Measurement

Comparison of the CIQ and CHART Short Form in assessing community integration in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: a pilot study.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the validity of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) in measuring community integration in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) through its comparison with the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART-SF). DESIGN: Correlational analysis. SETTING: Tertiary care rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight individuals with chronic SCI who completed the CIQ […]

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Community integration: conceptualisation and measurement.

PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the conceptualisation of community integration as proposed in the literature, to review select measures of community integration that have been frequently used in disability and rehabilitation, and finally, to discuss future directions for community integration research. METHOD: Review of select measures published in PsycInfo- and PubMed-indexed literature representing a […]

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The costs and benefits to participants in community partnerships: a paradox?

This article examines the degree of stakeholder participation in health and social partnership schemes in relation to their perceptions of benefits, costs, satisfaction, commitment, and ownership. The findings suggest that (a) involvement, commitment, and sense of ownership were invariably associated with high benefits and mostly with low costs; (b) benefits, commitment, and ownership might be […]

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Development and psychometric properties of the Glasgow Depression Scale for people with a Learning Disability. Individual and career supplement versions.

Background: There is no reliable and valid self-report measure of depressive symptoms for people with learning disabilities. AIMS: To develop a scale for individuals with learning disability, and a supplementary scale for carers. Methods: Items were generated from a range of assessment scales and through focus groups. A draft scale was piloted and field tested […]

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