The joint protection knowledge assessment: reliability and validity

Hammond, A ORCID: and Lincoln, N 1999, 'The joint protection knowledge assessment: reliability and validity' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62 (3) , pp. 117-122.

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The aim of this study was to design and test a multiple-choice questionnaire to assess the joint protection knowledge of people with rheumatoid arthritis. The questionnaire content was generated from a literature review and face validity was established. The correct answers for the items included in the Joint Protection Knowledge Questionnaire (JPKA) were identified in an inter-rater agreement study with 31 rheumatology occupational therapists. All the questions achieved significant agreement using Kendall's coefficient of concordance (p<0.0l for all items). The content validity was partially established using a panel of 18 rheumatology occupational therapists. A test-retest reliability study with 20 people with rheumatoid arthritis showed no significant difference on two tests at 2 month intervals (median JPKA score test 1 = 78.75%; test 2 = 85%: z = 1.39; P = 0.16). The JPKA is a reliable and valid assessment which can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of joint protection education programmes.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0308-0226
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Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 13:25
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:29

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