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Development and quality analysis of the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS)
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society. (Tema Människa - Hälsa - Samhälle)
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society. (Tema Människa - Hälsa - Samhälle)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9283-5096
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Kristianstad University, Forskningsmiljön Människa - Hälsa - Samhälle (MHS).
2009 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 37, no 1, 13-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Current health measurement instruments tend to measureaspects of ill-health rather than health in general. There isa need for a salutogenic perspective when describing healthand developing a health measurement instrument. The aim of thisarticle is to present the development process and quality assessmentof a salutogenic health indicator scale. Methods: A descriptionof health, emanating from the concept of health, positive healthand well-being, was used as a basis for the construction ofthe scale. The scale is a semantic differential consisting of12 indicator items covering nine heath-related dimensions. Aprincipal component analysis was performed, and three healthindicator indexes were constructed. Correlation with self-ratedhealth questions was investigated, weighted kappa values werecalculated, and Cronbach's alpha (CA) was used to check internalconsistency. Results: The analysis resulted in a two-factormodel, and the indexes were named intrapersonal characteristics(CA= 0.90) and interactive function (CA= 0.84), summarised intohealth complete (CA= 0.92). Kappa values ranged from 0.44 to0.67, and correlations with self-rated health status were strongerthan those with self-rated sick-leave. Conclusions: Our healthdescription was characterized by complexity, but the instrumentis a short salutogenic health indicator scale. The shortnessincreases the usability. The instrument seems to be able tooffset the current problem of there being a lack of salutogenichealth measurement instruments. The results indicate that furthertesting is justified.

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2009. Vol. 37, no 1, 13-19 p.
Keyword [en]
Health, Indicator, Measurement, Salutogenic, Well-being
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-937DOI: 10.1177/1403494808098919ISI: 000263057600003PubMedID: 19141550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-937DiVA: diva2:224343
Available from: 2009-06-17 Created: 2009-06-17 Last updated: 2014-01-15Bibliographically approved

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