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Elizabeth E Marfeo, Christine McDonough, Pengsheng Ni, Kara Peterik, Julia Porcino, Mark Meterko, Elizabeth Rasch, Lewis Kazis, Leighton Chan
OBJECTIVE: To further improve measurement of work-related physical and mental health by updating the Work Disability Assessment Battery (WD-FAB). METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 1024 disability claimants and 1000 working age (21-66 years) adults in the United States. Developed new items to replenish the WD-FAB and analyzed using factor analysis and item response theory (IRT). Computer adaptive testing (CAT) simulations evaluated the psychometric properties of the original vs...
December 11, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Alberto Pena-Gayo, Víctor Manuel González-Chordá, Águeda Cervera-Gasch, Desirée Mena-Tudela
OBJECTIVES: the current study aimed to adapt the Self-Transcendence Scale (STS) to the Spanish context and analyse its psychometric properties. METHOD: the STS was administered to a general Spanish population of adults (i.e., older than 20 years; n = 116) through an online platform. The Psychological Well-Being (PWB) and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-being - modified version for healthy people (FACIT-Sp-Non-Illness) scales were also applied in two moments separated by an interval of 15 days...
December 10, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Julianna Amaral Cavalcante, Karolline Alves Viana, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Luciane Rezende Costa
OBJECTIVE: In Brazil, there is no scale to assess parental catastrophizing about their child's pain. This study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the Pain Catastrophizing Scale-Parents to the Brazilian Portuguese language, as well as to preliminarily evaluate its psychometric properties among parents/guardians of children with and without a toothache. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 237 parents/other relatives of 237 children. Across-cultural adaptation of the scale into Brazilian Portuguese was carried out according to the universalistic approach...
October 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Bryce B Reeve, Mian Wang, Kevin Weinfurt, Kathryn E Flynn, Deborah S Usinger, Ronald C Chen
BACKGROUND: There are multiple treatment options for men with localized prostate cancer that provide similar curative efficacy but differ in their impact on sexual functioning. AIM: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Sexual Function and Satisfaction (SexFS) measures, including items from versions 1 and 2 of the short forms. METHODS: A population-based cohort of men across North Carolina completed surveys via phone interviews at baseline (prior to treatment) and at 3, 12, and 24 months after cancer treatment initiation...
December 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Leonardo Carlucci, Marley W Watkins, Maria Rita Sergi, Fedele Cataldi, Aristide Saggino, Michela Balsamo
The State-Trait Inventory for Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety (STICSA) is a widely used measure of state and trait anxiety that permits a specific assessment of cognitive and somatic anxiety. Previous research provided inconsistent findings about its factor structure in non-clinical samples (e.g., hierarchical or bi-factor structure). To date, no psychometric validation of the Italian version of the STICSA has been conducted. Our study aimed to determine the psychometric functioning of the Italian version of the STICSA, including its dimensionality, gender and age measurement equivalence, and convergent/divergent validity in a large sample of community-dwelling participants ( N = 2,938; 55...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Jennifer Hofmann, Hugo Carretero-Dios, Amy Carrell
The State-Trait Model of Cheerfulness assesses the temperamental basis of the sense of humor with the traits and respective states of cheerfulness, seriousness, and bad mood. Cheerfulness is a dominant factor in current measures of the sense of humor and explains both, the disposition to engaging in smiling and laughter, as well as humor behaviors, and trait seriousness and bad mood are antagonistic to the elicitation of amusement (albeit for different reasons). Several studies have shown the validity and reliability of the STCI questionnaire in German and other language versions (i...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Cristian Bersezio, Javier Martín, Andrea Herrera, Alessandro Loguercio, Eduardo Fernández
BACKGROUND: The aesthetic self-perception and psychosocial impact of whitening is poorly explored in the literature; it is even less clear whether the effect of whitening may influence the psychology or social relations of patients. Therefore, the aim of this trial is to evaluate the impact of an at-home whitening procedure on patients' quality of life. Also, this study's secondary objective is the adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the OES questionnaire (OES-SP). METHODS: Fifty eight patients underwent whitening with 10% carbamide peroxide (CP) gel for 1 h daily for 3 weeks...
