitive impairment that includes measures of verbal learning (immediate and delayed), working memory, verbal fluency, and psychomotor speed. The test has three alternative forms that require less than 15 minutes to complete. The main objective...
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Purpose: This qualitative study explores the barriers, personal characteristics/resources, and environmental factors that experienced physiotherapists identify as relevant in the assessment and treatment of persons living with schizophrenia, and whether the identified aspects are represented in the International Classification of Functioning, Disab...
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La detección del funcionamiento diferencial del ítem (DIF, por sus siglas en inglés) cada vez es una práctica más instaurada en los estudios sobre la calidad psicométrica de los tests. Uno de los métodos de detección propuesto más recientemente es el procedimiento de árboles de Rasch enfocado en ítems politómicos (PCM-IFT), el cual incorpora como n...
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1. Introduction Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a tentative disorder in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Based on the nine IGD criteria, Pontes and Griffiths (2015) developed the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF)...
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Background: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers an internationally accepted standard for describing and assessing functioning and disability in any health condition. A specific list of ICF categories, an ICF Core Set (CS), has been developed for bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia. The aim...
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A comprehensive assessment of functioning in schizophrenia is essential to plan appropriate interventions for helping individuals with this health condition. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a theoretical framework for assessing functioning and disability. Our aim was to identify the most frequentl...
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In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association recognized the Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a tentative disorder in the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Pontes and Griffiths (2015) developed the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF) which assesses IGD behaviors following the nine...
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Several research studies from the USA and Western industrialized countries have reported a negative association between religiosity and anxiety. However, Arabic studies using mainly Muslim samples are limited. The objective of the present study was to apply meta-analysis statistical techniques to 10 Arabic studies of this association. All of the re...
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Correspondencia: kcampoverde.hbmenni@hospitalarias.es (Karina Campoverde) Resumen. Objetivo. Explorar aspectos de funcionalidad y discapacidad, examinar su representación en el conjunto básico (CB) de la Clasificación Internacional del Funcionamiento, de la Discapacidad y de la Salud (CIF) de la esquizofrenia, y explorar la adecuación de la técnic...
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Background: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) evaluates an individual's functioning and disability within the conceptual framework of the ICF. The present study examines the measurement properties of the WHODAS 2.0 in patients with bipolar disorder using Mokken scaling analysis (i.e., monotone homogeneit...
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Introduction: The analysis of patients' satisfaction with healthcare is recognised as being useful in the evaluation of health outcomes and perceived quality of care. Little is known, however, about how the psychological status of women who experience perinatal complications may affect their perceived satisfaction with care. Methods: We assessed...
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The fourth edition of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) has been used extensively for assessing adult intelligence. This study uses Mokken scale analysis to investigate the psychometric proprieties of WAIS-IV subtests adapted for the Egyptian population in a sample of 250 adults between 18 and 25 years of age. The monotone homogeneity...
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Resilience is defined as a dynamic process that entails a positive adaptation to contexts of adversity. According to the ecological model, resilient behavior emerges as a result of the interaction between individual, relational, community and cultural variables. The Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28), developed in Canada and based on the...
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Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder associated with impairment in functioning. A multidisciplinary approach is essential to help individuals with this health condition, and psychological interventions are considered a priority. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a theoretical framework for asse...
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Purpose People with schizophrenia continue to encounter barriers to employment acquisition. The aim of this scoping study was to identify and synthesize existent evidence about the employment support needs of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Methods Five relevant databases were used: CINAHL, Medline, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, and Web of Science. Additi...
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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for schizophrenia describe the key problems in functioning that are experienced by individuals with this disorder. This study examines the content validity of these Core Sets and aims to identify the most frequent problems faced by people with schizophrenia, cons...
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Background: Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of positive symptoms, negative symptoms and neuropsychological impairment. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for schizophrenia (Comprehensive (2011) and Brief (2015)) represent the essential categ...
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The role that neurocognition plays in functionality in schizophrenia has been widely examined, although in recent years increasing attention has been paid to the influence of motivation instead. This study provides a review of the relationship of neurocognition and motivation with functionality in schizophrenia, taking into account objective/subjec...
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We argue that making accept/reject decisions on scientific hypotheses, including a recent call for changing the canonical alpha level from p = .05 to .005, is deleterious for the finding of new discoveries and the progress of science. Given that blanket and variable alpha levels both are problematic, it is sensible to dispense with significance tes...
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We argue that making accept/reject decisions on scientific hypotheses, including a recent call for changing the canonical alpha level from p = .05 to .005, is deleterious for the finding of new discoveries and the progress of science. Given that blanket and variable alpha levels both are problematic, it is sensible to dispense with significance tes...
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Using the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a frame of reference, this study identifies the most common problems of functioning and the environmental factors that are experienced by patients with schizophrenia. An empirical cross-sectional multicentre study was conducted. Data were collected using a cas...
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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness associated with several functional impairments. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for schizophrenia are shortlists of ICF categories that are relevant for describing the functioning and disability of people suffering from schizophrenia. The aims of this s...
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This study examined the effect of sample size ratio and model misfit on the Type I error rates and power of the Difficulty Parameter Differences procedure using Winsteps. A unidimensional 30-item test with responses from 130,000 examinees was simulated and four independent variables were manipulated: sample size ratio (20/100/250/500/1000); model f...
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We argue that making accept/reject decisions on scientific hypotheses, including a recent call for changing the canonical alpha level from p = 0.05 to p = 0.005, is deleterious for the finding of new discoveries and the progress of science. Given that blanket and variable alpha levels both are problematic, it is sensible to dispense with significan...
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We argue that making accept/reject decisions on scientific hypotheses, including a recent call for changing the canonical alpha level from p = 0.05 to p = 0.005, is deleterious for the finding of new discoveries and the progress of science. Given that blanket and variable alpha levels both are problematic, it is sensible to dispense with significan...
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We argue that making accept/reject decisions on scientific hypotheses, including a recent call for changing the canonical alpha level from p = .05 to .005, is deleterious for the finding of new discoveries and the progress of science. Given that blanket and variable alpha levels both are problematic, it is sensible to dispense with significance tes...
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Motivation in schizophrenia has been a key research aim for several decades. Motivation is a very complex process underlying negative symptoms that has been assessed and identified using very different instruments and terminologies. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the growing literature production and highlights an extensive set of...
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Background: In the latest release of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is considered as validity evidence based on internal structure. However, there are no indications of how to design a DIF study as a validation study. In this paper, we propose relating DIF to all sources of validity evi...
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Objective: To examine the psychological effect on women of the loss of one or both fetuses during a monochorionic twin pregnancy and to identify associated protective and risk factors. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational study. Setting: Maternity unit of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Participants:...
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The present study is centered in adapting and validating a Spanish version of the Irrational Procrastination Scale (IPS). The sample consists of 365 adults aged 18–77 years (M = 37.70, SD = 12.64). Participants were administered two measures of procrastination, the IPS and the Decisional Procrastination Questionnaire, as well as the Big Five Invent...
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The Spanish version of the Irrational Procrastination Scale. (DOCX)