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eBook Measuring Health: Guide to Rating Scales and Questionnaires ePub

by Ian McDowell,Claire Newell

  • ISBN: 0195041011
  • Category: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Ian McDowell,Claire Newell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 21, 1987)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1170 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1148 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 896

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If you wanted a book about health scales but not about SPECIFIC health scales, then I would go for Streiner and Norman.

should be required reading for all. newcomers to the subject and might well repay the occasional visit from older hands to. -Public Health. Ian McDowell is at University of Ottawa. If you wanted a book about health scales but not about SPECIFIC health scales, then I would go for Streiner and Norman.

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The authors discuss the validity and reliability of each method, showing readers how to select the most.

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Many measurement tools have been developed, and choosing among them is difficult.

ISBN 13: 9780195103717. McDowell, Ian; Newell, Claire. ISBN 10: 0195103718 ISBN 13: 9780195103717.

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Bringing together widely scattered information on health measurement techniques, this practical reference guide helps the reader choose, administer, and score available questionnaires rating scales. Reviewing 50 measurement instruments, it describes their purpose and conceptual basis, reliability and validity, and shows a copy of the scale. The book will be welcomed as much for its accurate and thorough descriptions as for its suggestions for improving the quality of current measurement techniques.

Comments

LoboThommy LoboThommy
... Which is suppose is not a big deal for a book that has to cover all of health. It did describe 8 scales that covered anxiety in general, however. If I needed to chose a scale to measure anxiety for an important project then I would definitely see what this book had to offer. If you wanted a book about health scales but not about SPECIFIC health scales, then I would go for Streiner and Norman.

My copy of the book seemed to have been printed with a laser printer and not had the toner fused to the paper. The print smudged if I rubbed it with a finger and I could completely erase a word if I tried to use a highlighter pen to highlight it! It was, "Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper". Oopsie. Maybe they could learn something from Alphapress and have their books printed on demand by Amazon!

The introduction to the Anxiety chapter made a nonsensical and unreferenced distinction between anxiety and fear. It also makes naive comments about who uses dimensional and categorical scales.

I recommend that if you are thinking of getting this book, that you first consider Measures for Clinical Practice and Research by Fischer and Corcoran, also published by OUP, but printed with actual ink. It is huge, 2 volumes, about 1400 pages, and has lots more scales.
Levion Levion
If your work place is like mine there is an abundance of assessment forms available. We use them daily,weekly or yearly on our clients to access physical and mental wellbeing for treatment or research. But are you using the best assessment available? Are the otcome scores reliable? This book gathers a range of tested, reliable & valid health assessments in a handy (and very heavy) guide. It has been fun & interesting to check what assessments I use against their original purpose. Some I use have been 'adapted' and I found the originals easier to follow (and reassuringly valid in these days of "Evidence based Practice"). I also enjoy the commentaries as it makes me think about possible research I could do and what issues I might need to consider. There are lots of descriptors and some reproductions of the scale or questionairre (good to check against what is on your database), the talk about reliability & validity are not too heavy. A great book to dip into and a good read.
Ceroelyu Ceroelyu
Good sources of currently available and evaluated scales.
Kamuro Kamuro
Very comprehensive book. I find it very useful.
I would certainly recommend to others.
Practical examples of questionnaires given throughout the book
Fiarynara Fiarynara
The text is easy to read. I purchased it as required reading for a doctoral course I am taking. The text covers a sufficient amount of information to complement the course. Would have preferred a softback version as I frequently flip through the text and would like to be able to lay the book flat.