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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use, David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use
Title
Health measurement scales
Title remainder
a practical guide to their development and use
Statement of responsibility
David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman
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Language
eng
Summary
Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients. This fourth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups who often have limited knowledge of statistics, to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools. It covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (eg social desirability, yea-saying, framing); various response options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and then how to determine the reliability and validity of the scale. It concludes with a discussion of ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development process. Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. It synthesizes the theory of scale construction with practical advice, making it the ultimate guide to how to develop and validate measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences
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DLC
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Streiner, David L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA408.5
LC item number
.S77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 A-050
  • WA 950
NLM item number
S822h 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Norman, Geoffrey R
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  • Health surveys
  • Health status indicators
  • Public health
  • Medical care
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Health Surveys
  • Santé publique
  • Indicateurs de santé
  • Santé publique
  • Soins médicaux
  • Medizinische Statistik
  • Health status indicators
  • Health surveys
  • Medical care
  • Public health
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Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use, David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Basic concepts -- 3. Devising the items -- 4. Scaling responses -- 5. Selecting the items -- 6. Biases in responding -- 7. From items to scales -- 8. Reliability -- 9. Generalizability theory -- 10. Validity -- 11. Measuring change -- 12. Item response theory -- 13. Methods of administration -- 14. Ethical considerations -- 15. Reporting test results
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xvii, 431 p.
Isbn
9780199231881
Lccn
2009285548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232365442
  • (OCoLC)ocn232365442
Label
Health measurement scales : a practical guide to their development and use, David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Basic concepts -- 3. Devising the items -- 4. Scaling responses -- 5. Selecting the items -- 6. Biases in responding -- 7. From items to scales -- 8. Reliability -- 9. Generalizability theory -- 10. Validity -- 11. Measuring change -- 12. Item response theory -- 13. Methods of administration -- 14. Ethical considerations -- 15. Reporting test results
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
xvii, 431 p.
Isbn
9780199231881
Lccn
2009285548
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232365442
  • (OCoLC)ocn232365442

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