This Handbook fulfils a pressing need within the area of psychological measurement in diabetes research and practice by providing access to material which has either been widely dispersed through the psychological and medical literature or has not previously been published.
Journal articles describing the psychometric development of scales have rarely included the scales themselves but this book includes copies of scales and a wealth of additional information from unpublished theses, reports and recent manuscripts.
You will find information about the reliability, validity, scoring, norms, and use of the measures in previous research presented in one volume.
The Handbook is designed to help researchers and clinicians:
· To select scales suitable for their purposes
· To administer and score the scales correctly
· To interpret the results appropriately.
Dr. Clare Bradley is Reader in Health Psychology and Director of the Diabetes Research Group at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Dr. Bradley and her research group have designed, developed and used a wide variety of measures of psychological processes and outcomes. Many of these measures have been designed and developed specifically for people with diabetes. Together with diabetes-specific psychological measures developed by other researchers internationally, these instruments have played an important part in facilitating patient-centred approaches to diabetes research and clinical practice.
Table of Contents
Section 1: An Introduction to Issues and Choices. C. Bradley, An Introduction to the Guide to Psychological Measurement in Diabetes Research and Practice. C. Todd, C. Bradley, Evaluating the Design and Development of Psychological Scales. C. Bradley, Translation of Questionnaires for Use in Different Languages and Cultures. T. Posner, Qualitative Methods in Psychosocial Research. Section 2. Quality of Life, Well-being and Satisfaction Measures. A.M. Jacobson and The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group, The Diabetes Quality of Life Measure. C. Bradley, The Well-being Questionnaire. C. Bradley, Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire: (DTSQ). A. Irvine, D. Cox, L. Gonder-Frederick, The Fear of Hypoglycaemia Scale. Section 3: Knowledge and Cognitive Function. L.J. Beeney, S.M. Dunn, G. Welch, Measurement of Diabetes Knowledge C.M. Ryan, Measures of Cognitive Function. Section 4: Measures of Attitudes and Beliefs. G. Welch, S.M. Dunn, L.J. Beeney, The ATT39: A Measure of Psychological Adjustment to Diabetes. K.S. Lewis, C. Bradley, Measures of Diabetes-specific Health Beliefs. C. Bradley, Measures of Perceived Control of Diabetes. Section 5: Measures of Behaviour and Composite Measures. R.E. Glasgow, Social-environmental Factors in Diabetes: Barriers to Diabetes Self-care. D.J. Toobert, R.E. Glasgow, Assessing Diabetes Self-management: The Summary of Diabetes Self-care Activities Questionnaire. Section 6: Use and Abuse of Psychological Measures. C. Bradley, Adapting Scales and Procedures: The Limits of Reliability and Validity. Appendix: Additional Measures Including Recently Developed and Newly Designed Scales. Author Index. Subject Index.