Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their

Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use (English Edition) eBook: David L. Streiner, Geoffrey R. Norman, John Cairney: Tienda Kindle Review from previous edition This book is a useful resource that should have a fairly broad appeal for researchers needing to develop new measurement scales, researchers who need to critically appraise literature concerned with measurement tools, and anyone interested in an accessible overview of important measurement issues and methods The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry The text is well laid out with chapters covering basic concepts, devising the items, scaling responses, methods of administration and ethical considerations being easy to read Occupational Medicine Urologists who are frequently faced with clinical assessments in various fields such as BPH, incontinence or erectile dysfunction, will find in this book complete and useful informationThis 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 MedicineClinicians 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 to both develop scales to measure non tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing toolsHealth 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 eg social desirability, yea saying, framing various response 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 discussionof ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development 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 anypractitioner dealing with this kind of data

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