Reliability, validity, and scoring of the health status questionnaire-12 version 2.0

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Abstract

Measuring health status as an indicator of individual, population, and community health is critical in reducing health disparities in populations. The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Health Status Questionnaire-12 (HSQ-12) Version 2.0. a brief self-reported health status instrument available within the public domain, in a lowincome sample (N = 7,793). The internal consistency reliability was .88. Initial and confirmatory factor analysis revealed two factors explaining 67% of the variance, interpreted as super scales of physical and mental health. Second order factor analysis isolated one factor explaining 82% of the variance, interpreted as a total health status. Comparison of subjects with and without disabilities using t tests and the Mann-Whitney U Test showed that the scale, super scale, and total scale scores differentiated significantly. The HSQ-12 is a reliable, valid. and low-cost measure of health status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-35
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of nursing measurement
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Health status
  • Instrument validation
  • Public domain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reliability, validity, and scoring of the health status questionnaire-12 version 2.0'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this