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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096556/development-and-preliminary-testing-of-the-food-choice-priorities-survey-fcps-assessing-the-importance-of-multiple-factors-on-college-students-food-choices
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Melissa J Vilaro, Wenjun Zhou, Sarah E Colby, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Kristin Riggsbee, Melissa D Olfert, Tracey E Barnett, Anne E Mathews
Understanding factors that influence food choice may help improve diet quality. Factors that commonly affect adults' food choices have been described, but measures that identify and assess food choice factors specific to college students are lacking. This study developed and tested the Food Choice Priorities Survey (FCPS) among college students. Thirty-seven undergraduates participated in two focus groups ( n = 19; 11 in the male-only group, 8 in the female-only group) and interviews ( n = 18) regarding typical influences on food choice...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096555/psychometric-properties-of-the-flourishing-scale-and-measurement-invariance-between-two-samples-of-spanish-university-students
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Rocio De la Fuente, Agueda Parra, Inmaculada Sánchez-Queija
The Flourishing Scale (FS), created by Diener et al., is a brief subjective perception measurement which assesses flourishing and provides a single score across 8 items. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the FS. Participants were 1,502 university students from different faculties and fields of knowledge. The results reveal good internal consistency. The single factor structure of the FS was supported by the multigroup confirmatory factor analysis, which also provided evidence of the invariant structure of the scale across two subsamples...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821548/meeting-the-challenges-of-longitudinal-cluster-based-trials-in-schools-lessons-from-the-chicago-trial-of-positive-action
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Kendra M Lewis, David L DuBois, Peter Ji, Joseph Day, Naida Silverthorn, Niloofar Bavarian, Samuel Vuchinich, Alan Acock, Margaret Malloy, Marc Schure, Brian R Flay
We describe challenges in the 6-year longitudinal cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) of Positive Action (PA), a social-emotional and character development (SECD) program, conducted in 14 low-income, urban Chicago Public Schools. Challenges pertained to logistics of study planning (school recruitment, retention of schools during the trial, consent rates, assessment of student outcomes, and confidentiality), study design (randomization of a small number of schools), fidelity (implementation of PA and control condition activities), and evaluation (restricted range of outcomes, measurement invariance, statistical power, student mobility, and moderators of program effects)...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765886/a-factor-analytic-investigation-of-the-person-in-recovery-and-provider-versions-of-the-revised-recovery-self-assessment-rsa-r
#4
Barna Konkolÿ Thege, Elke Ham, Laura C Ball
Recovery is understood as living a life with hope, purpose, autonomy, productivity, and community engagement despite a mental illness. The aim of this study was to provide further information on the psychometric properties of the Person-in-Recovery and Provider versions of the Revised Recovery Self-Assessment (RSA-R), a widely used measure of recovery orientation. Data from 654 individuals were analyzed, 519 of whom were treatment providers (63.6% female), while 135 were inpatients (10.4% female) of a Canadian tertiary-level psychiatric hospital...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573914/emerging-adulthood-a-time-of-changes-in-psychosocial-well-being
#5
Stéphanie Baggio, Joseph Studer, Katia Iglesias, Jean-Bernard Daeppen, Gerhard Gmel
The principal aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial well-being of emerging adults using psychological states associated with this transitional phase and classic measures of emerging adulthood. We expected psychological states to be more closely associated with psychological well-being than classic markers of achieved adulthood. Data were collected in the Cohort Study on Substance Use Risk Factors from 4,991 Swiss men aged 18-25 years. The assessment included the Short Form of the Inventory of Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-8), classic markers of achieved adulthood (e...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468859/the-revised-inventory-of-the-dimensions-of-emerging-adulthood-idea-r-and-substance-use-among-college-students
#6
Jon-Patrick Allem, Steve Sussman, Jennifer B Unger
Transition-to-adulthood themes, or thoughts and feelings about emerging adulthood, have been measured by the Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA) and found to be associated with substance use among emerging adults. It has been suggested, however, that the IDEA is lengthy and may not include the most unique and theoretically relevant constructs of emerging adulthood. The Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) was developed as an alternative instrument, but research has yet to determine the relationship between the IDEA-R and substance use among emerging adults (ages 18-25 years)...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27307056/two-year-follow-up-of-a-sexual-health-promotion-program-for-spanish-adolescents
#7
Jose P Espada, Silvia Escribano, Alexandra Morales, Mireia Orgilés
The aim is to evaluate the effects of the Competencias para adolescentes con una sexualidad saludable (COMPAS) program and compare them with an evidence-based program ( ¡Cuídate!) and a control group (CG). Eighteen public high schools were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental conditions. Initially, 1,563 Spanish adolescents between 14 and 16 years of age participated, and 24 months after their implementation, 635 of them completed a survey. Self-report measures collected data on sexual behavior, knowledge, attitudes, intention, sexual risk perception, and perceived norm...
