An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people.

UTSePress Research/Manakin Repository

Search UTSePress Research


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Coast, Joanna en_US
dc.contributor.author Peters, Tim en_US
dc.contributor.author Natarajan, Lucy en_US
dc.contributor.author Sproston, Kerry en_US
dc.contributor.author Flynn, Terry en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:49:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:49:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003581 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Coast Joanna et al. 2008, 'An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people.', Springer, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 967-976. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0962-9343 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9470
dc.description.abstract The index of capability (ICECAP) was developed using in-depth interviews with 40 older people and comprises five attributes: attachment, security, enjoyment, role and control. This paper explores the construct validity of these five capability attributes. An interview survey was conducted with individuals aged 65 and over located across the UK. Data were analysed in six categories (socio-demographic variables and general well-being, contact with others, health, nature of the locality and environment, social support and participation) using chi-squared tests (for categorical variables) or one-way analysis of variance (for continuous variables). About 315 individuals were interviewed (response rate 66%). Relationships were generally as anticipated with, for example: strong relationships between age and capability and well-being and capability, but no relationships between capability and either sex or social class; strong relationships between physical measures of health and role, enjoyment and control, and between mental health measures and attachment and enjoyment. This study provides some early evidence for the construct validity of the ICECAP measure. Where anticipated relationships were not observed this might in part be explained in that the ICECAP index asks about capability, but the factors with which associations were examined were largely and inevitably measures of function. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-008-9372-z en_US
dc.title An assessment of the construct validity of the descriptive system for the ICECAP capability measure for older people. en_US
dc.parent Quality of Life Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 967 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 976 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.The Dean's Unit en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111702 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028397 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028400 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046744 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046745 en_US
dc.personcode 102815 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Aged Health Care en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Capability; Construct validity; Older people; UK en_US
dc.staffid 102815 en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record