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The revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R)

Moss-Morris, Rona, Weinman, John, Petrie, Keith, Horne, Robert, Cameron, Linda and Buick, Deanna (2002) The revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R) Psychology and Health, 17, (1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.1080/08870440290001494).

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This paper presents a revised version of the Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R), a recently developed and widely used quantitative measure of the five components of illness representations in Leventhal's self-regulatory model. The revised version stemmed from a need to deal with minor psychometric problems with two subscales, and to include additional subscales, assessing cyclical timeline perceptions, illness coherence, and emotional representations. Item selection was determined by principal components analyses which verified the factorial structure of the questionnaire in a sample of 711 patients from 8 different illness groups. Further analysis provided good evidence for both the internal reliability of the subscales and the short (3 week) and longer term (6 month) retest reliability. The IPQ-R also demonstrated sound discriminant, known group and predictive validity. While it is possible that the new subscales will vary in their applicability in different patient groups, the IPQ-R provides a more comprehensive and psychometrically acceptable assessment of the key components of patients' perceptions of illness.

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Published date: 2002
Keywords: perceptions of illness, illness representations, illness schema, self-regulatory model, psychological adjustment, questionnaire


Local EPrints ID: 40276
ISSN: 0887-0446
PURE UUID: 97a1db3d-9e6b-4268-8658-3cf3b95cabc6

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Date deposited: 05 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:34

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Author: Rona Moss-Morris
Author: John Weinman
Author: Keith Petrie
Author: Robert Horne
Author: Linda Cameron
Author: Deanna Buick

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