Validity of the Body Awareness Scale-Health (BAS-H).

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Validity of the Body Awareness Scale-Health (BAS-H). / Lundvik Gyllensten, Amanda; Ekdahl, Charlotte; Hansson, Lars.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1999, p. 217-226.

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T1 - Validity of the Body Awareness Scale-Health (BAS-H).

AU - Lundvik Gyllensten, Amanda

AU - Ekdahl, Charlotte

AU - Hansson, Lars

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Nursing (Closed 2012) (013065000), Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - Quality of movement assessment using the Body Awareness Scale–Health (BAS-H) was validated against the following self-rating tests: Nottingham Health Profile (NHP); Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES); Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB); Sense of Coherence (SoC); Sivic Psychosomatism test (SPS); Symptom Check List 90-R (SCL 90-R); and Visual Analogue Scale for pain intensity (VAS-pain). In total, 75 persons were included, divided into three groups: psychiatric outpatients (n = 25), chronic pain patients (n = 25) and healthy controls (n = 25). The highest significant correlations were obtained between the BAS-H total index and the sub-indices of grounding/stability to the centre line, centering/breathing and flow on the one hand, and the NHP, the ASES, and the PGWB on the other, with r ranging from 0.36 to 0.73. Multiple regression analysis revealed the NHP to explain 50% and ASES a further 5% of the variance in the BAS-H total index. Significant differences for both the BAS-H total index and the sub-indices were obtained between the two patient groups and the healthy controls. It is concluded that the construct validity of the BAS-H was found to be in accordance with theoretical expectations.

AB - Quality of movement assessment using the Body Awareness Scale–Health (BAS-H) was validated against the following self-rating tests: Nottingham Health Profile (NHP); Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES); Psychological General Well-Being (PGWB); Sense of Coherence (SoC); Sivic Psychosomatism test (SPS); Symptom Check List 90-R (SCL 90-R); and Visual Analogue Scale for pain intensity (VAS-pain). In total, 75 persons were included, divided into three groups: psychiatric outpatients (n = 25), chronic pain patients (n = 25) and healthy controls (n = 25). The highest significant correlations were obtained between the BAS-H total index and the sub-indices of grounding/stability to the centre line, centering/breathing and flow on the one hand, and the NHP, the ASES, and the PGWB on the other, with r ranging from 0.36 to 0.73. Multiple regression analysis revealed the NHP to explain 50% and ASES a further 5% of the variance in the BAS-H total index. Significant differences for both the BAS-H total index and the sub-indices were obtained between the two patient groups and the healthy controls. It is concluded that the construct validity of the BAS-H was found to be in accordance with theoretical expectations.

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VL - 13

SP - 217

EP - 226

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

SN - 1471-6712

IS - 4

ER -