Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: The Beck Cognitive Insight Scale (BCIS): translation and validation of the Taiwanese version | Kao and Liu BMC Psychiatry 2010 10 27 http 1471-244X 10 27 BMC Psychiatry RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access The Beck Cognitive Insight Scale BCIS translation and validation of the Taiwanese version Yu-Chen Kao1 and Yia-Ping Liu 2 Abstract Background Over the last few decades research concerning the insight of patients with schizophrenia and its relationships with other clinical variables has been given much attention in the clinical setting. Since that time a series of instruments assessing insight have been developed. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Taiwanese version of the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale BCIS . The BCIS is a self-administered instrument designed to evaluate cognitive processes that involves reevaluating patients anomalous experiences and specific misinterpretations. Methods The English language version of the BCIS was translated into Taiwanese for use in this study. A total of 180 subjects with and without psychosis completed the Taiwanese version of the BCIS and additional evaluations to assess researcher-rated insight scales and psychopathology. Psychometric properties factor structures and various types of reliability and validity were assessed for this translated questionnaire. Results Overall the Taiwanese version of the BCIS showed good reliability and stability over time. This translated scale comprised a two-factor solution corresponding to reflective attitude and certain attitude subscales. Following the validation of the internal structure of the scale we obtained an R-C reflective attitude minus certain attitude index of the translated BCIS representing the measurement of cognitive insight by subtracting the score of the certain attitude subscale from that of the reflective attitude subscale. As predicted the differences in mean reflective attitude certain attitude and R-C index between subjects with and without psychosis were significant. Our data also demonstrated that .