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Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins, Maria Narcisa da Costa Gonçalves, Olga Maria Pimenta Lopes Ribeiro, Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin
Objectives: to describe the development and validation process of a scale to measure the nurses' perception of the activities that contribute to nursing care quality. Method: methodological study based on a literature review, the opinion of experts and the experience of study investigators. An instrument was designed containing six dimensions and 25 items, applied as a questionnaire to 775 nurses from a hospital in northern Portugal, from May to July 2014. The instrument validation used an exploratory factor analysis and an internal consistency assessment of each factor/dimension...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Ana Paula Morais de Carvalho Macedo, Clara Maria Faria Simães Mendes, Analisa Lia Silva Candeias, Marco Paulo Rodrigues Sousa, Louíse Viecili Hoffmeister, Maria Isabel Gomes Sousa Lage
Objective: to describe the process of adaptation and validation of the Nursing Activities Score to the Portuguese context. Method: this was a pilot study of adaptation and validation of the Nursing Activities Score with a sample consisting of 67 patients hospitalized in the intensive care units of three Portuguese hospitals. The construct validity was assessed through factor analysis procedures and the internal consistency of the items was measured through the Cronbach's alpha coefficient...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Ariane Cristina Barboza Zanetti, Carmen Silvia Gabriel, Andrea Bernardes, Leonardo Régis Leira Pereira
Objective: To describe the translation into Portuguese and cultural adaptation of a Questionnaire addressing High-Alert Medications to the Brazilian context. Methods: Methodological study comprising the translation from Chinese to Brazilian Portuguese, synthesis of translations, back translation, panel of experts, and pretest to obtain the final version of the questionnaire. Results: <inor lexical variations were resolved after obtaining consensus between the translators...
October 24, 2016: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Eveline P C J Janssen, Sebastian Köhler, Coen D A Stehouwer, Nicolaas C Schaper, Pieter C Dagnelie, Simone J S Sep, Ronald M A Henry, Carla J H van der Kallen, Frans R Verhey, Miranda T Schram
OBJECTIVES: To assess the psychometric properties and identify the best cutoff value of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for depression screening in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN: Observational population-based cohort study. SETTING: The Maastricht Study. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with and without T2DM (mean age 58.6 ± 8.1, 44.6% male) according to an oral glucose tolerance test (N = 2,997)...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Andrea Svicher, Michael J Zvolensky, Fiammetta Cosci
BACKGROUND, AIMS: The Smoking Abstinence Expectancies Questionnaire (SAEQ) is a quick and reliable scale assessing the expected consequences of short-term nicotine abstinence. The present study sought to translate the SAEQ to Italian and assess its psychometric properties. METHODS: A sample of 366 daily smokers (59.3% female; mean (± SD) age = 34.0 ± 11.2 years; mean (± SD) cigarettes smoked per day = 13.2 ± 7.5; mean (± SD) years of smoking = 11.3 ± 9.2 years) completed the SAEQ and a series of rating scales measuring nicotine dependence, alcohol use, anxiety and depressive symptoms at baseline and after 3 months (retest)...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Addictive Diseases
M Karlstedt, S M Fereshtehnejad, E Winnberg, D Aarsland, J Lökk
OBJECTIVES: The 15-item mutuality scale (MS) has been used in several neurological conditions assessing the quality of relationship associations with negative effects of the caregiving situation. The aim of this study was to translate the original MS into Swedish and assess its psychometric properties in Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following the forward-backward translation method, the scale was evaluated regarding linguistic correctness at a conceptual level and user-friendliness...
October 26, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Elizabeth M Yu, Emily V Nosova, Yuri Falkenstein, Priya Prasad, Jeremi M Leasure, Dimitriy G Kondrashov
Study Design Retrospective reliability and validity study. Objective To validate a recently translated Russian language version of the Oswestry Disability Index (R-ODI) using standardized methods detailed from previous validations in other languages. Methods We included all subjects who were seen in our spine surgery clinic, over the age of 18, and fluent in the Russian language. R-ODI was translated by six bilingual people and combined into a consensus version. R-ODI and visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaires for leg and back pain were distributed to subjects during both their initial and follow-up visits...
November 2016: Global Spine Journal
Wei Gao, Vincent Crosby, Andrew Wilcock, Rachael Burman, Eli Silber, Nilay Hepgul, K Ray Chaudhuri, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: There is no standard palliative care outcome measure for people with progressive long term neurological conditions (LTNC). This study aims to determine the psychometric properties of a new 8-item palliative care outcome scale of symptom burden (IPOS Neuro-S8) in this population. DATA AND METHODS: Data were merged from a Phase II palliative care intervention study in multiple sclerosis (MS) and a longitudinal observational study in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)...
2016: PloS One
Panagiotis Kousoulis, Athanasios Pantes, Georgios Alevetsovitis, Ourania Fydanaki
INTRODUCTION: The Motion Sickness Assessment Questionnaire (MSAQ) was developed in order to assess the multiple dimensions of the motion sickness syndrome (gastrointestinal, central nervous system, peripheral, and sopite-related symptoms). The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the MSAQ. METHODS: The MSAQ was translated into Greek and then translated back into English. Minor differences between the two texts were corrected...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Justin M Mittelstädt, Yvonne Pecena, Viktor Oubaid, Peter Maschke
INTRODUCTION: This paper investigates personality traits as potential factors for success in an astronaut selection by comparing personality profiles of unsuccessful and successful astronaut candidates in different phases of the ESA selection procedure. It is further addressed whether personality traits could predict an overall assessment rating at the end of the selection. METHODS: In 2008/2009, ESA performed an astronaut selection with 902 candidates who were either psychologically recommended for mission training (N = 46) or failed in basic aptitude (N = 710) or Assessment Center and interview testing (N = 146)...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
E Huertas-Hoyas, E J Pedrero-Perez, M Martinez-Campos, M Laselle-Lopez
INTRODUCTION: The use of self-reports about symptoms of malfunctioning in daily life derived from functional deficits of a prefrontal origin has become widespread in clinical practice, since they allow incremental ecological validity to be added to other specific tests. Yet it remains to be determined whether self-assessment is sufficient on its own or if the participation of an external evaluator would be preferable. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Prefrontal Symptoms Inventory (PSI) was administered to 115 subjects being treated for a range of brain pathologies...
