Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 19, Issue 1 (February 2000)

Development of a Basic QOL Scale: For healthy persons Yasuho Fukumoto 1 , Yasuhiko Egusa 2 , Makoto Sekiya 2 1Kyushu University of Health and Welfare 2Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare Keyword: QOL , 評価尺度 , 健常成人 , Quality of life , Evaluation scale , Healthy persons pp.24-31
Published Date 2000/2/15
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 We studied the validity and reliability of a Basic QOL Scale (BAQL) on the hypothesis that QOL has a structural concept. This scale contains 14 items of daily living and one evaluative item. This study involved a total of 796 persons, including 512 students, 163 teaching staff, and 121 elderly people from the general population.

 An internal consistency method showed a high score of Cronbachα; 0.904, and the item analysis showed a high score in correlation between each item (Pearson's coefficient and multiple regressionβ coefficient, p<0. 01). This scale identified people, who expresses these feelings, to be above 65%.

 These results demonstrated validity and reliability verification. However, BAQL was somehow affected by age and showed an irregular construction in factor analysis between students, teaching staff and elderly persons. Therefore, we strongly suggest a standardization of age brackets. Each score needs some consideration of interpretation, because the basic scores differ from each other.

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19巻1号 (2000年2月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会