Measuring perceived meaningfulness in day centres for persons with mental illness
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 18, no 4, 312-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Rationale: As support in leading a meaningful and active life, a person with mental illness is often given the opportunity to attend a day centre. However, few studies have investigated the meaningfulness perceived by the person visiting a day centre. For such a purpose, a self-report instrument was developed.
Aims: To explore whether perceived meaningfulness, as expressed in the recently developed instrument Evaluation of Perceived Meaning in Day Centers (EPM-DC), could be viewed as one dimension and also to investigate the psychometric properties of this instrument.
Methods: Persons with mental illness attending five day centres in Sweden participated and completed the questionnaire. The data were analysed by Rasch analysis.
Major findings: The study showed that the concept captured in the instrument could be viewed as unidimensional and the result gave preliminary evidence for sound psychometric properties.
Principal conclusion: The results indicate promising signs of validity and reliability, but the suitability of self-reporting may be questioned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 18, no 4, 312-320 p.
Community psychiatry, instrument development, Rasch analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41038DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2010.522592PubMedID: 20961265OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41038DiVA: diva2:404330