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

Lin, Jau-Hong, Wang, Wen-Chung, Sheu, Ching-Fan, Lo, Sing Kai, Hsueh, I-Ping and Hsieh, Ching-Lin 2005, A Rasch anaylsis of a self-perceived change in quality of life scale in patients with mild stroke, Quality of life research, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 2259-2263, doi: 10.1007/s11136-005-8117-5.

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Title A Rasch anaylsis of a self-perceived change in quality of life scale in patients with mild stroke
Author(s) Lin, Jau-Hong
Wang, Wen-Chung
Sheu, Ching-Fan
Lo, Sing Kai
Hsueh, I-Ping
Hsieh, Ching-Lin
Journal name Quality of life research
Volume number 14
Issue number 10
Start page 2259
End page 2263
Publisher Springer-Verlag Dordrecht
Place of publication Delft, Netherlands
Publication date 2005-12
ISSN 0962-9343
Keyword(s) quality of life
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11136-005-8117-5
Field of Research 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008856

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