Mansell, Warren and Jones, Steven H. (2006) The Brief-HAPPI : a questionnaire to assess cognitions that distinguish between individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and non-clinical controls. Journal of Affective Disorders, 93 (1-3). pp. 29-34. ISSN 0165-0327Full text not available from this repository.
Background Despite developments in cognitive behavioural therapy for bipolar disorder, little is known about the specific dysfunctional beliefs that may predispose individuals to mania. Therefore a measure was specifically designed for this purpose based on a cognitive approach. The measure is called the Hypomanic Attitudes and Positive Predictions Inventory (HAPPI). Method Fifty-six individuals with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and 39 matched healthy controls completed a brief version of the HAPPI (Brief-HAPPI), the Internal State Scale, and the Hypomanic Interpretations Questionnaire (HIQ). Results The bipolar group scored higher on the overall Brief-HAPPI scale, higher on the forward items of the Brief-HAPPI, lower on the reverse items and no different on the filler items. The group differences in overall score remained when controlling for current self-reported symptoms of mania and depression, and recent history of hypomanic symptoms, yet within the bipolar group, Brief-HAPPI score was positively correlated with the level of symptoms. The Brief-HAPPI showed a sizeable correlation with the HIQ, yet each scale showed a significant and independent association with bipolar disorder. Conclusion The Brief-HAPPI assesses dysfunctional beliefs that are associated with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Affective Disorders|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Mania ; Depression ; Dysfunctional attitudes ; Appraisals ; Cognitive bias|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||26 Feb 2010 09:01|
|Last Modified:||26 Mar 2013 15:33|
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