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Titolo:
Valuation of life: A concept and a scale
Autore:
Lawton, MP; Moss, M; Hoffman, C; Kleban, MH; Ruckdeschel, K; Winter, L;
Indirizzi:
Philadelphia Geriatr Ctr, Polisher Res Inst, Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA Philadelphia Geriatr Ctr Philadelphia PA USA 19141 adelphia, PA 19141 USA Thomas Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA Thomas Jefferson Univ Philadelphia PA USA 19107 hiladelphia, PA 19107 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF AGING AND HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 13, anno: 2001,
pagine: 3 - 31
SICI:
0898-2643(200102)13:1<3:VOLACA>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HEALTH; HOPE; INSTRUMENT; HARDINESS; OUTCOMES; UTILITY; ADULTS; AGE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
41
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lawton, MP Philadelphia Geriatr Ctr, Polisher Res Inst, 5301 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA Philadelphia Geriatr Ctr 5301 Old York Rd Philadelphia PA USA 19141
Citazione:
M.P. Lawton et al., "Valuation of life: A concept and a scale", J AG HEALTH, 13(1), 2001, pp. 3-31

Abstract

Objectives: The objective was to derive and test the psychometric characteristics of a scale to measure Valuation of Life (VOL). Methods: Four samples were used in successive phases of exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, reliability and validity testing, and exploration of response-error effects. Estimates of Years of Desired Life were obtained under a variety of hypothetical quality-of-life (QOL)compromising conditions ofpoor health. Results: Confirmed 13-item (Positive VOL) and 6-item (Negative VOL) factors were obtained. A significant relationship between VOL and most Years of Desired Life estimates remained when demographic, health, quality of life, and mental health measures were controlled. Analysis of Negative VOL revealed that some respondents misunderstand the meaning of an agree response to negatively phrased items. Discussion: VOL is a cognitive-affective schema whose function as a mediator and moderator between health and end-of-life decisions deserves further research.

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