December 11, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Noeline Razanamihaja, Marie-Laure Boy-Lefèvre, Laurence Jordan, Lea Tapiro, Ariane Berdal, Muriel de la Dure-Molla, Sylvie Azogui-Levy
BACKGROUND: The Parental-Caregivers Perceptions Questionnaire (P-CPQ) is a measure of parental/caregivers' perceptions of the impact of children's oral health on quality of life. The aim of the study was evaluate the psychometric properties of the French version of the P-CPQ. METHOD: The original P-CPQ was developed in English language and has 31 items divided into four sub-scales. This cross-sectional study used the translation-back translation method. The translated questionnaire was pretested on 14 parents-caregivers to obtain the final French version...
December 11, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Mariusz Panczyk, Mariusz Jaworski, Lucyna Iwanow, Ilona Cieślak, Joanna Gotlib
AIM: The purpose of the study was to adapt and evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the Polish language version of the Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire (ALSAQ) intended for use among registered nurses. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study where the ALSAQ was administered to a representative group of 3,299 Polish registered nurses was carried out between September and November 2017. METHODS: Linguistic-cultural adaptation of the ALSAQ was carried out according to the WHO guidelines...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Elizabeth C Long, Svetla Milcheva, Elena Psederska, Georgi Vasilev, Kiril Bozgunov, Dimitar Nedelchev, Nathan A Gillespie, Jasmin Vassileva
Background: The Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) is a 23-item self-report questionnaire that assesses four well-validated personality risk factors for substance misuse (Impulsivity, Sensation Seeking, Anxiety Sensitivity, and Hopelessness). While the SURPS has been used extensively with adolescents at risk for substance dependence, its properties with adult substance-dependent populations have been understudied. Further, the validity of the Bulgarian version of the SURPS has not been evaluated. The aims of the present study were to examine the factor structure of the Bulgarian version of the SURPS, its psychometric properties, and its ability to distinguish individuals with substance dependence from healthy controls...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Patrick D Gajewski, Eva Hanisch, Michael Falkenstein, Sven Thönes, Edmund Wascher
Working memory (WM) declines with increasing age. The WM capacity is often measured by means of the computerized version of the n -back task. Although the n -back task is widely used in aging research, little is known about its construct validity and specific cognitive functions involved in this task. Moreover, to date, no studies analyzed the construct validity as a function of age. To this end, we conducted a study in a sample of N = 533 individuals aged between 20 and 80 years. The sample was divided into three age groups: young (20-40), middle-aged (41-60), and old (61-80 years)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Nahed Alquwez, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Joseph U Almazan, Majed Sulaiman Alamri, Jennifer J Mesde
BACKGROUND: With the steadily increasing size of its elderly popu.lation, Saudi Arabia is currently trying to meet the demands for com.petent care for older people. However, the lack of a valid and reliable measurement instrument in the Arab Peninsula hinders related studies among nursing students in this part of the globe. Given the importance of nursing students' attitudes toward working with older people, a specialized tool that can provide an accurate assessment of students' attitudes toward older adults is necessary...
November 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Shane W Goodwin, Mark A Ferro, Kathy N Speechley
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess measurement equivalence in the 16-item short-form Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-16) across age, sex, and time in a sample of children with newly diagnosed epilepsy. METHODS: Data came from 373 children participating in the Health-related Quality of Life in Children with Epilepsy Study (HERQULES), a multicenter prospective cohort study. Measurement equivalence was assessed using multigroup confirmatory factor analysis methods...
December 7, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Meng Xuan Zhang, Ivan Jacob Agaloos Pesigan, Christopher W Kahler, Michael C W Yip, Shu Yu, Anise M S Wu
AIM: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ). METHOD: In this study, 1616 Chinese university students (male = 58.66%; Mage  = 19.88) reporting past-year drinking experience voluntarily completed an anonymous questionnaire. Rasch analysis, reliability analysis, and linear modeling were performed to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of B-YAACQ...
