Justin Newton Scanlan, Anita C. Bundy; Development and Validation of the Modified Occupational Questionnaire. Am J Occup Ther 2011;65(1):e11-e19. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.09042.
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OBJECTIVE. We developed the Modified Occupational Questionnaire (MOQ), a simple, quantitative measure of meaningful time use.
METHOD. The MOQ, a time diary based on the Occupational Questionnaire, was piloted with a group of occupational therapy students and revised before use in a larger investigation involving young unemployed Australians (N = 228). External validity was examined by comparing MOQ time-use data with data from the 2006 Australian Time Use Survey. Internal validity was examined through Rasch analysis procedures.
RESULTS. The MOQ demonstrated very good external validity (correlations >.85); acceptable rating scale, item function, and person performance validity; very good item and person reliability indexes (1.00 and 0.93, respectively); and a good person separation index (3.52).
CONCLUSION. The MOQ is a simple and valid measure of the basic elements of meaningful time use. Future research is required to further develop the MOQ, particularly in populations other than people who are unemployed.
Fine level of detail: .657 (significant at α = .001)
Moderate level of detail: .863 (significant at α = .001)
Coarse level of detail: .903 (significant at α = .001).
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