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Spirituality Index of Well-Being Scale: development and testing of a new measure.
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PMID:  12485549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Spirituality Index of Well-Being (SIWB) Scale in a patient population. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. POPULATION: Community-dwelling elderly individuals (n = 277) recruited from primary care clinic sites in the Kansas City metropolitan area. OUTCOMES MEASURED: Internal consistency, concurrent construct validity, discriminant validity, and factor analysis with Varivax rotation. RESULTS: The initial version of the SIWB contained 40 items: 20 from a self-efficacy domain and 20 from a life scheme domain. Factor analysis yielded 6 items loaded most strongly on factor 1 (intrapersonal self-efficacy) and 6 other items loaded strongly on factor 2 (life scheme). The Self-efficacy subscale had an alpha of.83 and the Life Scheme subscale had an alpha of.80; the total 12-item SIWB Scale had an alpha of.87. The SIWB had significant and expected correlations with other quality-of-life measures related to subjective well-being: EuroQol (r =.18), Geriatric Depression Scale (r = -35), the Physical Functioning Index from the Short Form 36 (r =.28), and the Years of Healthy Life Scale (r = -.35). Religiosity did not correlated significantly with the SIWB (r =.12, P =.056). CONCLUSIONS: The 12-item SIWB Scale is a valid and reliable measure of subjective well-being in an older patient population.
Timothy P Daaleman; Bruce B Frey; Dennis Wallace; Stephanie A Studenski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-17     Completed Date:  2003-01-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Health Status
Middle Aged
North Carolina
Population Surveillance
Quality of Life / psychology*
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Sickness Impact Profile*
Grant Support

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