Structure • Modeled after Psychopathy Check List – R • 20 “factors” deemed relevant to psychopathy • Clinicians rate evidence of factors (0-1-2 scale) • Total score, cutoff score structure (various norms) • Stimulated many clinical, research studies • Avoids complexities of testing patient directly • Data taken from records and interview • Longer term evidence; not a “snapshot”
Main Research Questions • Can it reliably differentiate psychotic from non-psychotic patients in “blind” samples (where psychosis is currently diagnosed by clinicians who are in agreement)? • Can it avoid mislabeling non-psychotic deaf individuals with limited or atypical sign language abilities? • Calculate norms and inter-rater reliability
Current Status • Psychosis-Deaf list serve established • email@example.com • Literature review conducted • First draft in development • National conference proposed (new funder being pursued)
Next Steps • Complete draft one • Get Psychosis-deaf feedback • Revise to yield first prototype • Test prototype at DWC • Revise prototype • Administer prototype with collaborators • Feedback and revision again • Administer with new collaborator group
Future Research • Useful with undiagnosed patients? • Predictive or reflective of treatment responses? • Useful with populations of various sign language fluency? Oral deaf? H-O-H? • Various normative groups’ performance? • Other…?