Rasch analysis of Minimum Data Set mandated in skilled nursing facilities.

@article{Wang2008RaschAO,
  title={Rasch analysis of Minimum Data Set mandated in skilled nursing facilities.},
  author={Ying-Chih Wang and Katherine L Byers and Craig A Velozo},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1385-99}
}
This study examined the construct validity of the physical functioning and cognition scales of the federally mandated Minimum Data Set (MDS) via Rasch analysis. We performed a secondary analysis of retrospective MDS data collected by the Department of Veteran Affairs Austin Automation Center. Items demonstrated unidimensionality and represented two separate constructs: physical functioning and cognition. The physical functioning items showed good psychometric properties and covered a wide range… CONTINUE READING