Psychometric testing of a health survey for field reporting of decompression outcome.

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Psychometric testing of a health survey for field reporting of decompression outcome.

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dc.contributor.author Doolette, DJ en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-23T01:11:39Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-23T01:11:39Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2000 Fall;27(3):137-42. en
dc.identifier.other Undersea Hyperb Med en_US
dc.identifier.uri PMID: 11191159 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2340
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.description.abstract A short, multi-item, self-administered diver health survey for measuring decompression illness (DCI)-related health status following diving was developed and tested. Seventy-six diver health surveys with subsequent diagnosis by hyperbaric specialists for DCI (yes, uncertain, no) were used for validity and reliability testing. Field testing in 21 occupational divers was used to evaluate test-retest reliability (n = 30) and typical diver health scores (n = 100). There was a significant correlation (Pearson's r = 0.50, P = 0.00001) between diver health scores and diagnosis for DCI. Cronbach's reliability coefficient was alpha = 0.73 and split half reliability was r(full) = 0.82. Test-retest reliability revised for dispersion was r(revised = 0.62. In working divers, a diver health score of six or greater indicated probable DCI with good specificity and sensitivity. The diver health survey provides a valid and reliable interval measure of DCI-related health status. For calibrating decompression models against diving outcome, an interval health score increases model degrees of freedom and may reduce response bias compared to a binary classification (yes/no DCI). en_US
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dc.rights Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.source.uri null en_US
dc.subject health survey en_US
dc.subject decompression en_US
dc.subject model en_US
dc.subject hyperbaric en_US
dc.subject Psychometric test en_US
dc.subject.mesh Analysis of Variance; Decompression Sickness/complications; Decompression Sickness/diagnosis; Diving; Health Status Indicators; Health Surveys; Psychometrics; ROC Curve; Reproducibility of Results en_US
dc.title Psychometric testing of a health survey for field reporting of decompression outcome. en_US

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