An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people.

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dc.contributor.author Coast, J
dc.contributor.author Peters, T
dc.contributor.author Natarajan, L
dc.contributor.author Sproston, K
dc.contributor.author Flynn, TN
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:49:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Quality of Life Research, 2008, 17 (7), pp. 967 - 976
dc.identifier.issn 0962-9343
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9470
dc.description.abstract The index of capability (ICECAP) was developed using in-depth interviews with 40 older people and comprises five attributes: attachment, security, enjoyment, role and control. This paper explores the construct validity of these five capability attributes. An interview survey was conducted with individuals aged 65 and over located across the UK. Data were analysed in six categories (socio-demographic variables and general well-being, contact with others, health, nature of the locality and environment, social support and participation) using chi-squared tests (for categorical variables) or one-way analysis of variance (for continuous variables). About 315 individuals were interviewed (response rate 66%). Relationships were generally as anticipated with, for example: strong relationships between age and capability and well-being and capability, but no relationships between capability and either sex or social class; strong relationships between physical measures of health and role, enjoyment and control, and between mental health measures and attachment and enjoyment. This study provides some early evidence for the construct validity of the ICECAP measure. Where anticipated relationships were not observed this might in part be explained in that the ICECAP index asks about capability, but the factors with which associations were examined were largely and inevitably measures of function.
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s11136-008-9372-z
dc.title An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Quality of Life Research
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.volume 17
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 967 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 976 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.The Dean's Unit en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111702 Aged Health Care
dc.personcode 102815
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Aged Health Care en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Capability; Construct validity; Older people; UK en_US
dc.description.keywords Capability
dc.description.keywords Construct validity
dc.description.keywords Older people
dc.description.keywords UK
dc.description.keywords Capability
dc.description.keywords Construct validity
dc.description.keywords Older people
dc.description.keywords UK
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Study of Choice


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