Title: Psychometric properties of the HOME inventory using Rasch analysis
Authors : Glad, Johan
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Jergeby, Ulla
Gustafsson, Carina
Sonnander, Karin
Published in : Research on Social Work Practice
Volume(Issue) : 24
Issue : 2
Pages : 235
Pages to: 246
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: Jun-2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 361: Social work and welfare
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to explore psychometric properties of two versions of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory in a Swedish social service sample. Method: Social workers employed at 22 Swedish child protections agencies participated in the data collection. Both classic test theory approaches and Rasch analysis were used. Seventy-five (46 double) protocols of the Early Childhood version and 65 (43 double) protocols of the Middle Childhood version were obtained. Results: The interobserver reliability and Rasch reliability displayed acceptable results. Targeting was satisfying for the middle and more adequate home environments. However, there were mixed results concerning model fit. Conclusion: The scores may be used to identify families with inadequate home environments where children may be at risk.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/1049731513493518
ISSN: 1049-7315
1552-7581
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8408
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