Measuring psychosocial aspects of well-being in older community residents: performance of four short scales.

@article{Steiner1996MeasuringPA,
  title={Measuring psychosocial aspects of well-being in older community residents: performance of four short scales.},
  author={Andrea Q Steiner and Kristiana Raube and Andreas E. Stuck and Harriet Udin Aronow and Dionna Draper and Laurence Z. Rubenstein and John C. Beck},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1996},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={54-62}
}
Given that the assessment of multiple dimensions of health/well-being can create respondent burden, assessment scales that are both effective and brief hold great attraction. In this study, we used Cronbach's alpha and correlational methods, including factor analysis, to evaluate the performance of four short scales measuring psychosocial aspects of well-being (depression, quality of life, sense of coherence, social support) in two samples of community-dwelling persons aged 75 and over (n = 414… CONTINUE READING

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