Life Skills Profile (LSP)

1.    Does this person generally have any difficulty with initiating and responding to conversation?
2.    Does this person generally intrude or burst in on others’ conversation (e.g. interrupts you when you are talking)?
3.    Does this person generally withdraw from social contact?
4.    Does this person generally show warmth to others?
5.    Is this person generally angry or prickly towards others?
6.    Does this person generally take offence readily?
7.    Does this person generally make eye contact with others when in conversation?
8.    Is it generally difficult to understand this person because of the way he or she speaks (e.g. jumbled‚ garbled or disordered)?
9.    Does this person generally talk about odd or strange ideas?
10.Is this person generally well groomed (e.g.‚ neatly dressed‚ hair combed)?
11.Is this person’s appearance (facial appearance‚ gestures) generally appropriate to his or her surroundings?
12.Does this person wash himself or herself without reminding?
13.Does this person generally have an offensive smell (e.g. due to body‚ breath or clothes)?
14.Does this person wear clean clothes generally‚ or ensure they are cleaned if dirty?
15.Does this person generally neglect his or her physical health?
16.Does this person generally maintain an adequate diet?
17.Does this person generally look after and take her or his own prescribed medication (or attend for prescribed injections on time) without reminding?
18.Is this person willing to take psychiatric medication when prescribed by a doctor?
19.Does this person co-operate with health services (e.g. doctors and/or other health workers)?
20.Is this person generally inactive (e.g. spends most of the time sitting or standing around doing nothing)?
21.Does this person generally have definite interests (e.g. hobbies‚ sports‚ activities) in which he or she is involved regularly?
22.Does this person attend any social organization (e.g. church‚ club or interest group but excluding psychiatric therapy groups)?
23.Can this person generally prepare (if needed) her or his own food/meals?
24.Can this person generally budget (if needed) to live within his or her means?
25.Does this person generally have problems (e.g. friction‚ avoidance) living with others in the household?
26.What sort of work is this person generally capable of (even if unemployed‚ retired or doing unpaid domestic duties)?
27.Does this person behave recklessly (e.g. ignoring traffic when crossing the road)?
28.Does this person destroy property?
29.Does this person behave offensively (includes sexual behaviour)?
30.Does this person have habits or behaviours that most people find unsociable (e.g. spitting‚ leaving lighted cigarette butts around‚ messing up the toilet‚ messy eating)?
31.Does this person lose personal property?
32.Does this person invade others’ space (rooms‚ personal belongings)?
33.Does this person take things which are not his or hers?
34.Is this person violent to others? Non-turbulence Anti-social Anti-social
35.Is this person violent to him or her self?
36.Does this person get into trouble with the police?
37.Does this person abuse alcohol or drugs?
38.Does this person behave irresponsibly?
39.Does this person generally make and/or keep up friendships?
 
Subscale
LSP-39 (Self-care‚ Non-turbulence‚ Social contact‚ Communication‚ Responsibility)
LSP-20(Self-care‚ Anti-social‚ Withdrawal‚ Bizarre‚ Compliance
LSP-16 (Self-care‚ Anti-social‚ Withdrawal‚ Compliance)
 
Cronbach’s coefficient alpha) of the subscales Bizarre‚ Withdrawal‚ Antisocial‚ Self-care and Compliance and the total score of the LSP-20 were 0.71‚ 0.78‚ 0.82‚ 0.82‚ 0.81 and 0.90‚ respectively
 
1: no difficulty‚ 2: slight difficulty‚ 3: moderate difficulty and 4: extreme difficulty.
LSP-39 (Rosen)
Self-care (items 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ 23‚ 24‚ 26‚ and 30); Non-turbulence (items 5‚ 6‚ 25‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 32‚ 34‚ 35‚ 36‚ 37‚ 38); Social contact (items 3‚ 4‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ 39); Communication (items 1‚2‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 11); Responsibility (items 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ 31‚ 33)
LSP-39 (Trauer)
Self-care (items 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ 23‚ 24‚ 26‚ and 31); Anti-social (items 2‚ 5‚ 6‚ 25‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 30‚ 32‚ 33‚ 34‚ 35‚ 36‚ 37‚ and 38); Withdrawal (items 1‚ 3‚ 4‚ 7‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ 39); Bizarre (items 8‚ 9‚ 11); Compliance (items 17‚ 18‚ 19)
LSP-20(Trauer)
Self-care (items 10‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ and 26); Anti-social (items 25‚ 29‚ 34‚ and 38); Withdrawal (items 1‚ 3‚ 4‚ 21‚ 39); Bizarre (items 8‚ 9‚ 11); Compliance (items 17‚ 18‚ 19)
LSP-16 (Trauer)
Self-care (items 10‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ 26); Anti-social (items 25‚ 29‚ 34‚ 38); Withdrawal (items 1‚ 3‚ 4‚ 39); Compliance (items 17‚ 18‚ 19)
 
 

Rosen‚ A.‚ Hadzi-Pavlovic‚ D. & Parker‚ G. (1989). The Life Skills Profile: a measure assessing function and disability in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin‚ 15‚ 325–337.

Parker G‚ Rosen A‚ Emdur N‚ et al. (1991). The Life Skills Profile: Psychometric properties of a measure assessing function and disability in schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatra Scandinavica‚ 83:145–52.

Trauer‚ T.‚ Duckmanton‚ R. A. & Chiu‚ E. (1995) The Life Skills Profile: a study of its psychometric properties. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry‚ 29‚ 492–499.

Rosen‚ A.‚ Trauer‚ T.‚ Hadzi-Pavlovic‚ D. & Parker‚ G. (2001). Development of a brief form of the Life Skills Profile: the LSP-20. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry‚ 35‚ 677–683.  http://coalitionny.org/the_center/resources/documents/LSP-20Developmentofabriefform.pdf

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