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Can J Occup Ther. 2001 Dec;68(5):290-300.

[Psychometric properties of a psychological well-being test for people with physical impairments].

[Article in French]

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Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec, 525 Boul. Hamel, Québec (Québec), G1M 2S8.


Measuring the psychological well-being of people with physical impairments could provide relevant information to occupational therapists. The aim of this study was to verify psychometric properties of a psychological well-being test called Test de personnalité PER (PER). This test was administered to two samples of people with physical impairments. Two time measurements were collected within a group of 36 individuals and one single measure within another group of 79 individuals. Comparisons between time measurements, between groups and with the normative group of the PER were performed in an attempt to verify the sensitivity, the capacity to discriminate between known groups, and the construct validity of the PER. One section of the Sickness Impact Profile measuring psychological well-being was administered to the same groups to verify the concurrent criterion validity of the PER. The results indicate that the PER has sufficient psychometric qualities.

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