Reliability and validity of a measure of work-related subjective experiences among people with psychiatric disabilities

Waghorn, Geoffrey, Harris, Meredith G., Gladman, Beverly, Hennesey, Nicole, Lloyd, Chris and Mowry, Bryan (2011) Reliability and validity of a measure of work-related subjective experiences among people with psychiatric disabilities. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18 3: 146-157.

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Author Waghorn, Geoffrey
Harris, Meredith G.
Gladman, Beverly
Hennesey, Nicole
Lloyd, Chris
Mowry, Bryan
Title Reliability and validity of a measure of work-related subjective experiences among people with psychiatric disabilities
Journal name International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-1645
1759-779X
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 3
Start page 146
End page 157
Total pages 12
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Mark Allen Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aims: To investigate aspects of the reliabtltty and validity of the Work-related Subjective
Expenences Scale (WSE-38), an instrument designed to help mental health professionals tailor mental health care to reduce employment restrictions.
Methods: Sixty community residents wtth schizophrema or schizoaffecttve disorder were recruited from a register of previous research participants in an existing genetics study of people with schizophrenia. The WSE-38 was administered via telephone interview, repeated two-five days later. Short-cycle test-retest reliablity, internal structure, and concurrent validity were assessed. Face validity, utility, consumer and clinician acceptability were examined qualitatively.
Findings: Short cycle test-retest reliability for most Items and the total score were found to be good to very good. Items with low reliability were removed. Concurrent validity was promising with respect to a range of relevant measures. Face validity, client acceptability, and user utility were adequate. Further scale development and modifications to admimstration instructions are indicated.
Conclusions: These results support further scale development and inform how it can be used for its intended purpose. Sensitivity to real change and predictive validity require ongoing investigation.
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