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Avaliação Psicológica

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BRANCO, Laura Damiani; COTRENA, Charles; CARDOSO, Caroline Oliveira  and  FONSECA, Rochele Paz. Assessment of decision making by using questionnaires: systematic review of the literature. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.1, pp. 67-76. ISSN 2175-3431 .

The goal of the present study was to review the current literature regarding the use of questionnaires and scales in the assessment of the executive function of decision making (DM) in healthy adults. Articles published between 1990 and November 2012 were retrieved from the PubMed, Web of Science and PsycInfo databases in November, 2012. The keywords used in the search consisted of a combination of the terms “decision making” with “scale,” “questionnaire,” “assessment” and “instrument.” The results obtained indicate a scarcity of standardized questionnaires applicable to the assessment of DM. The Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ) was the most extensively used instrument in DM assessment. These results underscore the importance of national and international studies comparing MDMQ scores to scores in other DM assessment instruments, so as to offer a more complete and accurate perspective.

Keywords : decision making; psychological assessment; questionnaires; scales; neuropsychological assessment.

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