Clinimetrics refers to the assessment of clinical and personal phenomena of importance to patient care, through the application of quantitative measures such as indices, scales, and inventories. The aim of clinimetrics is to ensure the human and clinical relevance of a measurement system, as well as its scientific quality.
The term clinimetrics was first coined by Feinstein (1982) to describe a new approach to ensuring the clinical validity of measures which quantify patient experiences. The introduction of this new paradigm reflected a degree of discontent with the psychometric methods traditionally used in the development of multi-item health measurement scales, in which the scores from a number of items are combined into a single summary score. Psychometric strategies rely on statistical techniques and generally aim to develop a measure which is mathematically valid and reliable, which usually means that a degree of item...
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Upton, D. (2014). Clinimetrics. In: Michalos, A.C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_411
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