Journal article

A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Self-Report Measures of Attitudes to Aging

Farah Nadia M Faudzi, Christopher J Armitage, Christina Bryant, Laura JE Brown

RESEARCH ON AGING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe and systematically evaluate the psychometric properties of attitudes to aging measures that have been validated in adults younger than 60 years. Studies were assessed for methodological quality using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments. Best evidence synthesis was performed to summarize the levels of evidence. Systematic searching yielded 21 articles, relating to 10 different measures. Some instruments were validated only in middle-aged and older people, while others were validated in a wider age range. Measures differed in whether their items related to participants' own experiences of aging, their anticipat..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The work was supported by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and a PhD studentship from the Malaysian Ministry of Education awarded to F.N.M.F.