The "Spirit 8" successfully captured spiritual well-being in African palliative care: factor and Rasch analysis.

@article{Selman2012The8,
  title={The "Spirit 8" successfully captured spiritual well-being in African palliative care: factor and Rasch analysis.},
  author={L. Selman and Richard J. Siegert and I. Higginson and Godfrey Agupio and N. Dinat and J. Downing and L. Gwyther and Thandi Mashao and K. Mmoledi and Tony Moll and Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira and B. Ikin and R. Harding},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          434-43
        }
}
  • L. Selman, Richard J. Siegert, +10 authors R. Harding
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical epidemiology
  • OBJECTIVE To describe the dimensionality of a measure of spiritual well-being (SWB) (the "Spirit 8") in palliative care (PC) patients in South Africa and Uganda, and to determine SWB in this population. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Missoula Vitas Quality of Life Index (MVQOLI). Translated questionnaires were administered to consecutively recruited patients. Factor analysis and Rasch analysis were used to examine the dimensionality of eight items… CONTINUE READING

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