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Validation and norms in health status instruments in older people: The Islington Study

Pettit, T., Livingston, Gill, Manela, Monica, Kitchen, Ginnette, Bowling, Ann, Katona, Cornelius (2001) Validation and norms in health status instruments in older people: The Islington Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16 (11). pp. 1061-1070. ISSN 0885-6230. (doi:10.1002/gps.479) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:12231)

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Abstract

Background

The aims of this paper were to examine the validity and acceptability of two health status measures the 12-item Health Status Questionnaire (HSQ-12) and 12-item Short Form Health Survey SF-12, and to present population norms in older people.

Setting

The subjects were allocated to complete either the SF-12 (n = 541) or the HSQ-12 (n = 544) by alternating the questionnaires with each household visited. The first 135 people who completed the HSQ-12 were visited approximately 18 months later. Acceptability was measured examining the completion rate of the scales, and on a three-point scale. The short-CARE was used to elicit psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses. We collected data on health and social care, and subjective health problems.

Results

The SF-12 and HSQ-12 are acceptable and valid as health status instruments in large community-based studies of older people. The HSQ-12, but not the SF-12, is acceptable and valid for people with dementia. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/gps.479
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Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 16:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12231 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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