November 30, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
Hue T Truong, Joanne Ramsbotham, Alexandra McCarthy
The quality of students' experiences in an education environment directly affect learning outcomes. In an applied profession such as nursing, students undertake work-integrated learning in unpredictable health settings where multiple influences interact. Understanding students' perspectives with a valid instrument is the first step in improving learning environments and maximizing learning outcomes. It is important that language and cultural nuances are accounted for when instruments are translated. This paper reports translation and psychometric properties of the Vietnamese language version (V-CLEI) of the modified English language Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) (Newton et al...
November 29, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Behice Erci, Hilal Yildirim, Kevser Isik
OBJECTIVES: This methodological study was conducted to psychometrically evaluate the Patient Perspective on Care and Rehabilitation Scale in geriatric patients. METHODS: This study was conducted with 209 elderly individuals aged 65 years or older who were hospitalized in a hospital in Turkey between March and September 2017. The data were collected by using the Elderly Information Questionnaire prepared by the researcher and the Turkish version of the Patient Perspective on Care and Rehabilitation Scale...
December 1, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Colin D Johnson, Nicola Williamson, Gwendolyn Janssen-van Solingen, Rob Arbuckle, Chloe Johnson, Sarah Simpson, Doris Staab, Enrique Dominguez-Munoz, Phillippe Levy, Gary Connett, Markus M Lerch
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is commonly caused by chronic pancreatitis (CP) or cystic fibrosis (CF). There are no PEI-specific patient-reported assessments of symptoms and impacts. The PEI Questionnaire (PEI-Q) was developed through qualitative research with PEI patients and expert clinical input. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the PEI-Q. METHODS: 162 PEI patients (CF = 71 and CP = 91), 62 diarrhoea-specific irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) patients and 60 healthy controls completed the 26-item PEI-Q and the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) at baseline...
November 27, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Claudia Rutherford, Julia M Brown, Isabelle Smith, Elizabeth McGinnis, Lyn Wilson, Rachael Gilberts, Sarah Brown, Susanne Coleman, Howard Collier, Jane Nixon
INTRODUCTION: Pressure ulcer-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments should be used to inform patient care and provide a strong evidence base for interventions aimed at preventing pressure ulcers. The aim was to carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the psychometric properties of a PRO instrument designed to assess symptoms and functional outcomes in patients at high-risk of developing pressure ulcers, the PU-QOL-P instrument. METHODS: We modified the original PU-QOL instrument to be suitable for patients at high risk of pressure ulcer development based on feedback from patients, specialist nurses and PRO methodologists...
December 10, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Behnaz Kiani, Habib Hadianfard, Margaret D Weiss
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the descriptive and psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale-Parent Report Form (WFIRS-P) in a normal sample of Iranian children. METHOD: Parents of 282 students (grades 1-6) completed the WFIRS-P. Means and standard deviations were computed for the total scale, each domain, and each item of the WFIRS-P. Internal consistency, interdomain correlations, and test-retest reliability were used to assess the reliability of the scale...
December 7, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Sergio Hernández-Sanchez, Vasileios Korakakis, Nikos Malliaropoulos, Víctor Moreno-Perez
OBJECTIVE: To cross-culturally adapt and validate the Functional Assessment Scale for acute hamstring injury for professional Spanish-speaking soccer players. DESIGN: Clinical measurement study. Cross-cultural adaptation was conducted following international recommendations. Indicators of validity, reliability and responsiveness are provided. SUBJECTS: The Spanish version of the Functional Assessment Scale for acute hamstring injury scale was administered to 165 participants: 45 professional soccer players with acute hamstring muscle injury diagnosis, 40 healthy subjects, 40 individuals at-risk for a hamstring muscle injury and 40 patients with injuries of the lower limb other than hamstring muscle injury...
December 10, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
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