Measuring Health: A Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires / Edition 3

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Overview

"Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them. Now in its third edition, this book provides a critical overview of the field of health measurement, with a technical introduction and discussion of the history and future directions for the field. This latest edition updates the information on each of the measures previously reviewed and includes a complete new chapter on anxiety measurement to accompany the one on depression. The author has also added new instruments to those previously reviewed in each chapter of the book." Each chapter presents a tabular comparison of the quality of the instruments reviewed, followed by a detailed description of each method, covering its purpose and conceptual basis, its reliability and validity, and where possible, each chapter shows a copy of the actual scale.

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Editorial Reviews

David B. Schubot
This second edition provides concise reviews of 88 sociomedical measurements, nearly twice the number reviewed in the 1987 first edition. This book was written as a guide to existing health measurement methods in the areas of physical disability and handicap, psychological well-being, social health, depression, mental status, pain, quality of life, and general health measurements. Given the current emphasis on outcomes research and accountability in healthcare, this book meets a major need for clinicians and researchers who are searching for appropriate measures. The introduction gives novices an excellent, although challenging, overview of the theoretical and methodological foundations of health measurement. Experienced clinicians and researchers will also find the introduction an excellent source of recent advances for developing and testing health measurement instruments. The book is intended for those planning clinical and research applications of health measures. It is also intended for students and those who develop health measures. The authors are recognized experts in the field. The authors follow a standard format for each measurement reviewed: title, author, year, purpose, conceptual basis, description, reliability and validity, alternative forms, reference standards, commentary, address, and references. Each chapter contains a summary table that compares the important features of the measurements reviewed in that chapter. The conclusion of each chapter summarizes the current state-of-the-art in that area of measurement and suggests directions for further development. This book is indispensable for those seeking a consumer's guide to health measures. The second editioncontains new chapters on measures of depression and mental status and a greatly expanded chapter on measures of general health status and quality of life. Because of the nature of the subject matter, the content of the reviews is very technical. However, the introductory and concluding sections of each chapter are written in an engaging and informative style.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David B. Schubot, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This second edition provides concise reviews of 88 sociomedical measurements, nearly twice the number reviewed in the 1987 first edition.
Purpose: This book was written as a guide to existing health measurement methods in the areas of physical disability and handicap, psychological well-being, social health, depression, mental status, pain, quality of life, and general health measurements. Given the current emphasis on outcomes research and accountability in healthcare, this book meets a major need for clinicians and researchers who are searching for appropriate measures.
Audience: The introduction gives novices an excellent, although challenging, overview of the theoretical and methodological foundations of health measurement. Experienced clinicians and researchers will also find the introduction an excellent source of recent advances for developing and testing health measurement instruments. The book is intended for those planning clinical and research applications of health measures. It is also intended for students and those who develop health measures. The authors are recognized experts in the field.
Features: The authors follow a standard format for each measurement reviewed: title, author, year, purpose, conceptual basis, description, reliability and validity, alternative forms, reference standards, commentary, address, and references. Each chapter contains a summary table that compares the important features of the measurements reviewed in that chapter. The conclusion of each chapter summarizes the current state-of-the-art in that area of measurement and suggests directions for further development.
Assessment: This book is indispensable for those seeking a consumer's guide to health measures. The second edition contains new chapters on measures of depression and mental status and a greatly expanded chapter on measures of general health status and quality of life. Because of the nature of the subject matter, the content of the reviews is very technical. However, the introductory and concluding sections of each chapter are written in an engaging and informative style.
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"Indispensable for those seeking a consumer's guide to health measures....Written in an engaging and informative style....'5 stars!'(highest rating)"--Doody Publishing


