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Health Measurement Scales

A Practical Guide to their Development and Use

by David L. Streiner & Geoffrey R. Norman

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Now available in paperback, this is the second edition of the only practical guide for clinicians developing tools to measure subjective states, attitudes or 'non-tangible' outcomes in their patients.

The second edition has been throughly revised to incorporate all the latest research published since the first edition. It has been expanded and includes a new chapter on ehtics and a thorough discussion of reliability and generalizability theory. Throughout the book the authors provide a practical step-by-step approach to guide the reader through the development of their own scales.

This is an essential book for anyone who uses or would like to use rating scales in their clinical practice.

About the Authors
David L. Streiner is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and senior scientific editor of Health Reports.

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David L. Streiner is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and senior scientific editor of Health Reports.

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Contributor Notes

David Streiner and Geoffrey Norman are both Professors at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University.

Editorial Reviews

'Other publications on health measurement scales seldom give such detailed explanations, particularly on the crucial notions of reliability and validity, often omitting how they are established. Therefore this book is recommended for clinicians and researchers in many disciplines.' Journal of Rehabilitation Research


'This is a welcome expansion of an excellent first edition. The book will be of great value to clinicians and researchers who wish to develop their own measurements ... The second edition is interesting and readable throughout ... the second edition offers a significant enough enhancement that most readers of the first edition will wish to purchase this new version.' Ian McDowell, University of Ottawa, Canadian Jopurnal of Public Health, vol. 87, no. 3, May/June 1996


" This is a welcome expansion of an excellent first edition... The book will be of great value to clinicians and researchers who wish to develop their own measurements; it will provide useful background information for those who are applying existing scales." Canadian Journal of Public Health (vol.87,no.3, May/June 1996)


'This is a welcome expansion of an excellent first edition. The book will be of great value to clinicians and researchers who wish to develop their own measurements... The second edition is interesting and readable throughout... the second edition offers a significant enough enhancement that most readers of the first edition will wish to purchase this new version.' Canadian Journal of Public Health


'Other publications on health measurement scales seldom give such detailed explanations, particularly on the crucial notions of reliability and validity, often omitting how they are established. Therefore this book is recommended for clinicians and researchers in many disciplines' Journal of Rehabilitation Research


'By using examples and thorough explanations, the authors are abel to make some difficult concepts understandable'

'I would recommend this book as a useful resource for any clinical researcher involved in using questionnaire or health measurement scales.' Canadian Family Physician


'By using examples and thorough explanations, the authors are able to make some difficult concepts understandable... I would recommend this book as a useful resource for any clinical researcher involved in using questionnaire or health measurement scales.' Canadian Family Physician


'well-written book ... fills a major gap in the literature ... It does so clearly and succinctly. It will be a useful addition to the bookshelves of anyone who undertakes research into health'

Health Bulletin


'the book provides a useful and easily accessible reference to workers using or developing health measurement scales, and should lead to improvements in their construction and use'

Statistics in Medicine


'The book provides a useful and easily accessible reference to workers using or developing health measurement scales, and should lead to improvements in their construction and use.' Statistics in Medicine

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