The validity of health assessments : resolving some recent differences.
The purpose of this paper is to examine what is meant by a valid measure of health.
Guyatt, Kirshner and Jaeschke propose that health tests should be designed so as to have one of several kinds of validity: « longitudinal construct validity » for those which are used for longitudinal research designs, and « cross-sectional construct validity » for those which are used for cross-sectional designs.
Williams and Naylor argue that this approach to test classification and validation confuses what a test purports to measure with the purpose for which it is used, and that some tests have multiple uses.
A review of the meanings of validity in the psychological test literature shows that both sets of authors use the term validity in an idiosyncratic way.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Validité construct, Méthode étude, Santé, Validation test, Qualité vie, Psychométrie, Analyse contenu, Questionnaire, Classification
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Construct validity, Investigation method, Health, Test validation, Quality of life, Psychometrics, Content analysis, Questionnaire, Classification
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