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Table 3 Final Rasch model results for the short 8-item version of the LTCQ (LTCQ-8) (N = 1204)

From: Rasch analysis of the long-term conditions questionnaire (LTCQ) and development of a short-form (LTCQ-8)

Item
#
Item description Item severity measures Infit MNSQ Outfit MNSQ
4 Felt in control of daily life − 0.01 0.83 0.80
7 Felt safe at home − 1.58 1.06 0.82
8 Felt safe outside the home − 0.12 0.93 0.86
10 Felt more dependent on others than you wanted* 1.32 1.21 1.20
11 Felt lonely due to health conditions* 0.23 1.13 1.06
12 Worried about being treated differently* − 0.20 1.13 1.10
15 Felt that your health conditions made you unhappy* 0.76 0.90 0.95
19 Felt confident in managing health conditions − 0.40 0.90 0.89
  1. *Questions are reverse-scored, i.e. ‘Never’ is the most positive response option