Current results of research in medicine and psychology are the basis for the development of our instruments. For the health profiles in my.vivamind and profi.vivamind we only use indicators that have shown that they are highly significant for mental well-being and physical constitution. This was proven in experimental studies, long-term studies and meta analyses.
In this a meaningful and reliable database is particularly important to us. It must allow a differential diagnosis of personal health developments and refer to potential improvements in people’s health-related behavior.
We have a very broad empirical and epidemiological evidence base in preventive medicine as well as occupational and health psychology. Besides, we perform our own, independent research studies. The results are published in relevant scientific professional journals (among them the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology und International Journal of Stress Management). The results are implemented in the development of the products of vivamind.
SCIENTIFIC QUALITY STANDARDS
The modules implemented in my.vivamind and expert.vivamind meet the scientific requirements of psychometric and diagnostic test and questionnaire procedures.
Our online-based and standardized collection and automatic analysis of individual data assures maximum objectivity in measuring, evaluating and assessing the results.
We utilize extensive standards based on various reference groups (related to age, sex, trade, etc.). They are updated continually, so we can properly evaluate individual values in the vivamind health profile with reference to strengths as well as risks.
Measurement accuracy (reliability) is mandatory for maximum precision in the interpretation of individual health values. We guarantee a high reliability for the various questionnaire modules in vivamind. Their values are far above the recommended lower limit of 0.75 (cf. DIN 33 430).
This means we can exclude distortions that may be caused by linguistic misunderstandings, current energy level or other influences. Thus we can guarantee a high precision in the analysis of data.
For an individual evaluation and personal recommendations for action in matters of prevention and health promotion the results found in profi.vivamind and my.vivamind must be characterized by a high informative value.
For one thing the modules and indicators on both platforms show a high content validity. That is, all information required for a diagnosis of personal health factors are collected in a differential manner, to be considered in the overall evaluation. Also, we assure the construct validity of our modules by using our own statistical analyses as well as other scientific publications. Our modules collect the health aspects of focus completely, so they enable an accurate psychological and medical diagnosis.
Finally we select relevant indicators of mental and physical health to assure a high criterion validity of our modules. This enables us to produce prognoses of personal health developments on the basis of secure knowledge.