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={Lucy Ellen Selman and Richard John Siegert and Irene J Higginson and Godfrey Agupio and Natalya Dinat and Julia Downing and Liz Gwyther and Thandi Mashao and Keletso Mmoledi and Tony Moll and Lydia Mpanga Sebuyira and Barbara Ikin and Richard Harding},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={434-43}
}
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