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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

ALFONSO URZUA, M.  and  MANUEL CARDENAS, C.. Adolescent's health: psychometric properties of health and illness profile (CHIP-AE) in chileans youths. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.2, pp. 254-263. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000200006.

We evaluated the psychometric properties of the adapted version for Chile of Child Health and Illness Profile - Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE) in a sample of 527 adolescents from public and private institutions. Internal consistency, seen as a factorial structure of the scale, and its ability to distinguish the groups were assessed. The findings confirmed the factorial structure of the original version. Internal consistency of the dimensions ranged between .83 and .89. The instrument is able to discriminate between age groups and between healthy and unhealthy individuals. Evidence allows proposing this instrument as a reliable measurement of public health assessment to measure adolescent's health in several domains.

Keywords : Adolescent's health; CHIP-AE; Validity; Reliability.

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