Measuring perceived meaningfulness in day centres for persons with mental illness

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Measuring perceived meaningfulness in day centres for persons with mental illness
Author(s) Nilsson, Ingeborg ; Argentzell, Elisabeth ; Sandlund, Mikael ; Leufstadius, Christel ; Eklund, Mona
Date 2010
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Abstract Rationale: As support in leading a meaningful and active life, a person with mental illness is often given the opportunity to attend a day centre. However, few studies have investigated the meaningfulness perceived by the person visiting a day centre. For such a purpose, a self-report instrument was developed. Aims: To explore whether perceived meaningfulness, as expressed in the recently developed instrument Evaluation of Perceived Meaning in Day Centers (EPM-DC), could be viewed as one dimension and also to investigate the psychometric properties of this instrument. Methods: Persons with mental illness attending five day centres in Sweden participated and completed the questionnaire. The data were analysed by Rasch analysis. Major findings: The study showed that the concept captured in the instrument could be viewed as unidimensional and the result gave preliminary evidence for sound psychometric properties. Principal conclusion: The results indicate promising signs of validity and reliability, but the suitability of self-reporting may be questioned.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2010.522592 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Host/Issue Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy; 4
Volume 18
ISSN 1103-8128
Pages 312-320
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Psychiatry
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11388 (link to this page)

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