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Feasibility, factor structure and construct validity of the easy-read Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT-ER)

Rand, Stacey, Towers, Ann-Marie, Razik, Kamilla, Turnpenny, Agnes, Bradshaw, Jill, Caiels, James, Smith, Nick (2020) Feasibility, factor structure and construct validity of the easy-read Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT-ER). Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 45 (2). pp. 119-132. ISSN 1366-8250. (doi:10.3109/13668250.2019.1592126) (KAR id:72084)


Background: The ASCOT-ER is an adapted easy-read version of the ASCOT-SCT4, a selfreport measure of social care-related quality of life (SCRQoL) for social care evaluation. In this study, we investigated the instrument’s feasibility, construct validity and factor structure. Method: Data were collected from 264 service users in England. Feasibility was evaluated by missing data and help to complete the questionnaire. Scale dimensionality was assessed using exploratory factor analysis. Construct validity was evaluated by hypothesis testing. Results: Convergent validity was supported by moderate to strong correlations between ASCOT-ER and personal wellbeing and overall quality of life, as well as with individual characteristics. Exploratory factor analysis indicated that the ASCOT-ER is a unidimensional scale. Low missingness indicates that the instrument is feasible; however, most respondents needed some level of support to complete the questionnaire. Conclusion: The study provides preliminary evidence of the ASCOT-ER’s feasibility, unidimensionality and construct validity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3109/13668250.2019.1592126
Uncontrolled keywords: Intellectual disability; quality of life; social care; outcomes; ASCOT; easy-read
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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: Stacey Rand
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 10:29 UTC
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