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Diabetes Profile
30 January 2012

Collaborative research supports psychometric robustness of the Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18)

Developed specifically to assess the psychosocial impact of living with diabetes and comprising just 18 items, new research including factor and regression analysis on a sample of more than 1000 diabetes patients clearly demonstrates both the robustness and stability of the instrument across different patient samples. Dr Keith Meadows author of the DHP-18 said ‘This is very encouraging news indeed. Now we can move forward using Rasch analysis to explore the possibility of developing a shorter version of the DHP-18 that can provide us with same information about the patient but will take less time to complete.’ 

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