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Psychometric properties of the revised illness perception questionnaire : factor structure and reliability among African-origin populations with type 2 diabetes

Abubakari, Abdul-Razak and Jones, Martyn C and Lauder, William and Kirk, Alison and Devendra, Devasenan and Anderson, John V (2012) Psychometric properties of the revised illness perception questionnaire : factor structure and reliability among African-origin populations with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49 (6). pp. 672-681. ISSN 0020-7489

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Abstract

The Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) has been used extensively to measure illness perceptions of several patient populations. However, the instrument was developed using participants of mainly European-origin. The reliability and validity of the IPQ-R may therefore need to be established before use among populations of different ethnic and cultural origins.