Korean J Rehabil Nurs.  2002 Dec;5(2):124-133.

On the Test of the Reliability and Validity of the Disabled's Motivation Scale for Rehabilitation


PURPOSE: to test of the reliability and validity of the Disabled's Motivation for Rehabilitation Scale. which was developed in 2002. METHOD: An experimental version of the scale was distributed to a sample of 441 disabled with ages above 18 and below 80 years. The subjects of the test-retest were 60 disabled.
revealed a satisfactory level of test-retest and internal consistency. The overall fit of the factor model to the data was good. Correlation among the subscales revealed a simple pattern that, in general. provides support for the self- determination continuum and the construct validity. In testing concurrent, criterion-validity, there was a positive correlation between the motivation scores for rehabilitation and the Health-Related Hardiness scores and a negative correlation between the motivation scores for rehabilitation and the Learned Helplessness scores.
The Disabled's Motivation for Rehabilitation Scale revealed a useful instrument with a high degree of reliability and validity. In this sense, this instrument can be effectively utilized in rehabilitative nursing for the disabled.

MeSH Terms

Helplessness, Learned
Reproducibility of Results*
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