November 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
Simone C Guadagnin, Eduardo Y Nakano, Eliane S Dutra, Kênia M B de Carvalho, Marina K Ito
Workplace dietary intervention studies in low- and middle-income countries using psychometrically sound measures are scarce. This study aimed to validate a nutrition knowledge questionnaire (NQ) and its utility in evaluating the changes in knowledge among participants of a Nutrition Education Program (NEP) conducted at the workplace. A NQ was tested for construct validity, internal consistency and discriminant validity. It was applied in a NEP conducted at six workplaces, in order to evaluate the effect of an interactive or a lecture-based education programme on nutrition knowledge...
October 25, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
C Lo, T Panday, J Zeppieri, A Rydall, P Murphy-Kane, C Zimmermann, G Rodin
Existential distress is of clinical concern in patients with terminal illness. Although existential distress has been used to describe a broad spectrum of psychological disturbances, its narrower definition may be confined to distress that arises when the meaning and value of one's life is unclear, and is comorbid with feelings of loneliness and low self-worth. To promote further study, we developed and pilot-tested a 10-item Existential Distress Scale (EDS). Twenty-one patients with advanced cancer were recruited from a palliative care unit...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
Masashi Mizuno, Sosei Yamaguchi, Ayano Taneda, Hiroaki Hori, Ayako Aikawa, Chiyo Fujii
AIM: The study aimed to develop two Japanese versions of King's Stigma Scale, a full version (version.1) and a short version (version.2), through psychometric property testing. METHODS: The sample included 112 people with mental illness. We tested the constructs of the scales using both confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were tested. We examined convergent validity with self-esteem or perceived stigma, and different group validity, using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)...
October 24, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng, Li-Ying Chen, Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Yan-Ying Ju, Chia-Ling Chen, Kevin C Tseng
BACKGROUND: Identifying disability early in life confers long-term benefits for children. The Taipei City Child Development Screening tool, second version (Taipei II) provides checklists for 13 child age groups from 4 months to 6 years. However, the usability of a text-based screening tool largely depends on the literacy level and logical reasoning ability of the caregivers, as well as language barriers caused by increasing numbers of immigrants. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) design and develop a Web-based multimedia version of the current Taipei II developmental screening tool, and (2) investigate the measurement equivalence of this multimedia version to the original paper-based version...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
José Florencio F Lapeña, Giancarla Marie C Ambrocio, Ryner Jose D Carrillo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to establish validity and reliability of the Filipino Reflux Symptom Index (FRSI) and to test it among patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) before and after 6 months' trial of rabeprazole. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study was carried out. METHODS: There were 35 LPR patients and 30 controls who were twice-administered the FRSI and Filipino Voice Handicap Index (FVHI) for test-retest reliability, and videostroboscopy was performed to obtain baseline reflux finding scores (RFSs)...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Elizabeth Galik, Barbara Resnick, Erin Vigne, Sarah Dee Holmes, Victoria Nalls
BACKGROUND: Resistiveness to care is behavior that prevents or interferes with caregivers' performing or assisting with activities of daily living and puts residents at risk for inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs, other restraining interventions, social isolation, and physical abuse. The purpose of this study was to establish the psychometric properties of a previously developed Resistiveness to Care measure. PROCEDURES: This was a descriptive study using baseline data from an ongoing randomized controlled trial testing a Function and Behavior Focused Care (FBFC) intervention...
October 21, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Chantal Grandjean, Jos M Latour, Jacques Cotting, Marie-Christine Fazan, Stéphane Leteurtre, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet
INTRODUCTION: Within paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), only a few parent satisfaction instruments are validated and none are available for French-speaking parents. The aims of the study were to translate and culturally adapt the Dutch EMPATHIC-65 questionnaire into a French version and to test its psychometric equivalence. METHODS: Two French-speaking PICUs in Switzerland and France participated. The questionnaire was translated using a standardised method and parents with PICU experience were interviewed to assess clarity of the translated version...
October 21, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Yusuke Watanabe, Amin Madani, Yoichi M Ito, Elif Bilgic, Katherine M McKendy, Liane S Feldman, Gerald M Fried, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: The extent to which each item assessed using the Global Operative Assessment of Laparoscopic Skills (GOALS) contributes to the total score remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of difficulty and discriminative ability of each of the 5 GOALS items using item response theory (IRT). METHODS: A total of 396 GOALS assessments for a variety of laparoscopic procedures over a 12-year time period were included. Threshold parameters of item difficulty and discrimination power were estimated for each item using IRT...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Rubén Martín-Payo, Javier Suárez-Álvarez, María E Amieva Fernández, María J Duaso, Estela Álvarez Gómez
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to explore the psychometric properties of the Motiva.Diaf questionnaire, which assesses the adherence to healthy diet and physical activity in clinical patients. METHOD: Participants were 230 patients, who attended hospital services, with a mean age of 49.28 years (SD = 12.34). Women constituted 55.7% of the patients. Two weeks after initial administration, 40 participants, from those who had another hospital appointment scheduled, were selected at random to complete again the questionnaire in order to assess test–retest reliability...
November 2016: Psicothema
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