Reliability of the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) in medical rehabilitation

Glenn V. Ostir, Pamela M. Smith, D. Smith, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher

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    Objective: To examine the reliability of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) in patients 90 and 100 days after discharge from inpatient medical rehabilitation. Design: A prospective study. Subjects: A convenience sample of 31 medical rehabilitation patients. Main measures: The PANAS. Results: The average age was 74 years, 80.7% were female and the average length of stay was 13 days. The test-retest intraclass correlation (ICC) values for the positive and negative affect scales (at the 90 and 100 day follow-up assessment) were 0.79 and 0,93, respectively. Conclusions: Our results show that the PANAS has excellent reliability among a sample of patients who received inpatient medical rehabilitation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)767-769
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical Rehabilitation
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Oct 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation


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