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Measuring perceived meaningfulness in day centres for persons with mental illness

Nilsson, Ingeborg; Argentzell, Elisabeth LU ; Sandlund, Mikael; Leufstadius, Christel LU and Eklund, Mona LU (2011) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 18(4). p.312-320
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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community psychiatry, instrument development, Rasch analysis
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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18
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312 - 320
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2014
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10.3109/11038128.2010.522592
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  author       = {Nilsson, Ingeborg and Argentzell, Elisabeth and Sandlund, Mikael and Leufstadius, Christel and Eklund, Mona},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {community psychiatry,instrument development,Rasch analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {312--320},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Measuring perceived meaningfulness in day centres for persons with mental illness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2010.522592},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2011},
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