December 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730884/the-effect-of-financial-compensation-on-willingness-to-supply-a-child-s-blood-sample-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Yubraj Acharya, Edward C Norton, Julie C Lumeng
Medical researchers frequently need to collect blood samples from study participants. The determination of whether and how much compensation to provide to the participants is challenging. Institutional review boards typically allow researchers to provide a compensation that reimburses participants for their time and effort but is not so large as to be coercive. Using a randomized controlled trial, we estimate parents' responsiveness to financial compensation in terms of their willingness to provide their child's blood sample...
September 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26755526/survey-methods-to-optimize-response-rate-in-the-national-dental-practice-based-research-network
#9
Ellen Funkhouser, Kavya Vellala, Camille Baltuck, Rita Cacciato, Emily Durand, Deborah McEdward, Ellen Sowell, Sarah E Theisen, Gregg H Gilbert
Surveys of health professionals typically have low response rates, and these rates have been decreasing in the recent years. We report on the methods used in a successful survey of dentist members of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. The objectives were to quantify the (1) increase in response rate associated with successive survey methods, (2) time to completion with each successive step, (3) contribution from the final method and personal contact, and (4) differences in response rate and mode of response by practice/practitioner characteristics...
September 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705026/the-association-between-peer-and-self-assessments-and-professionalism-lapses-among-medical-students
#10
Leslie A Hoffman, Ronald L Shew, T Robert Vu, James J Brokaw, Richard M Frankel
Peer and self-assessments are widely used to assess professionalism during medical school as part of a multisource feedback model. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between peer and self-assessments and professionalism lapses at a large medical school. A retrospective case-control study design was used to compare peer and self-assessment scores from Years 1 to 3 of medical school for students who had been cited for professionalism lapses during medical school (case group; n = 78) with those of a randomly selected control group ( n = 230)...
June 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705023/helping-hospitals-improve-patient-centeredness-assessing-the-impact-of-feedback-following-a-best-practices-workshop
#11
Christoph Kowalski, William H Yeaton, Kathrin Kuhr, Holger Pfaff
Regularly reported patient surveys are an important dimension of hospital quality management. This study investigates whether providing hospital staff with interim feedback on patient survey results following a best practices workshop can help hospitals improve patient centeredness. Standardized surveys with consecutive patient samples were administered in accredited breast cancer center (BCC) hospitals in one German state (18 million inhabitants), over a 6-month period, in 2012. Two studies were conducted by applying a combination of regression point displacement (RPD) and interrupted time series (ITS) designs...
June 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705028/development-of-a-computer-adaptive-test-for-depression-based-on-the-dutch-flemish-version-of-the-promis-item-bank
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Gerard Flens, Niels Smits, Caroline B Terwee, Joost Dekker, Irma Huijbrechts, Edwin de Beurs
We developed a Dutch-Flemish version of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) adult V1.0 item bank for depression as input for computerized adaptive testing (CAT). As item bank, we used the Dutch-Flemish translation of the original PROMIS item bank (28 items) and additionally translated 28 U.S. depression items that failed to make the final U.S. item bank. Through psychometric analysis of a combined clinical and general population sample ( N = 2,010), 8 added items were removed...
