Health measurement scales: a practical guide to their development and use

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Oxford University Press, Nov 1, 1995 - Medical - 231 pages
The second edition of the only practical guide for clinicians developing tools to measure subjective states, attitudes, and other 'non-tangible' outcomes in their patients has been thoroughly revised to incorporate all the latest research results. New to this edition are a chapter on ethics and a discussion of reliability and generalizability theory. The authors offer an overview of both the theory and the practical applications of health measurement scales, and offer the reader a methodical, step-by-step guidance to the development of their own scales. These features combine to provide the most up-to-date guide to measurement scale development available. Written in a concise and intelligible style, it enables both experienced researchers and novices to develop accurate, sensitive and easy-to-use measurement scales of their own. This is an essential book for anyone who uses or would like to use rating scales in their clinical practice.

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Devising the items
Scaling responses

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About the author (1995)

Streiner, McMaster University of Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario.

Norman, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario.

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