measuring pre-specified outcomes
e.g. a person’s reported state of mind, behaviour, performance, attitudes,
intentions, abilities, personality, beliefs, cognitive functioning or style,
preferences or coping style. The term measurement scale is often used
interchangeably with rating scale, test, inventory, questionnaire or measure.
Measurement scales can be used to look at relationships between different
characteristics. For example, in a recent study exploring the relationship
between resilience and depression, the researchers used a specific
measurement scale – The
the main stages involved in conducting
a systematic review?
can the quality of studies in a systematic
review be assessed?
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(2015) Systematic synthesis of barriers and
facilitators to service user-led care planning,
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(2015)Learning and performance outcomes
of mental health staff