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Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research 6/2013

01-08-2013 | Brief Communication

Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire for general use in New Zealand: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis

Auteurs: Christian U. Krägeloh, Paula Kersten, D. Rex Billington, Patricia Hsien-Chuan Hsu, Daniel Shepherd, Jason Landon, Xuan Joanna Feng

Gepubliceerd in: Quality of Life Research | Uitgave 6/2013

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Abstract

Purpose

The present study validated the abbreviated version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire for general use in New Zealand.

Methods

A random postal sample from the national electoral roll was used, and 808 questionnaires were returned. Psychometric properties of the instrument were assessed, including tests of the four-domain factor structure using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis.

Results

Goodness-of-fit from the confirmatory factor analysis were good, and the overall conclusion of the Rasch analysis supported the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) findings after dealing with problems of threshold ordering, local dependency, and differential item functioning (DIF).

Conclusions

The WHOQOL-BREF is valid for general use in New Zealand. In the future work, the WHOQOL-BREF domain scores should either be analyzed using non-parametric statistics or data should be fitted to the Rasch model to derive interval person estimates.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Validation of the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life questionnaire for general use in New Zealand: confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis
Auteurs
Christian U. Krägeloh
Paula Kersten
D. Rex Billington
Patricia Hsien-Chuan Hsu
Daniel Shepherd
Jason Landon
Xuan Joanna Feng
Publicatiedatum
01-08-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer Netherlands
Gepubliceerd in
Quality of Life Research / Uitgave 6/2013
Print ISSN: 0962-9343
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2649
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-012-0265-9