Psychometric properties of the Worker Role Self-assessment instrument used to evaluate unemployed people in Sweden

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dc.contributor.author Wästberg, Birgitta
dc.contributor.author Haglund, Lena
dc.contributor.author Eklund, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-07T09:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-07T09:27:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1103-8128
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/9283
dc.description.abstract The aim was to determine the psychometric properties of the new Worker Role Self-assessment (WRS) instrument. The content validity, utility, test–retest reliability, sensitivity to change, and predictive validity of the WRS were investigated in two subject samples, which were selected at work and pain rehabilitation clinics, respectively. One of these groups consisted of 23 clients and four occupational therapists, and the other comprised 83 clients. All clients in both samples were unemployed. The results showed that both the clients and the occupational therapists perceived the content validity and the utility of the WRS as good. The test–retest reliability showed mostly good to moderate agreement, and the internal consistency was satisfactory. One of the items showed predictive validity for work capacity, and the same item was sensitive to change. However, a ceiling effect reduced the utility and the sensitivity to change. Our findings indicate that the WRS is promising as a tool that clinicians can use to evaluate the capacity for return to work and for planning interventions, although some revisions are needed to counteract the ceiling effect.
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Psychometric properties of the Worker Role Self-assessment instrument used to evaluate unemployed people in Sweden en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/11038120902730166
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine::Public health medicine research areas en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 16 en
dc.format.ePage 246
dc.format.sPage 238
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