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dc.contributor.authorVan Biljon, Lizanle
dc.contributor.authorNel, Petrus
dc.contributor.authorRoos, Vera
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-10T08:01:49Z
dc.date.available2016-10-10T08:01:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationVan Biljon, L. et al 2015. A partial validation of the WHOQOL–OLD in a sample of older people in South Africa. Global Health Action, 8(28209):1–10. [http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.28209]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1654–9880
dc.identifier.issn1654–9880 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/18980
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.28209
dc.description.abstractBackground: This paper describes the psychometric properties of the WHOQOL–OLD, an add–on module to" the World Health Organization s Quality of Life measure for older people in a South African sample. The WHOQOL–OLD module was further condensed into three short versions which contain the best items of the original module. The psychometric properties associated with the three short versions of the WHOQOLOLD are also described. Method: Data were collected from Afrikaans–speaking older people (n176) residing in long–term care "facilities in Potchefstroom, situated in the North–West province of South Africa. The mean age of participants" was 77 years (SD8.1). Fifty participants were males and 126 were females. All reported average–to–good health and cognitive ability. Results: The current study found encouraging results related to the original factor structure of the WHOQOL–OLD as well as the three short versions of this instrument. Results stemming from the data of the current sample seem to be a good fit with the original factor structure of the WHOQOL–OLD. The reliabilities associated with the various sub–dimensions point to a reliable instrument. "Conclusions: The WHOQOL–OLD with its 24 items or any of the three short versions of this instrument can," "therefore, be utilised in a SouthAfrican context (Version 3 of the short versions seems to be the better fitting version).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCo–action Publishingen_US
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectolder peopleen_US
dc.subjectlong-term care facilityen_US
dc.subjectpsychometric propertiesen_US
dc.subjectWHOQOL-OLD measuring instrumenten_US
dc.titleA partial validation of the WHOQOL–OLD in a sample of older people in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10367225 – Roos, Vera
dc.contributor.researchID13036424 – Van Biljon, Lizanle


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