Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Consensus Cognitive Battery: Validation of the Japanese version
Version of Record online: 15 APR 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2013 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 67, Issue 3, pages 182–188, April 2013
How to Cite
Kaneda, Y., Ohmori, T., Okahisa, Y., Sumiyoshi, T., Pu, S., Ueoka, Y., Takaki, M., Nakagome, K. and Sora, I. (2013), Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Consensus Cognitive Battery: Validation of the Japanese version. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 67: 182–188. doi: 10.1111/pcn.12029
- Issue online: 15 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 15 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 SEP 2012
- MHLW, Japan
- MEXT, Japan
- Research Group for SCHIZOPHRENIA, Japan
- cognitive function;
- Japanese version;
- Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia Consensus Cognitive Battery;
This preliminary study was performed to test the reliability and validity of the Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS) Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB), developed by the National Institute of Mental Health MATRICS initiative, as an assessment tool in a Japanese-language version (MCCB-J).
The subjects for the present study were 37 patients with schizophrenia. Each subject gave written informed consent to participate in the research. In order to examine the validity of the MCCB-J, the correlation between the MCCB-J and the Japanese-language version of the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS) was determined.
Cronbach's alpha for the MCCB-J was 0.72. The MCCB-J composite score was significantly correlated with all subtests of the MCCB-J. There was a significant correlation between the MCCB-J and the BACS composite score.
This preliminary study indicates that the MCCB-J has good psychometric properties and validity.