Reliability of a composite measure of social inclusion for people with psychiatric disabilities
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Aim: To assess the reliability of the components of a proposed composite measure of social inclusion for people with psychiatric disabilities. Method: The interview covered sociodemographics, domain-specific socially valued role functioning, social support, stigma experiences, integration within the immediate psychosocial rehabilitation community, and integration within the wider neighbourhood community. Participants (n1 = 28; n2 = 26) were recruited from a psychosocial rehabilitation setting. The candidate measures were assessed for short-cycle test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Results: Several items were identified for removal from the stigma experiences and community integration subscales because of low test-retest reliability or for having not sufficiently contributed to internal consistency. Conclusions: The promising test-retest and internal consistency results warrant continuing the psychometric development of the composite measures of social inclusion and its applicability to community residents with psychiatric disabilities.
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
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