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Work-Health-Personal Life Perceptions Scale- British-English version

Hammond, Alison; Tennant, Alan; Prior, Yeliz; Gignac, Monique


Alan Tennant

Monique Gignac


The British English version of the Work Health Personal Life Perceptions Scale (WHPLPS) has been psychometrically tested in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia (FM). The WHPLPS was forward translated, reviewed by an expert panel and cognitive debriefing interviews conducted, with changes to the WHPLPS made. The WHPLPS was tested with 831 employed participants who completed questionnaires: 267 men; 564 women; 53.5 (SD 8.9) years of age; with condition duration 7.7 (SD 8.0) years. The WHPLPS parts 1 and 2 satisfied Rasch model requirements (but not part 3, except in axSpA) , and a WHPLPS Rasch transformation table was created for Part 1, as well as a Reference Metric equating scale with the WALS. Concurrent validity was moderate to strong with the: WLQ-25 Time, Mental-Interpersonal and Output Demands scales Internal consistency was consistent with group use (α = 0.80 and above). Test-retest reliability was good to excellent (ICC (2,1) at 0.81-0.89 (part 1), 0.73-0.86 (part 2). The British-English version of the WHPLPS parts 1 and 2 are reliable and valid and can be used in both clinical practice and research. Part 3 is only suitable for use in AxSpA and can be used for information only in other conditions.
Full details of testing of the WHPLPS and the WHPLPS part 1 Rasch transformation table (see supplementary materials for table) can be found at
Hammond A, Tennant A, Ching A, Parker J, Prior Y, Gignac M, Verstappen S, O’Brien R. (2023). Psychometric testing of the British-English Long Term Conditions Job Strain Scale, Arthritis Work Spillover Scale and Work – Health-Personal Life Perceptions Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Care published online 11.5.23 DOI: 10.1002/msc.1774


Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Prior, Y., & Gignac, M. (2023). Work-Health-Personal Life Perceptions Scale- British-English version. [Paper]. University of Salford

Other Type Manual / Guide
Publication Date Sep 28, 2023
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2023
Publicly Available Date Oct 2, 2023
Pages 3
Keywords work; arthritis; musculoskeletal; patient reported outcome measure; work rehabilitation.


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