Development of a brief measure of generativity and ego-integrity for use in palliative care settings
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Objective: To develop and test a brief measure of Generativity and Ego-Integrity that is suitable for use in palliative care settings. Methods: Two measures of Generativity and Ego-Integrity were modified and combined to create a new 11-item questionnaire which was then administered to 143 adults. A principal components analysis with oblique rotation was performed in order to identify underlying components that can best account for variation in the 11 questionnaire items. Results: The two-component solution was consistent with the items that, on conceptual grounds, were intended to comprise the two constructs assessed by the questionnaire. Conclusions: Results suggest that the selected 11 items were good representatives of the larger scales from which they were selected, and they are expected to provide a useful means of measuring these concepts near the end of life.
Palliative and Supportive Care
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Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology