Introduction to health measurement scales

András P. Keszei, Márta Novak, David L. Streiner

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Both research and clinical decision making rely on measurement scales. These scales vary with regard to their psychometric properties, ease of administration, dimensions covered by the scale, and other properties. This article reviews the main psychometric characteristics of scales and assesses their utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Rating scales
  • Reliability
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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