March 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705012/the-relationship-between-core-members-social-capital-and-perceived-and-externally-evaluated-prestige-and-cooperation-among-hiv-aids-related-civil-society-organizations-in-china
#13
Danni Wang, Xiaoru Xu, Guangliang Mei, Ying Ma, Ren Chen, Xia Qin, Zhi Hu
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the core members' social capital was associated with individually perceived and externally evaluated prestige and cooperation among the HIV/AIDS-related civil society organizations (CSOs). To accomplish this, a cross-sectional study using multistage sampling was carried out in eight provinces of China. Data were collected from the 327 core members via questionnaires and self-evaluated performance of the respondents were evaluated and measured. The interviews were conducted with all core members and the supervisory staff of the local Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
March 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020833/using-generalizability-theory-to-inform-optimal-design-for-a-nursing-performance-assessment
#14
Janet O'Brien, Marilyn S Thompson, Debra Hagler
The promotion of competency of nurses and other health-care professionals is a goal shared by many stakeholders. In nursing, observation-based assessments are often better suited than paper-and-pencil tests for assessing many clinical abilities. Unfortunately, few instruments for simulation-based assessment of competency have been published that have undergone stringent reliability and validity evaluation. Reliability analyses typically involve some measure of rater agreement, but other sources of measurement error that affect reliability should also be considered...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020832/cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-shirom-melamed-vigor-measure-smvm-with-workers-in-spain
#15
Manuel Pulido-Martos, Montserrat Meléndez-Domínguez, Esther Lopez-Zafra
Shirom's proposal about engagement focuses on vigor. Under this approach, vigor is considered an affect that mediates the relationship between resources, behaviors, and attitudes related to psychological functioning and health. It is important for occupational health professionals to have adequate measures of this construct. The Shirom-Melamed vigor measure (SMVM) was developed to capture this sense of energy comprising three components (physical strength, emotional energy, and cognitive liveliness). In the absence of a Spanish version of the SMVM, our aim is to perform a cultural adaptation and to further analyze its psychometric properties...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974106/the-effectiveness-of-the-nurse-care-coordinator-role-on-patient-reported-and-health-service-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#16
Aaron Conway, Chris O'Donnell, Patsy Yates
This systematic review examined the effectiveness of nurse care coordinator (CC) roles on patient-reported and health service outcomes. Multiple electronic databases (Medline, CINAHL, and EMBASE) were searched and the Cochrane Risk of Bias Assessment Tool was applied by two independent reviewers. The Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation system was used to assess the quality of evidence. A total of 45 articles (reporting on 36 studies) were included. The majority of studies ( n = 28, 78%) were conducted in the United States and published after 2009 ( n = 24, 67%)...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974105/variables-associated-with-perceived-work-role-performance-among-professionals-in-multidisciplinary-mental-health-teams-overall-and-in-primary-care-and-specialized-service-teams-respectively
#17
Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, François Chiocchio
This study had a dual purpose (1) to identify variables associated with perceived work role performance (WRP) among 315 mental health professionals (MHPs) in Quebec and (2) to compare variables related to WRP in MH primary care teams (PCTs) and specialized service teams (SSTs), respectively. WRP was measured using an adapted version of the work role questionnaire. Variables were organized within five areas: individual characteristics, perceived team attributes, perceived team processes, perceived team emergent states, and geographical and organizational context...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934863/effects-of-job-burnout-and-emotional-labor-on-objective-structured-clinical-examination-performance-among-interns-and-residents-in-taiwan
#18
Chen-Yu Wang, Jen-De Chen, Chih-Hung Wang, Jong-Yi Wang, Chih-Jaan Tai, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Der-Yuan Chen
Medical education faces challenges concerning job burnout and emotional labor among junior physicians, which poses a potential threat to the quality of medical care. Although studies have investigated job burnout and emotional labor among physicians, empirical research on the association between job burnout, emotional labor, and clinical performance is lacking. This study investigated the effects of job burnout and emotional labor on clinical performance by using the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) scores of interns and residents...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868907/new-device-for-intrinsic-hand-muscle-strength-measurement-an-alternative-to-strain-gauge-handheld-dynamometer
#19
Jagannathan Madhanagopal, Om Prakash Singh, Vikram Mohan, Kathiresan V Sathasivam, Abdul Hafidz Omar, Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir
An accurate measurement of intrinsic hand muscle strength (IHMS) is required by clinicians for effective clinical decision-making, diagnosis of certain diseases, and evaluation of the outcome of treatment. In practice, the clinicians use Intrins-o-meter and Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer for IHMS measurement. These are quite bulky, expensive, and possess poor interobserver reliability (37-52%) and sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to develop an alternative lightweight, accurate, cost-effective force measurement device with a simple electronic circuit and test its suitability for IHMS measurement...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835117/measuring-opportunities-for-engaging-in-meaningful-home-based-activities-in-housing-services-for-people-with-psychiatric-disabilities-development-of-the-perceived-meaning-of-activity-in-housing-pma-h
#20
Mona Eklund, David Brunt
There is a scarcity of instruments for assessing opportunities for residents with psychiatric disabilities to engage in meaningful home-based activities. We thus developed the Perceived Meaning of Activity in Housing (PMA-H), containing four subscales (activity opportunities, social interaction, developing as a person, and organization and planning). The aim of the study was to investigate the content validity, utility, internal consistency and concurrent and criterion validity of the PMA-H, as well as possible floor and ceiling effects...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
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