The measurement properties of the occupational circumstances interview and rating scale-Sweden (OCAIRS-S V2)
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Haglund, L. & Forsyth, K. (2013) The measurement properties of the occupational circumstances interview and rating scale-Sweden (OCAIRS-S V2), Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 20, , pp. 412-419,
Aim: This paper reports the measurement properties of the Occupational Circumstances Assessment Interview and Rating Scale-Sweden (OCAIRS-S V2). The OCAIRS is a semi-structured interview and rating scale designed to capture, in detail, a person's occupational participation. The English version 4.0 has been translated into Swedish. The psychometric properties of the Swedish version are unknown. Methods: Eleven Swedish occupational therapists working in mental health completed 38 OCAIRS-S (V2) assessments in addition to linking videotapes. A total of 60 clients were, therefore, entered into the analysis. Many-faceted Rasch analysis was used to analyse the data. Results and conclusions: Results supported internal, construct, and person response validity of the OCAIRS-S (V2). Inter-rater reliability was established. The scale was shown to discriminate between people who were living in the community. In addition, the results indicate a need to explore the skill items. 2013 Informa Healthcare.