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dc.contributor.authorHonan, Cynthia Aen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Rhondaen
dc.contributor.authorHine, Don Wen
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T11:30:00Z-
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationDisability and Rehabilitation, 36(8), p. 635-641en
dc.identifier.issn1464-5165en
dc.identifier.issn0963-8288en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14928en
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ) is a recently developed, internally consistent and valid 50-item measure of self-reported workplace difficulties in pwMS. Objective: In this study, the second-order factor structure of the MSWDQ was assessed, with the aim of developing a short version of the scale. Methods: Cross-sectional MSWDQ data were obtained along with employment and MS disease information, in a community-based sample of 189 pwMS. Final items for the shortened version were selected to ensure both item breadth and adequacy of psychometric properties. Results: Confirmatory Factor Analysis on the 12 MSWDQ factors yielded a model comprised of three second-order factors termed 'physical barriers, psychological/cognitive barriers' and 'external barriers', which formed the basis of the shorter 23-item scale, the MSWDQ-23. The MSWDQ-23 showed excellent subscale internal consistencies. It explained 29% of the variance in reduced work hours since diagnosis, 22% of the variance in expectations of withdrawing from work, 24% of the variance in expectations of reduced work hours and 32% of the variance in expectations of changing type of work due to MS. Conclusion: The MSWDQ-23 is a brief valid and internally consistent measure of workplace difficulties that can predict both employment outcomes and expectations in pwMS. It is an especially useful tool for clinicians who wish to quickly obtain an indication of the extent of psychological/cognitive, physical and/or external difficulties experienced by individual pwMS in the workplace.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen
dc.relation.ispartofDisability and Rehabilitationen
dc.titleThe Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ): development of a shortened scaleen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638288.2013.805258en
dc.subject.keywordsHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen
local.contributor.firstnameCynthia Aen
local.contributor.firstnameRhondaen
local.contributor.firstnameDon Wen
local.subject.for2008170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen
local.subject.seo2008920403 Disability and Functional Capacityen
local.subject.seo2008920401 Behaviour and Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Psychologyen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Psychologyen
local.profile.emailc.honan@unsw.edu.auen
local.profile.emailrbrown34@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaildhine@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20140227-12417en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.format.startpage635en
local.format.endpage641en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume36en
local.identifier.issue8en
local.title.subtitledevelopment of a shortened scaleen
local.contributor.lastnameHonanen
local.contributor.lastnameBrownen
local.contributor.lastnameHineen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:rbrown34en
dc.identifier.staffune-id:dhineen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:15143en
local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14928en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitleThe Multiple Sclerosis Work Difficulties Questionnaire (MSWDQ)en
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.description.statisticsepubsVisitors: 254<br />Views: 250<br />Downloads: 0en
local.search.authorHonan, Cynthia Aen
local.search.authorBrown, Rhondaen
local.search.authorHine, Don Wen
local.uneassociationUnknownen
local.year.published2014en
local.subject.for2020520303 Counselling psychologyen
local.subject.for2020520302 Clinical psychologyen
local.subject.for2020520304 Health psychologyen
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