Making Your Instruments Work for You

Shabboo Valipoor, Debajyoti Pati

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Objective measures are alluring owing to the apparent robustness of data generated. However, there are numerous validity, reliability, cost, and logistics issues that can affect a study involving objective instruments. Using an ongoing study on patient chair design, this article highlights some of the important issues that an investigator must address, including repeatability, sensitivity and specificity, generalizability, integration, installation, budget, outcome, and time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-243
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Environments Research and Design Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2015


  • objective measures
  • patient chair
  • patient fall
  • research method


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