The psychometric properties of the older people's quality of life questionnaire, compared with the CASP-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD

Bowling, Ann (2009) The psychometric properties of the older people's quality of life questionnaire, compared with the CASP-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2009(298950), . ISSN (print) 1687-7063

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Abstract

Purpose. To present the psychometric properties of a new measure of quality of life in older age, the Older People's Quality of Life (OPQOL) Questionnaire, compared with the CAPSE-19 and the WHOQOL-OLD. Design and Methods. The vehicle was three national population surveys of older people living at home in Britain, including a survey of ethnically diverse older people. Results. The OPQOL had acceptable levels of reliability and validity in British population samples of older people, but more modest in the ethnically diverse population sample. The CASP-19 and WHOQOL-OLD had acceptable levels of reliability and validity in the British population sample, but not in the ethnically diverse sample. Implications. The OPQOL has potential for use as a multidimensional population surveillance instrument for use with older populations, or as an outcome measure of multisector policy. Its strengths are that its development was embedded firmly in the perspectives of older people, integrated with theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article ID number: 298950
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 16:42
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:49
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/17233

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