Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires by Ian McDowell

Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires

byIan McDowell

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Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor the outcomes of care and the output of thehealth system. However, the over-abundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.LNow in its third edition, thisbook provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed, and includes a complete new chapter onanxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. It has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each of the chapters in the book.LChapters cover measurements of physical disability, social health, psychological well-being, anxiety, depression, mental status testing, pain,general health status and quality of life. Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity and, where possible, shows a copy of theactual scale. To ensure accuracy of the information, each review has been approved by the original author of each instrument or by an acknowledged expert.

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Ian McDowell is at University of Ottawa.

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Title:Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and QuestionnairesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 7.28 × 10.12 × 1.42 inPublished:March 8, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionBackgroundSelection of Instruments for ReviewStructure of the BookStyle and Content of the ReviewsFormat for the ReviewsEvaluating a Health Measurement: the User's Perspective2. The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health MeasurementThe Evolution of Health IndicatorsTypes of Health MeasurementsTheoretical Bases for MeasurementNumerical Estimates of Health: Scaling MethodsPsychometric MethodsMethods Derived from Economics and Decision AnalysisIdentifying and Controlling Biases in Subjective JudgmentsConceptual Bases for Health MeasurementsThe Quality of a Measurement: Validity and ReliabilityAssessing ValidityCriterion ValidityConstruct ValidityCorrelational EvidenceFactorial ValidityGroup Differences and Sensitivity to ChangeConstruct ValidationAssessing ReliabilityInternal ConsistencyInterpreting Reliability CoefficientsSummaryReferences3. Physical Disability and HandicapThe Evolution of Physical Disability MeasurementsScope of the ChapterThe Pulses ProfileThe Barthel IndexThe Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living, orThe Kenny Self-care EvaluationThe Physical Self-maintenance ScaleThe Disability Interview ScheduleThe Lambeth Disability Screening QuestionnaireThe Oecd Long-term Disability QuestionnaireThe Functional Status Rating SystemA Rapid Disability Rating ScaleThe Functional Status IndexThe Patient Evaluation Conference SystemThe Functional Activities QuestionnaireThe Health Assessment QuestionnaireThe Mos Physical Functioning MeasureThe Functional Independence MeasureConclusion4. Social HealthSocial Adjustment and Social RolesSocial SupportScope of the ChapterThe Social Relationship ScaleThe Social Support QuestionnaireThe Rand Social Health BatteryThe Mos Social Support SurveyThe Duke-UNC Functional Social Support QuestionnaireThe Duke Social Support and Stress ScaleThe Katz Adjustment ScalesThe Social Functioning ScheduleThe Interview Schedule for Social InteractionThe Social Adjustment ScaleThe Social Maladjustment ScheduleThe Social Dysfunction Rating ScaleThe Structured and Scaled Interview to Assess MaladjustmentConclusion5. Psychological Well-beingScope of the ChapterThe Health Opinion SurveyThe Twenty-two Item Screening Score of Psychiatric SymptomsThe Affect Balance ScaleThe Positive and Negative Affect ScalesThe Life Satisfaction IndexThe Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale ScaleThe General Well-being ScheduleThe Rand Mental Health InventoryThe Health Perceptions QuestionnaireThe General Health QuestionnaireConclusion6. AnxietyTheoretical Approaches to AnxietyAnxiety and DepressionAnxiety MeasurementsThe Manifest Anxiety ScaleThe Hamilton Anxiety Rating ScaleThe Hospital Anxiety and Depression ScaleThe Self-rating Anxiety ScaleThe Anxiety Status InventoryThe Beck Anxiety InventoryThe Depression Anxiety Stress ScalesThe State-trait Anxiety Inventory7. DepressionClassifications of DepressionMeasurement of DepressionScope of the ChapterThe Beck Depression InventoryThe Self-rating Depression ScaleThe Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression ScaleThe Geriatric Depression ScaleThe Depression Adjective Check ListsThe Hamilton Rating Scale for DepressionThe Brief Assessment Schedule-DepressionThe Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating ScaleThe Carroll Rating Scale for DepressionConclusion8. Mental Status TestingMeasurements of Cognition, Cognitive Impairment, and DementiaScope of the ChapterThe Dementia Rating ScaleThe Cognitive Capacity Screening ExaminationThe Clock Drawing TestThe Alzheimer's Disease Assessment ScaleThe Information-memory-concentration TestThe Dementia ScaleThe Mental Status QuestionnaireThe Short Portable Mental Status QuestionnaireThe Mini-mental State ExaminationThe Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the ElderlyThe Clifton Assessment Procedures for the ElderlyThe Cambridge Mental Disorders of the Elderly ExaminationConclusionAdditional InstrumentsScreening TestsInstruments for Clinical ApplicationDiagnostic Instruments9. Pain MeasurementsTheoretical Approaches to PainApproaches to Pain MeasurementQuestionnaire TechniquesBehavioral Measurements of PainAnalogue MethodsScope of the ChapterVisual Analogue Pain Rating ScalesThe McGill Pain QuestionnaireThe Medical Outcomes Study in Pain MeasuresThe Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability QuestionnaireThe Back Pain Classification ScaleThe Pain and Distress ScaleThe Illness Behavior QuestionnaireThe Pain Perception ProfileConclusion10. General Health Status and Quality of LifeMeasuring Quality of LifeScope of the ChapterThe Arthritis Impact Measurement ScalesThe Physical and Mental-Impairment-of-function EvaluationThe Functional Assessment InventoryThe Functional Living IndexThe Functional Assessment of Cancer TherapyThe Eortc Quality of Life QuestionnaireThe Quality-adjusted Time Without Symptoms and Toxicity IndexThe Quality of Life IndexThe Coop Charts for Primary Care PracticesSingle-Item Health IndicatorsThe Functional Status QuestionnaireThe Duke Health ProfileThe Oars Multidimensional Functional Assessment QuestionnaireThe Comprehensive Assessment and Referral EvaluationThe Multilevel Assessment InstrumentThe Self-evaluation of Life Function ScaleThe Sickness Impact ProfileThe Nottingham Health ProfileThe Short-form-36 Health SurveyThe Short-form-12 Health SurveyThe Disability and Distress ScaleThe Quality of Well-being ScaleThe Health Utilities IndexThe Euroqol Eq-5d Quality of Life ScaleConclusion11. Recommendations and ConclusionsThe Current Status of Mental Health MeasurementGuidelines for Developing Health MeasurementsFinal RemarksGlossary of Technical Terms

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"McDowell's learned input contributes substantially to the status of this text as a 'must have'...This is an extensively researched text with an exhaustive offering of measurement principles and approaches. Clinicians, researchers, and psychometrists will value the review of scales and theevaluative commentary offered by the clearly knowledgeable Ian McDowell."--PsycCRITIQUES