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The; Healing Encounters and Attitudes Lists; (HEAL): Psychometric Properties of a German Version (HEAL-D) in Comparison With the Original HEAL

Gerger, Heike and Buergler, Sarah and Sezer, Dilan and Grethler, Marc and Gaab, Jens and Locher, Cosima. (2019) The; Healing Encounters and Attitudes Lists; (HEAL): Psychometric Properties of a German Version (HEAL-D) in Comparison With the Original HEAL. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10. p. 897.

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Abstract

Introduction:; Over the last years, the interest in understanding health improvements that occur due to non-specific treatment effects, rather than in response to the specific active treatment ingredients, increased. Nevertheless, investigations on patients' idiosyncratic perspectives on the non-specific aspects of the healing encounter or of the treatment itself that contribute to placebo effects are still rare. The; Healing Encounters and Attitudes Lists; (HEAL) offer a unique and parsimonious set of instruments to measure patients' views on a variety of non-specific aspects of the caring encounter. The HEAL items can be administered as computerized adaptive tests or short forms that assess the; patient-provider connection; , the; healthcare environment; ,; treatment expectancy; ,; positive outlook; ,; spirituality; , as well as; attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine; . So far, no German version of the HEAL exists.; Methods:; The original 168 HEAL items were translated into German (HEAL-D) applying a translation-back-translation procedure. We examined the psychometric properties of HEAL-D in a sample of 165 participants who reported at least one healthcare visit during the last year.; Results:; The German short forms of HEAL (HEAL-D-SF) showed good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The factor structure observed in the English original items showed low to moderate model fit in our sample.; Discussion:; The development of a German version of HEAL in addition to the original English items offers new possibilities for investigating patients' idiosyncratic perspectives on the non-specific aspects of treatments across language borders. We will close with presenting possible clinical application as well as promising and relevant future research directions using HEAL-D-SF, including for instance large-scale, cross-national investigations.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Gaab)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Cosima
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
e-ISSN:1664-0640
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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