Development and validation of the positive affect and well-being scale for the neurology quality of life (Neuro-QOL) measurement system

John M. Salsman*, David E Victorson, Seung W. Choi, Amy H. Peterman, Allen Walter Heinemann, Cindy J Nowinski, David Cella

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Purpose To develop and validate an item-response theory- based patient-reported outcomes assessment tool of positive affect and well-being (PAW). This is part of a larger NINDS-funded study to develop a health-related quality of life measurement system across major neurological disorders, called Neuro-QOL. Methods Informed by a literature review and qualitative input from clinicians and patients, item pools were created to assess PAW concepts. Items were administered to a general population sample (N = 513) and a group of individuals with a variety of neurologic conditions (N = 581) for calibration and validation purposes, respectively. Results A 23-item calibrated bank and a 9-item short form of PAW was developed, reflecting components of positive affect, life satisfaction, or an overall sense of purpose and meaning. The Neuro-QOL PAW measure demonstrated sufficient unidimensionality and displayed good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, model fit, convergent and discriminant validity, and responsiveness. Conclusion The Neuro-QOL PAW measure was designed to aid clinicians and researchers to better evaluate and understand the potential role of positive health processes for individuals with chronic neurological conditions. Further psychometric testing within and between neurological conditions, as well as testing in non-neurologic chronic diseases, will help evaluate the generalizability of this new tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2569-2580
Number of pages12
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Neurology
Quality of Life
Patient Outcome Assessment
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Nervous System Diseases
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Nervous System
Calibration
Chronic Disease
Research Personnel
Health
Population

Keywords

  • Measurement
  • Neurological conditions
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Positive affect
  • Psychological well-being
  • Quality of life

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Development and validation of the positive affect and well-being scale for the neurology quality of life (Neuro-QOL) measurement system. / Salsman, John M.; Victorson, David E; Choi, Seung W.; Peterman, Amy H.; Heinemann, Allen Walter; Nowinski, Cindy J; Cella, David.

In: Quality of Life Research, Vol. 22, No. 9, 01.11.2013, p. 2569-2580.

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