Table 6

Item Pairings and Domains for

    Draft
Instrument for Cognitive Interviews Based on Rank () of Endorsement from Card Sort Interviews

Domain Negative Item

Item Pairing and Ranking

Domain Positive Item


Physical

Not sleeping well

Sleeping well

Physical

(6)

(10)


Physical

Dull senses

Vibrant senses

Physical

(7)

(7)


Physical

Depleted

Vitalized

Whole person

(4)

(6)


Affective

Suffering*

Joyful

Affective

--

(2)


Physical

Exhausted

Energized

Physical

(3)

(17)


Cognitive

Scattered*

Focused

Cognitive

--

(6)


Whole Person

Powerless*

Empowered

Whole person

--

(4)


Spiritual

Hopeless

Hopeful

Spiritual

(16)

(2)


Whole person

Unforgiving

Forgiving

Whole person

(18)

(3)


Social

Isolated*

Connected

Social

--

(5)


Whole person

Life has no meaning*

Life has meaning

Whole person

--

(3)


Spiritual

Have no faith

Have faith

Spiritual

--

(3)


Whole person

Overwhelmed

Resilient

Whole person

(4)

(4)


Affective

Closed-hearted

Open hearted**

Affective

--

(2)


Whole person

Broken

Healed

Spiritual

--

(2)


Whole person

Defined by my illness or problems

Not Defined by my illness or problems

Cognitive

(16)

(8)


Spiritual

Not on a spiritual path

On a spiritual path

Spiritual

--

(5)


Physical

My body does not recover quickly

My body recovers quickly

Physical

(15)

(1)


* Some items were not in the original data set and were created as new negative/positive pairing.

** In original items, "I am able to love" received 21 endorsements as "best applies" and "applies." Based on feedback from some early interviews this was changed to "closed-hearted" and "open-hearted" as many respondents in the interviews were unwilling to say that they were "unable to love." The domain and item endorsement for "open-hearted" corresponds to "I am able to love" in the original data set.

Ritenbaugh et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-135

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