dc.contributor.author Kersten, P
dc.contributor.author White, PJ
dc.contributor.author Tennant, A
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-23T20:32:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-23T20:33:07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-23T20:33:31Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-23T20:42:00Z
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dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-09T03:16:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-23T20:32:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-23T20:33:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-23T20:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-23T20:42:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-23T20:42:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-09T03:16:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2011-10-08
dc.date.issued 2011-11-24
dc.identifier.citation Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 34, No. 6 , Pages 503-509
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/3057
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) measure is recommended to evaluate the quality of care. However, there is no evidence that it is valid in rehabilitation. Aims were to examine the internal construct (factorial) validity of the CARE in the assessment of the patient-therapist relationship. Method: CARE data were part of an experimental study of acupuncture and different currently used acupuncture placebo controls, including 213 patients (age 66.8, SD 8.3, 58% female) with chronic stable hip or knee pain of mechanical origin, waiting for a joint replacement. CARE was completed two weeks into the study and on completion, two weeks later. Data analysis: Cronbach alpha, factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Results: Internal construct validity was supported (82% of variance explained by the first factor; fit to the Rasch model χ( 2 ) = 18.2, P = 0.57). CARE was unidimensional, had local independence of items, good item fit, absence of Differential Item Functioning and invariance over time. Three percent of people did not complete items 9 & 10. Conclusions: CARE satisfied strict criteria for internal construct validity. An interval scale transformation is available that can be used in clinical practice and research. Further work is required to investigate item non-response and how this may be dealt with in clinical settings. [Box: see text].
dc.language ENG
dc.publisher AUT University; Informa Healthcare
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2647
dc.relation.replaces 10292/2647
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2648
dc.relation.replaces 10292/2648
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2649
dc.relation.replaces 10292/2649
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2652
dc.relation.replaces 10292/2652
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/10292/2653
dc.relation.replaces 10292/2653
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2011.610493
dc.rights Copyright © Informa Healthcare, 2011. Authors retain the right to place his/her post-publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository for non commercial purposes. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version)
dc.subject Patient-reported outcome measures; Empathy; Validity; Rasch analysis; Consultation and relational empathy; Health care quality measure; Professional-patient relations; Validation process
dc.title The consultation and relational empathy measure: an investigation of its scaling structure.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/09638288.2011.610493

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