University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Assessing subjective change in chronic illness: An examination of response shift in health-related and goal-oriented subjective status

Yardley, L and Dibb, B (2007) Assessing subjective change in chronic illness: An examination of response shift in health-related and goal-oriented subjective status Psychology and Health, 22 (7). pp. 813-828.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This study examined changes over time on scales from the Short Form 36 (SF-36) and a new measure of goal-oriented subjective status (the GOSS) which assessed perceived rate of goal approach. Our aim was to determine whether adaptation to a moderately disabling chronic illness was associated with response shift. We also investigated predictors of response shift. At baseline, 301 members of a self-help group for people with Mnire's disease completed the GOSS and SF-36 scales, and potential predictors of response shift. At 10-month follow-up, respondents completed the GOSS and SF-36 again in the conventional manner, and as a Then-test. The GOSS was the only scale that indicated subjective improvement between baseline and follow-up. Then-test results suggested substantial response shift on the SF-36. Severe symptoms and social comparison predicted greater response shift. Less response shift was seen in those with a longer time since diagnosis, longer membership of the self-help group and higher baseline levels of self-esteem and optimism.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Yardley, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dibb, Bb.dibb@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2007
Identification Number : 10.1080/14768320601124808
Uncontrolled Keywords : Chronic illness, Psychological adjustment, Questionnaires, Response shift, Social comparison
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:46
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/829126

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800