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195165678
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/9/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 565,292
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Background
Selection of Instruments for Review
Structure of the Book
Style and Content of the Reviews
Format for the Reviews
Evaluating a Health Measurement: the User's Perspective
2. The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement
The Evolution of Health Indicators
Types of Health Measurements
Theoretical Bases for Measurement
Numerical Estimates of Health: Scaling Methods
Psychometric Methods
Methods Derived from Economics and Decision Analysis
Identifying and Controlling Biases in Subjective Judgments
Conceptual Bases for Health Measurements
The Quality of a Measurement: Validity and Reliability
Assessing Validity
Criterion Validity
Construct Validity
Correlational Evidence
Factorial Validity
Group Differences and Sensitivity to Change
Construct Validation
Assessing Reliability
Internal Consistency
Interpreting Reliability Coefficients
Summary
References
3. Physical Disability and Handicap
The Evolution of Physical Disability Measurements
Scope of the Chapter
The Pulses Profile
The Barthel Index
The Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living, or
The Kenny Self-care Evaluation
The Physical Self-maintenance Scale
The Disability Interview Schedule
The Lambeth Disability Screening Questionnaire
The Oecd Long-term Disability Questionnaire
The Functional Status Rating System
A Rapid Disability Rating Scale
The Functional Status Index
The Patient Evaluation Conference System
The Functional Activities Questionnaire
The Health Assessment Questionnaire
The Mos Physical Functioning Measure
The Functional Independence Measure
Conclusion
4. Social Health
Social Adjustment and Social Roles
Social Support
Scope of the Chapter
The Social Relationship Scale
The Social Support Questionnaire
The Rand Social Health Battery
The Mos Social Support Survey
The Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire
The Duke Social Support and Stress Scale
The Katz Adjustment Scales
The Social Functioning Schedule
The Interview Schedule for Social Interaction
The Social Adjustment Scale
The Social Maladjustment Schedule
The Social Dysfunction Rating Scale
The Structured and Scaled Interview to Assess Maladjustment
Conclusion
5. Psychological Well-being
Scope of the Chapter
The Health Opinion Survey
The Twenty-two Item Screening Score of Psychiatric Symptoms
The Affect Balance Scale
The Positive and Negative Affect Scales
The Life Satisfaction Index
The Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale
The General Well-being Schedule
The Rand Mental Health Inventory
The Health Perceptions Questionnaire
The General Health Questionnaire
Conclusion
6. Anxiety
Theoretical Approaches to Anxiety
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety Measurements
The Manifest Anxiety Scale
The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale
The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
The Self-rating Anxiety Scale
The Anxiety Status Inventory
The Beck Anxiety Inventory
The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales
The State-trait Anxiety Inventory
7. Depression
Classifications of Depression
Measurement of Depression
Scope of the Chapter
The Beck Depression Inventory
The Self-rating Depression Scale
The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
The Geriatric Depression Scale
The Depression Adjective Check Lists
The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
The Brief Assessment Schedule-Depression
The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale
The Carroll Rating Scale for Depression
Conclusion
8. Mental Status Testing
Measurements of Cognition, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia
Scope of the Chapter
The Dementia Rating Scale
The Cognitive Capacity Screening Examination
The Clock Drawing Test
The Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale
The Information-memory-concentration Test
The Dementia Scale
The Mental Status Questionnaire
The Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
The Mini-mental State Examination
The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly
The Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly
The Cambridge Mental Disorders of the Elderly Examination
Conclusion
Additional Instruments
Screening Tests
Instruments for Clinical Application
Diagnostic Instruments
9. Pain Measurements
Theoretical Approaches to Pain
Approaches to Pain Measurement
Questionnaire Techniques
Behavioral Measurements of Pain
Analogue Methods
Scope of the Chapter
Visual Analogue Pain Rating Scales
The McGill Pain Questionnaire
The Medical Outcomes Study in Pain Measures
The Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire
The Back Pain Classification Scale
The Pain and Distress Scale
The Illness Behavior Questionnaire
The Pain Perception Profile
Conclusion
10. General Health Status and Quality of Life
Measuring Quality of Life
Scope of the Chapter
The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales
The Physical and Mental-Impairment-of-function Evaluation
The Functional Assessment Inventory
The Functional Living Index
The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy
The Eortc Quality of Life Questionnaire
The Quality-adjusted Time Without Symptoms and Toxicity Index
The Quality of Life Index
The Coop Charts for Primary Care Practices
Single-Item Health Indicators
The Functional Status Questionnaire
The Duke Health Profile
The Oars Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire
The Comprehensive Assessment and Referral Evaluation
The Multilevel Assessment Instrument
The Self-evaluation of Life Function Scale
The Sickness Impact Profile
The Nottingham Health Profile
The Short-form-36 Health Survey
The Short-form-12 Health Survey
The Disability and Distress Scale
The Quality of Well-being Scale
The Health Utilities Index
The Euroqol Eq-5d Quality of Life Scale
Conclusion
11. Recommendations and Conclusions
The Current Status of Mental Health Measurement
Guidelines for Developing Health Measurements
Final Remarks
Glossary of Technical Terms

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