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Scaling indices of disablement

Bebbington, Andrew (1977) Scaling indices of disablement. British Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 31 (2). pp. 122-126. ISSN 0007-1242. (doi:PMC479007PMC479007) (KAR id:26670)


Williams et al. (1976) have suggested the use of Guttman scaling for scoring an index of disability. Two examples confirm the applicability of this method in the context of survey research. One of these examples is of a disablement scale widely employed in local authority social services research. For the purpose of survey assessment of disabled populations, the precise choice of scaling method for scoring disability is often of little consequence.

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DOI/Identification number: PMC479007PMC479007
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 00:53 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:05 UTC
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Bebbington, Andrew.

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