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Document ID (ISN)101169
CIS number 03-209
ISSN - Serial title 0303-8408 - SPM - Sozial- und Präventivmedizin - Social and Preventive Medicine - Médecine sociale et préventive
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hagquist C.
Title Evaluating composite health measures using Rasch modelling: An illustrative example
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.46, No.6, p.369-378. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Rasch modelling is a statistical framework that addresses the issues of uni-dimensionality and invariance. The purpose of this article is to explore the possibilities of applying Rasch modelling to epidemiology and public health research in order to evaluate composite measures of health. It provides an overview of Rasch modelling using examples based on adolescent survey data. It shows how the various elements operate across different samples and subgroups. It concludes that Rasch modelling may serve as a useful tool in the evaluation and the development of composite health measures intended to be used in epidemiology and public health research.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; statistical aspects; mathematical models
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; research; questionnaire survey; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology