Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires

Published on Jan 15, 1996
Ian McDowell6
Estimated H-index: 6
This is a convenient guide to the health measurement methods used in health and social surveys, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials. It describes the theory and the leading methods of measurement, all of which rely on subjective judgments in questionnaires and rating scales. The authors discuss the validity and reliability of each method, showing readers how to select the most suitable one, apply it, and score the results. Epidemiologists and health care researchers; social scientists; health care planners and analysts.
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W.H. van Brakel18
Estimated H-index: 18
A.M. Anderson7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 7 AuthorsE Scholten1
Estimated H-index: 1
The aim of this study was to develop a scale for identifying disability among people in the rural areas of developing countries. The studies were carried out in the Green Pastures Hospital and the leprosy field programme of the Western Region of Nepal. With the help of staff experienced in working with people with disability, a 68-question questionnaire was made, based on the International Classification of Impairments, Activities and Participation (ICIDH-2). A survey was carried out of 269 peop...
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Published on Aug 1, 2005in Sleep 5.13
Julie Byles39
Estimated H-index: 39
(University of Newcastle),
Gita D. Mishra53
Estimated H-index: 53
(University of Queensland),
Margaret Harris6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Newcastle)
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T. Kühnel1
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S. Glas1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsC. Rohrmeier1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Mar 1, 2002in Mental Health Services Research
Carla A. Green23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Kaiser Permanente),
Nancy Vuckovic14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Kaiser Permanente),
Alison J. Firemark1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Kaiser Permanente)
The objective of the study was to describe adaptation strategies and use of formal and informal support by individuals with psychiatric disabilities, to delineate remaining needs, and to determine how home- and community-based services might address those needs. Using in-depth interviews and structured questionnaires, we examined functional status, adaptation, and needs for home- and community-based care among 33 severely mentally ill members of a large health maintenance organization. Despite s...
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Published on Jan 1, 2006in Journal of Athletic Training 2.32
Craig R. Denegar27
Estimated H-index: 27
Missy Fraser1
Estimated H-index: 1
Objective: To describe the calculation and interpretation of likelihood ratios for examination procedures performed by certified athletic trainers. Background: Physical examination procedures or “special tests” are commonly taught to athletic training students and performed by certified athletic trainers. Likelihood ratios offer an approach to assessing test performance that incorporates estimates of sensitivity and specificity into a clinically useful value. We describe the calculation of likel...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Hye-Kyung Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
Mitsuru Hisata5
Estimated H-index: 5
+ 1 AuthorsSung-Kook Lee1
Estimated H-index: 1
This study examined the impact of providing and receiving support on thequality of life (QOL) of the elderly. Trained interviewers conductedface-to-face interviews with 714 rural community residents aged 60 andover in Korea. Subjects were asked a series of structured questionsincluding age, sex, living arrangement, physical functions, and thefrequency of providing and receiving support in their network (spouse,children, and friends). The Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scalewas used to meas...
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Published on Jan 1, 2006in Revista Clinica Espanola 1.18
Francesc Formiga25
Estimated H-index: 25
Caridad Ortega + 3 AuthorsRamon M. Pujol38
Estimated H-index: 38
Alexander Ruggieri8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Mayo Clinic),
Serguei V. S. Pakhomov21
Estimated H-index: 21
Christopher G. Chute58
Estimated H-index: 58
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Published on Jan 1, 2010in Swedish dental journal. Supplement
Eva Josefsson1
Estimated H-index: 1
During the last three decades there has been an increased influx of refugees and immigrants into Scandinavia. The overall aim of this thesis was primarily to improve our knowledge of malocclusion a ...
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Published on Mar 1, 2013in Sains Malaysiana 0.56
Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Universiti Sains Malaysia),
Ahmad Fuad Abdul Rahim7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Universiti Sains Malaysia)
+ 3 AuthorsAb Rahman Esa5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin)
The study of medicine is often regarded by students as a stressful environment particularly during examination period. Studies found a high percentage of medical students experience significant psychological distress during the examination period. This study compared percentage and level of psychological distress between two batches of first year medical students who underwent different selection admission processes during a stressful examination period. A comparative cross-sectional study was d...
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