Measurement of Activity Participation for Persons With Schizophrenia Living in the Community
The purpose of the study is to develop a questionnaire on community occupational participation for persons with schizophrenia living in the community. In the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) recently revised by World Health Organization, activity participation is recognized as an important indication of health-related status. From the perspective of occupational therapy, the researcher intends to investigate the experiences of occupational participation among schizophrenic patients living in the community, and to develop a measuring tool for occupational participation accordingly.
The development of the Community Occupational Participation Questionnaire will be based on the result of a qualitative research project which the researcher is carrying out at the moment. The resultant questionnaire will provide a quantitative measure of community occupational participation for persons with schizophrenia, as well as a measurement tool of activity participation for health-related research studies. Furthermore, it may provide valuable information to the development of community psychiatric services.
This current study will take one year. Tasks to be accomplished include: building item pool, examining content validity of each item, pilot testing, item analysis, norm establishment, and testing reliability and validity. Data will be collected in different areas of Taiwan, and will be analyzed with the following methods: content validity ratio, item-total correlation, Cronbach’s alpha, and confirmatory factor analysis. The study will result in an occupational participation questionnaire with norm, validity and reliability.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00172731
|National Taiwan University|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Study Chair:||Chinyu Wu, PhD||Department of Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University|