Evidence for inadequate construct validity of the Disease Repercussions Profile in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Citation
W. Taylor et al., Evidence for inadequate construct validity of the Disease Repercussions Profile in people with rheumatoid arthritis, RHEUMATOLOG, 40(7), 2001, pp. 757-762
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Rheumatology
Journal title
RHEUMATOLOGY
ISSN journal
1462-0324 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
757 - 762
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-0324(200107)40:7<757:EFICVO>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Objective. To re-evaluate the construct validity of the Disease Repercussio ns Profile (DRP), a measure of handicap in arthritis populations, Methods. We used the multitrait-multimethod approach to determine convergen t and discriminant validity in a postal survey of randomly selected patient s with rheumatoid arthritis who had attended the Wellington Regional Rheuma tology Unit since 1988. Respondents (n = 142) completed the following self- report instruments: Disease Repercussions Profile, EuroQol EQ-5D, Health As sessment Questionnaire, London Handicap Scale and WHOQOL-BREV. Results and conclusions. The pattern of correlation supported the construct validity of the dichotomous response question (DRP domain affected or not) for the activity and relationships domain, provided ambiguous support for the appearance and emotion domain and no support for the social and financi al domains. There was no support for construct validity of any of the domai ns on the importance rating part of the DRP. We suggest that the DRP be int erpreted cautiously in aggregated group data.