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Reliability and Validity of the Neurorehabilitation Experience Questionnaire for Inpatients

Kneebone, II, Hull, SL, McGurk, R and Cropley, M (2012) Reliability and Validity of the Neurorehabilitation Experience Questionnaire for Inpatients Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 26 (7). pp. 834-841.

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Background. Patient-centered measures of the inpatient neurorehabilitation experience are needed to assess services. Objective. The objective of this study was to develop a valid and reliable Neurorehabilitation Experience Questionnaire (NREQ) to assess whether neurorehabilitation inpatients experience service elements important to them. Methods. Based on the themes established in prior qualitative research, adopting questions from established inventories and using a literature review, a draft version of the NREQ was generated. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with 9 patients and 26 staff from neurological rehabilitation units to establish face validity. Then, 70 patients were recruited to complete the NREQ to ascertain reliability (internal and test-retest) and concurrent validity. Results. On the basis of the face validity testing, several modifications were made to the draft version of the NREQ. Subsequently, internal reliability (time 1 α = .76, time 2 α = .80), test retest reliability (r = 0.70), and concurrent validity (r = 0.32 and r = 0.56) were established for the revised version. Whereas responses were associated with positive mood (r = 0.30), they appeared not to be influenced by negative mood, age, education, length of stay, sex, functional independence, or whether a participant had been a patient on a unit previously. Conclusions. Preliminary validation of the NREQ suggests promise for use with its target population.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date : 9 February 2012
Identification Number : 10.1177/1545968311431962
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Additional Information : Published in Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, 26(7), 834-841, 2012. Copyright 2012 Sage Publciations. Available at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Oct 2013 11:21
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:46

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