Psychometric properties of the revised illness perception questionnaire: factor structure and reliability among African-origin populations with type 2 diabetes

Abdul-Razak Abubakari, Martyn C Jones, William Lauder, Alison Kirk, Devasenan Devendra, John V Anderson

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The Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) has been used extensively to measure illness perceptions of several patient populations. However, the instrument was developed using participants of mainly European-origin. The reliability and validity of the IPQ-R may therefore need to be established before use among populations of different ethnic and cultural origins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-681
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • African-origin
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • illness perceptions questionnaire
  • principal component analysis

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