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Quality of Life Research

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 137–144

First Online: 22 January 2012Accepted: 05 January 2012DOI: 10.1007-s11136-012-0116-8

Cite this article as: Stevelink, S.A.M., Terwee, C.B., Banstola, N. et al. Qual Life Res 2013 22: 137. doi:10.1007-s11136-012-0116-8

Abstract

PurposeTo test the psychometric properties of the Participation Scale P-scale among people with various disabling conditions in Eastern Nepal.

MethodsA sample of 153 individuals with disabling conditions was selected through systematic random sampling. The following psychometric properties were tested: structural validity explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses, internal consistency, inter-tester reliability, construct validity and floor and ceiling effects.

ResultsThe explanatory factor analysis indicated a two-factor structure ‘work-related participation’ and ‘general participation’. The confirmatory factor analysis suggested good model fit. The internal consistency measured with Cronbach’s alpha was 0.93 for the whole scale and 0.78 and 0.93 for the subscales. The inter-tester reliability coefficient was 0.90. All hypothesized correlations were as expected confirming the construct validity of the scale. No floor or ceiling effects were identified for the whole scale; only the subscale ‘work-related participation’ showed a ceiling effect.

ConclusionThe results of the analyses suggest that the psychometric properties of the P-scale are sufficient in the context of Eastern Nepal. Use of the P-scale will require re- confirmation of its validity in each new cultural context.

KeywordsDisability Instrument Participation Psychometric properties Reliability Validity AbbreviationsCFAConfirmatory factor analysis

CFIComparative Fit Index

CHARTCraig Handicap Assessment Reporting Technique

CIConfidence interval

EFAExplanatory factor analysis

HRQLHealth related quality of life

IMPACT-SICF Measure of Activity and Participation-Screener

IPAImpact on Participation and Autonomy

KAPKeele Assessment of Participation

LHSLondon Handicap Scale

LIFE-HAssessment of Life Habits

NSNot significant

PAR-PROParticipation Profile

PARTS-MParticipation Survey-Mobility

PCAPrincipal component analysis

PHQPerceived Handicap Questionnaire

PM-PACParticipation Measure for Post Acute Care

P-scaleParticipation Scale

PWDPersons with a disability

SDStandard deviation

SPSSStatistical Package for the Social Sciences

TLITucker–Lewis Fit Index

UKUnited Kingdom

USAUnited States of America

VASVisual Analogue Scale

VDCVillage Development Committee

WHOWorld Health Organization

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Autor: S. A. M. Stevelink - C. B. Terwee - N. Banstola - W. H. van Brakel

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