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Subjective and objective quality of life assessment: responsiveness, response bias, and resident: proxy concordance

Perry, Jonathan and Felce, David John 2002. Subjective and objective quality of life assessment: responsiveness, response bias, and resident: proxy concordance. Mental Retardation 40 (6) , pp. 445-456. 10.1352/0047-6765(2002)040<0445:saoqol>2.0.co;2

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Abstract

Low language ability and response bias are frequently cited as impediments to valid responding to items on interview schedules. Structured interviews with a random sample of 154 adults with mental retardation showed that around two thirds of respondents were either unable to respond or exhibited response bias. There was a significant difference in scores on the Adaptive Behavior Scale between those who exhibited response bias and those who did not. In cases of nonresponse or response bias, the substitution of the respondent with a proxy respondent has been proposed as an alternative method of gathering subjective data. In this study concordance between individuals' responses and those of proxies was low on a subjective measure and high on an objective scale.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation, Psychological Adult Aged Attitude to Health, Bias (Epidemiology), England/epidemiology, Female, Humans, Intellectual, Disability/epidemiology, Intellectual Disability/psychology, Intellectual Disability/rehabilitation*, Language Development Disorders/epidemiology, Language Development Disorders/psychology, Language Development Disorders/rehabilitation, Male Middle Aged, Personality Assessment/statistics & numerical data, Psychometrics, Quality of Life*/psychology, Reproducibility of Results, Residential Facilities/statistics & numerical data, Wales/epidemiology
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN: 0047-6765
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68444

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