Body image in people with lower-limb amputation: a Rasch analysis of the Amputee Body Image Scale.

@article{Gallagher2007BodyII,
  title={Body image in people with lower-limb amputation: a Rasch analysis of the Amputee Body Image Scale.},
  author={Pamela Gallagher and Olga Horgan and Franco Franchignoni and Andrea Giordano and Malcolm MacLachlan},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={205-15}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Amputee Body Image Scale (ABIS) through Rasch analysis, investigating the quality of its rating categories and its reliability and validity. DESIGN The ABIS (20 items; ratings of 1-5) and Trinity Amputation Prosthesis Experience Scales (TAPES) were administered by post and completed by 145 people with a lower-limb amputation and currently wearing a prosthesis. RESULTS According to Rasch analysis and expert… CONTINUE READING

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