Progress in Rehabilitation Medicine
Online ISSN : 2432-1354
ISSN-L : 2432-1354
Development of a Japanese Version of a Collaborative Relationship Scale between Clients and Occupational Therapists
Yuki ChojiRyuji Kobayashi
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2020 年 5 巻


Objective: The success of a client-centred practice depends on the relationship between the client and therapist and on their ability to make constructive decisions together, particularly in the field of occupational therapy. The aim of this study was to develop a Occupational Therapy Collaborative Relationship Scale (OTCRS) to measure the quality of such interaction. Methods: This work included constructing a draft questionnaire and testing its validity and reliability. A Rasch analysis was applied to determine its validity, and several tests were used to confirm its internal consistency. Results: After reviewing more than 130 scientific papers and books, we built explicit selection criteria for issues to be addressed in this instrument, and we developed 40 questions to be included. These were analysed using a standard content validation process and a Rasch analysis to examine confirmation validity. A nine-item scale was finalised for testing (OTCRS-9). This review process revealed the validity, high internal consistency, and item/person separation reliability of OTCRS-9. Conclusion: This study presents only the initial phase of scale development. As suggested by the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN), the OTCRS-9 score should be tested further for validity and reliability and should also be conducted in subjects of other ethnicities to improve its generalizability.

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