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The development of positive psychology outcome measures and their uses in dementia research: a systematic review

The development of positive psychology outcome measures and their uses in dementia research: a systematic review

Stoner, Charlotte R ORCID: 0000-0002-1536-4347, Stansfeld, Jacki, Orrell, Martin and Spector, Aimee (2017) The development of positive psychology outcome measures and their uses in dementia research: a systematic review. Dementia, 18 (6). pp. 2085-2106. ISSN 1471-3012 (Print), 1741-2684 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217740288)

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Abstract

Positive psychology is gaining credence within dementia research but currently there is a lack of outcome measures within this area developed specifically for people with dementia. Authors have begun adopting positive psychology measures developed with other populations but there is no consensus around which are more appropriate or psychometrically robust. A systematic search identified measures used between 1998 and 2017 and an appraisal of the development procedure was undertaken using standardised criteria enabling the awarding of scores based on reporting of psychometric information. Twelve measures within the constructs of identity, hope, religiosity/spirituality, life valuation, self-efficacy, community and wellbeing were identified as being used within 17 dementia studies. Development procedures were variable and scores on development criterion reflected this variability. Of the measures included, the Herth Hope Index, Systems of Belief Inventory and Psychological Wellbeing Scale appeared to be the most robustly developed and appropriate for people with dementia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alzheimer’s, community, dementia, hope, outcome measures, psychometrics, spirituality, wellbeing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Mental Health
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 11:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28124

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