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Title: Psychometric limitations of the 13-item Sense of Coherence Scale assessed by Rasch analysis
Authors : Lerdal, Anners
Opheim, Randi
Gay, Caryl L.
Moum, Bjørn
Fagermoen, May Solveig
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Published in : BMC Psychology
Volume(Issue) : 5
Issue : 18
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 8-Jun-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Open peer review
Language : English
Subjects : Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Psychometrics; Rasch analysis; Reliability; Sense of coherence; Validity; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Female; Human; Male; Middle aged; Norway; Quality of life; Reproducibility of result; Surveys and questionnaire; Young adult; Personality Test
Subject (DDC) : 150: Psychology
Abstract: A person's sense of coherence (SOC) reflects their perception that the world is meaningful and predictable, and impacts their ability to deal with stressors in a health-promoting manner. A valid, reliable, and sensitive measure of SOC is needed to advance health promotion research based on this concept. The 13-item Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-13) is widely used, but we reported in a previous evaluation its psychometric limitations when used with adults with morbid obesity. To determine whether the identified limitations were specific to that population or also generalize to other populations, we have replicated our prior study design and analysis in a new sample of adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1186/s40359-017-0187-y
ISSN: 2050-7283
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