• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Although Outcome Measurement has become an important tool in the evaluation of health promotion patient education and other health services interventions, problems remain in locating reliable measurements and scales. This book provides a unique compilation of more than 50 self-administered scales for measuring health behaviors, health status, self-efficacy, and health-care utilization.

Construction of Measures of Behaviors, Self-Efficacy, and Outcomes
Construction of measures of behaviors, self-efficacy, and outcomes

On the basis of the conceptual framework of the self-management intervention and outcomes presented in Chapter 1, a series of self-administered measures were developed to assess each of the concepts. This chapter describes the development of those measures. It outlines the concepts, describes the methods used to select or develop measures, and provides information on the variability, reliability, and validity of the measures, using baseline data from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).

Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework outlined in Chapter 1 was developed to organize the elements that enable a description of how well people are managing their chronic disease. These elements fall into three categories: behaviors, beliefs about self-efficacy, and ...

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