Psychometric properties of the Questionnaire on Stress in Patients with Diabetes--Revised (QSD-R)

Health Psychol. 1997 Mar;16(2):171-4. doi: 10.1037//0278-6133.16.2.171.

Abstract

This study reports the psychometric properties of a 45-item diabetes-specific questionnaire, the Questionnaire on Stress in Patients with Diabetes--Revised (QSD-R), a modified and shortened version of the QSD (G. Duran, P. Herschbach, S. Waadt, A. Zettler, & F. Strian, 1995). The QSD-R was filled out by 1,930 individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Eight consistent scales were identified (values of Cronbach's alpha: .69-.81). The test-retest reliability for the total score after a 5-week interval was rtt = .63. The results provide evidence for the reliability and validity of this instrument.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attitude to Health
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / psychology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychometrics / methods*
  • Psychometrics / standards
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sampling Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Stress, Psychological / complications*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*