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Development of the Vulnerability Scale.
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PMID:  9238935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Developing a new data collection scale is a time- and labor-intensive process. Initially, the items may be developed from a review of the appropriate literature, clinical expertise of the developer, in-depth interviewing of potential subjects, or any combination of these techniques. Next, evidence of the validity (content-related, construct-related, and criterion-related), internal consistency reliability, and reliability of the scale must be established. The new scale may be administered to one or two small samples (pilot studies) before it is ready for use with a larger group. Gathering evidence regarding the scale's validity and reliability with different groups and consequent revision are ongoing processes. In this article, the authors describe how this process was followed in developing the Vulnerability Scale.
M L Ellett; R J Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1042-895X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Publication Date:    1997 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-28     Completed Date:  1997-08-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915377     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Indiana University School of Nursing, Family Health, Indianapolis 46202-5107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent Psychology*
Attitude to Health*
Chronic Disease / nursing*,  psychology
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Life Change Events
Nursing Assessment / standards*
Questionnaires / standards*

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