Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use by David L. StreinerHealth Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use by David L. Streiner

Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

byDavid L. Streiner, Geoffrey R. Norman, John Cairney

Paperback | December 3, 2014

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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 fifth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups toboth develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools. Health Measurement Scales is the ultimate guide to developing and validating measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences. The book covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (e.g. social desirability, yea-saying, framing); variousresponse options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and finally 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 scaledevelopment process. Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, making this book a must-read for any practitioner dealing with this kind of data.
David Steiner is a clinical psychologist by training, and currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, both at McMaster University. David is a Senior Scientific Edito...
Title:Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and useFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.03 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685215

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Health Measurement Scales2. Basic concepts3. Devising the items4. Scaling responses5. Selecting the items6. Biases in responding7. From items to scales8. Reliability9. Generalizability theory10. Validity11. Measuring change12. Item response theory13. Methods of administration14. Ethical considerations15. Reporting test resultsAppendix A: Where to find testsAppendix B:A (very) brief introduction to factor analysisAuthor IndexSubject Index

Editorial Reviews

"This is a book that can be used as a key reference book by those who wish to study qualitative change in health status by the use of scales." --Occupational Medicine 2010