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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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PEDRO, Luísa  and  PAIS-RIBEIRO, J.. Analysis of the psychometric properties of the impact on participation and autonomy questionnaire in people with multiple sclerosis. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2008, vol.9, n.2, pp.271-281. ISSN 1645-0086.

Assessment of Autonomy and participation of patients with multiple sclerosis is essential to understand the limitations and necessities of these patients. The present study aims to examine the psychometric proprieties of the Impact on Participation and Autonomy Questionnaire (IPA) in patient with multiple sclerosis. Participants are 280 patients with a diagnostic of multiple sclerosis, 71.4% females, mean age of 39.23 years. We inspect metric properties namely, validity, construt validity and convergent and discriminant validity, and reliability, internal consistency and test-retest. The results show that IPA is a reliable and valid instrument for assessment autonomy and participation in Portuguese language, with similar sensibility than the Germany and English version. In conclusion these instruments have psychometric conditions for assessment the functional autonomy of people with multiple sclerosis.

Keywords : Assessment; Autonomy; Multiple sclerosis; Participation.

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