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Measurement of Activity Participation for Persons With Schizophrenia Living in the Community

This study has been completed.
National Science Council, Taiwan
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 20, 2005
Last verified: February 2005

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 Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:
First, the participants were informed the right and how to fill the self-report survey questionnare in. And then they began to complete the questionnare. After finishing it, the participants gave the questionnare back to the examinor and got a gift as a reward.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • person with Schizophrenia
  • Must be able to read Chinese
  • Majorly living in community
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172731

National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Study Chair: Chinyu Wu, PhD Department of Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00172731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701289
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 20, 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 22, 2017