The Everyday Memory Questionnaire - Revised: Development of a 13-Item ScaleBy Royle, Jane; Lincoln, Nadina B.; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 114-121
Publication Date: 2008
Study conducted to develop a shortened version of the 28-item Everyday Memory Questionnaire (EMQ-28). To confirm the factor structure of the EMQ-28 and determine the internal consistency and criterion validity of the scale, a retrospective study was designed, using a sample of 160 multiple-sclerosis (MS) patients from a study evaluating cognitive assessment and intervention, a healthy control sample comprising 98 relatives of the MS patients, and a sample of 90 stroke patients from a drug-treatment trial. Psychometric properties of the EMQ-28 were explored, and the measure was further revised from comparative analyses between the clinical and non-clinical groups. Reliability and factor analysis of the EMQ-28 identified two main factors, general memory and attentional function, showing some agreement with previous research. Further analysis reduced the questionnaire to a 13-item measure (EMQ-R), with sound psychometric properties, providing a potentially useful clinical tool to explore subjective report and beliefs about memory and attentional difficulties with a range of clients. Being short, it is more likely to be used in clinical practice than the original version. Implications for further exploration of the revised tool are discussed.
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )
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