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The meaning of home questionnaire revisited : Psychometric analyses among people with Parkinson's disease reveals new dimensions

Andersson, Nilla LU ; Nilsson, Maria H. LU ; Slaug, Björn LU ; Oswald, Frank and Iwarsson, Susanne LU (2020) In PLoS ONE 15(12).
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BACKGROUND: Research addressing perceptions of housing in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is rare, and existing instruments capturing perceived aspects of housing are rarely used. Perceived housing comprises of several domains and is associated with health in general older populations. One such domain is meaning of home, captured by the Meaning of Home Questionnaire (MOH). The aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the MOH among people with PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MOH was administrated to 245 participants with PD (mean age = 69.9 years; mean PD duration = 9.7 years). The instrument consisted of four sub-scales with 28 items, each with 11 response options (strongly disagree = 0; strongly agree = 10). We... (More)

BACKGROUND: Research addressing perceptions of housing in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is rare, and existing instruments capturing perceived aspects of housing are rarely used. Perceived housing comprises of several domains and is associated with health in general older populations. One such domain is meaning of home, captured by the Meaning of Home Questionnaire (MOH). The aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the MOH among people with PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MOH was administrated to 245 participants with PD (mean age = 69.9 years; mean PD duration = 9.7 years). The instrument consisted of four sub-scales with 28 items, each with 11 response options (strongly disagree = 0; strongly agree = 10). We evaluated data quality, structural validity (factor analysis), construct validity (i.e., testing correlations with relevant constructs according to pre-defined hypotheses), corrected item total correlations, floor and ceiling effects and internal consistency. RESULTS: The data quality was high (0-1.2% missing data). The exploratory factor analysis suggested removal of five items and revealed three new factors; "My home is my castle", "My home is my prison" and "My home is my social hub". The 23-item MOH showed statistically significant correlations with life satisfaction, usability and ADL dependence, while not correlated with number of environmental barriers. These findings were largely as hypothesised, thus supporting construct validity (both convergent and discriminant). The corrected item total correlations were >0.3 for all items and the internal consistency was >0.70 for all sub-scales. No floor or ceiling effects were reported except for the sub-scale "My home is my castle" (ceiling effect = 15.6%). CONCLUSIONS: The 23-item MOH version with three new sub-scales is sufficiently reliable and valid for use in PD populations. This paves the way for further research of meaning of home among people with PD, using the 23-item MOH version.

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Perceived housing, accessibility and health among people ageing with Parkinson´s disease
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  abstract     = {<p>BACKGROUND: Research addressing perceptions of housing in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) is rare, and existing instruments capturing perceived aspects of housing are rarely used. Perceived housing comprises of several domains and is associated with health in general older populations. One such domain is meaning of home, captured by the Meaning of Home Questionnaire (MOH). The aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the MOH among people with PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MOH was administrated to 245 participants with PD (mean age = 69.9 years; mean PD duration = 9.7 years). The instrument consisted of four sub-scales with 28 items, each with 11 response options (strongly disagree = 0; strongly agree = 10). We evaluated data quality, structural validity (factor analysis), construct validity (i.e., testing correlations with relevant constructs according to pre-defined hypotheses), corrected item total correlations, floor and ceiling effects and internal consistency. RESULTS: The data quality was high (0-1.2% missing data). The exploratory factor analysis suggested removal of five items and revealed three new factors; "My home is my castle", "My home is my prison" and "My home is my social hub". The 23-item MOH showed statistically significant correlations with life satisfaction, usability and ADL dependence, while not correlated with number of environmental barriers. These findings were largely as hypothesised, thus supporting construct validity (both convergent and discriminant). The corrected item total correlations were &gt;0.3 for all items and the internal consistency was &gt;0.70 for all sub-scales. No floor or ceiling effects were reported except for the sub-scale "My home is my castle" (ceiling effect = 15.6%). CONCLUSIONS: The 23-item MOH version with three new sub-scales is sufficiently reliable and valid for use in PD populations. This paves the way for further research of meaning of home among people with PD, using the 23-item MOH version.</p>},
  author       = {Andersson, Nilla and Nilsson, Maria H. and Slaug, Björn and Oswald, Frank and Iwarsson, Susanne},
  issn         = {1932-6203},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  publisher    = {Public Library of Science},
  series       = {PLoS ONE},
  title        = {The meaning of home questionnaire revisited : Psychometric analyses among people with Parkinson's disease reveals new dimensions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242792},
  doi          = {10.1371/journal.pone.0242792},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2020},
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