Nalini Mahajan, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center's Medical Librarian, recently searched the MEDLINE, PSYCINFO and SCIENCE CITATION databases for articles with "Rasch" in their title or abstract.
31 published applications of Rasch measurement in psychology and psychiatry were discovered. Of the 40 authors, only Gerhard Fischer and Hans Spada are well-known in American Rasch circles, so this is an exciting area to explore.
The articles date from 1968 to 1986. Thirteen are in German and one in Danish, but many have abstracts in English. 14 authors contributed to more than one article; two Danes, Per Bech and Peter Allerup, contributed to seven. An article followed by criticism and commentary appears in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Two articles appear in each of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Psychopathology, and Psychologische Beitrage. Other journals include Psychopharmacology, the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, the Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia, the Journal of Psychology, and the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Several articles are reliability and validity studies of widely used instruments: the Hamilton Depression Scale, the Marke-Nyman Temperament Scale, the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Current, the Nurses' Observation Scale for Inpatient Evaluation, and the STAI Anxiety Questionnaire. Some of these articles criticize and attempt to re-think fundamental psychiatric constructs, such as depression and schizophrenia, on the basis of insights generated by the effort to perform additive conjoint measurement. In our next column we will examine these insights.
Psychiatry and Rasch, W Fisher Jr Rasch Measurement Transactions, 1990, 4:2 p. 109
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