ERIC Number: EJ784886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Using CDC's Health-Related Quality of Life Scale on a College Campus
Zullig, Keith J.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n6 p569-578 Nov-Dec 2005
Objectives: To evaluate the performance of the US Centers for Disease Control's health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scale among 522 college students. Methods: Chi-square analysis assessed scale construct validity and analysis of variance (ANOVA) with selected tobacco, alcohol, and substance use variables assessed known-groups validity of the scale's Healthy Days index. Results: Patterns of association among scale items were consistent with those hypothesized. ANOVA analyses revealed significant (P less than 0.05) associations between the Healthy Days index and selected variables in predicted directions. Conclusions: Preliminary evidence is provided that the HRQOL scale could serve as part of program evaluation, intervention, and surveillance efforts among college students.
Descriptors: College Students, Disease Control, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Program Validation, Rating Scales, Health Behavior, Psychometrics, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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