The factor structure and cross-sectional distributional properties of the beth Israel/UCLA functional status questionnaire

Paul R. Yarnold*, Fred B. Bryant, Andrew B. Repasy, Gary J Martin

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Abstract

The functional status of ambulatory patients is an important correlate of their emotional and physical well-being and is subject to influence by the delivery of health care. First, the present study obtains a profile on the FSQ for a large sample of young, healthy adults (N=508 college undergraduates), for use as an "empirical standard" against which to evaluate the effect of disease or injury on an individual's functional status. Second, cross-sectional analyses contrast distributional features of responses to the FSQ between (a) the present younger, healthy sample and (b) a previously published, older ambulatory patient sample. These analyses suggest that the FSQ has acceptable discriminant validity for intergroup comparisons. Finally, confirmatory structural analyses suggest that the theoretical six-factor model hypothesized to underlie responses to the FSQ has a modest, yet acceptable, goodness of fit to actual data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-153
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991

Keywords

  • college students
  • distributional analyses
  • functional status
  • normative standards
  • structural analyses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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