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A Rasch anaylsis of a self-perceived change in quality of life scale in patients with mild stroke

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posted on 2005-12-01, 00:00 authored by J H Lin, W C Wang, C F Sheu, Sing Lo, I P Hsueh, C L Hsieh
A Rasch analysis was used to assess the unidimensionality and appropriateness of the scoring level of a 13-item self-perceived change in quality of life scale (CQOL) for stroke patients. A total of 158 patients with mild stroke completed the CQOL themselves at home. The results showed that a unidimensional CQOL can be created by deleting the three items related to speaking, vision, and thinking. The 4 scoring categories of the shortened scale were deemed appropriate from the analysis. These results provide preliminary evidence of the 10-item CQOL in assessing self-perceived change in quality of life in stroke patients. Further studies are needed to examine the test-retest reliability, criterion validity, and responsiveness of the 10-item CQOL in stroke patients.

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Journal

Quality of life research

Volume

14

Issue

10

Pagination

2259 - 2263

Publisher

Springer-Verlag Dordrecht

Location

Delft, Netherlands

ISSN

0962-9343

eISSN

1573-2649

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Springer

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