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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447813/using-response-time-data-to-reduce-testing-time-in-cognitive-tests
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Maria Bertling, Jonathan P Weeks
Achievement estimates are often based on either number correct scores or IRT-based ability parameters. Van der Linden (2007) and other researchers (e.g., Fox, Klein Entink, & van der Linden, 2007; Ranger, 2013) have developed psychometric models that allow for joint estimation of speed and item parameters using both response times and response data. This paper presents an application of this type of approach to a battery of 4 types of fluid reasoning measures, administered to a large sample of a highly educated examinees...
April 27, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447309/markov-decision-process-measurement-model
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Michelle M LaMar
Within-task actions can provide additional information on student competencies but are challenging to model. This paper explores the potential of using a cognitive model for decision making, the Markov decision process, to provide a mapping between within-task actions and latent traits of interest. Psychometric properties of the model are explored, and simulation studies report on parameter recovery within the context of a simple strategy game. The model is then applied to empirical data from an educational game...
April 26, 2017: Psychometrika
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444553/measuring-hemophilia-caregiver-burden-validation-of-the-hemophilia-caregiver-impact-measure
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Carolyn E Schwartz, Victoria E Powell, Adi Eldar-Lissai
AIMS: The purpose of this article is to describe the psychometric development of the Hemophilia Caregiver Impact measure. METHODS: Qualitative interviews (n = 22) and a cross-sectional web-based study (n = 458) were implemented with caregivers of people with hemophilia. Classical test theory and item response theory analyses were implemented to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the measure. RESULTS: The study sample had a mean age of 39 and a median level of college education...
April 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439904/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-oral-health-literacy-instrument-for-the-chilean-population
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Ricardo A Cartes-Velásquez, Luis Luengo Machuca
OBJECTIVE: To report the adaptation and cultural validation of the Oral Health Literacy Instrument (OHLI) for the adult Chilean population attending public and university health services. STUDY DESIGN: The original OHLI in English was translated to Spanish and back-translated, then a preliminary version was obtained following review by four experts. A pilot study was carried out in 30 patients, who were asked to assess their understanding of the questionnaire. The following variables were included: sociodemographic factors (sex, age, average monthly income, education and marital status); oral health (history of caries, periodontal disease and oral hygiene); oral health-related quality of life; health literacy; oral health literacy; and psychometric properties (internal consistency, temporal stability, convergent validity and predictive validity)...
April 24, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439189/development-and-evaluation-of-two-abbreviated-questionnaires-for-mentoring-and-research-self-efficacy
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Donna B Jeffe, Treva K Rice, Josephine E A Boyington, Dabeeru C Rao, Girardin Jean-Louis, Victor G Dávila-Román, Anne L Taylor, Betty S Pace, Mohamed Boutjdir
OBJECTIVES: To reduce respondent burden for future evaluations of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-supported Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), a mentored-research education program, we sought to shorten the 33-item Ragins and McFarlin Mentor Role Instrument (RMMRI), measuring mentor-role appraisals, and the 69-item Clinical Research Appraisal Inventory (CRAI), measuring research self-efficacy. METHODS: Three nationally recruited, junior-faculty cohorts attended two, annual 2-3 week Summer Institutes (SI-1/SI-2: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014) at one of six PRIDE sites...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438250/new-validity-evidence-of-the-parent-parq-control-scale-of-parental-educational-styles
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Omar García-Pérez, Mercedes Inda-Caro, Susana Torío-López
BACKGROUND: The Parent PARQ/Control (short version) for mothers and fathers is an inventory of 29 items where parents record their acceptance-rejection and control behaviors towards their children. Despite vast research on IPARQTheory, it has yet to be vali-dated for a Spanish population. The goal of this study is to analyze the psychometric properties of the instrument and its factorial structure. METHOD: Participants were 4,168 parents from the Principality of Asturias (2,166 mothers and 2,002 fathers)...
May 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423232/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-anatomy-learning-experiences-questionnaire-and-correlations-with-learning-outcomes
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Derek L Choi-Lundberg, Anne-Marie M Williams, Craig Zimitat
The Anatomy Learning Experiences Questionnaire (ALEQ) was designed by Smith and Mathias to explore students' perceptions and experiences of learning anatomy. In this study, the psychometric properties of a slightly altered 34-item ALEQ (ALEQ-34) were evaluated, and correlations with learning outcomes investigated, by surveying first- and second-year undergraduate medical students; 181 usable responses were obtained (75% response rate). Psychometric analysis demonstrated overall good reliability (Cronbach's alpha of 0...
April 17, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422933/nursing-informatics-competency-assessment-for-the-nurse-leader-instrument-refinement-validation-and-psychometric-analysis
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Po-Yin Yen, Andrew Phillips, Mary K Kennedy, Sarah Collins
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to refine and validate a new instrument, Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment for the Nurse Leader (NL). BACKGROUND: Because health information technology rapidly advances, the NL requires greater levels of informatics knowledge. METHODS: Item reduction and psychometric analysis methodology RESULTS: A total of 357 national NLs completed the survey. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a final 6-factor solution that contained 26 items: (1) strategic implementation management, (2) advanced information management and education, (3) executive planning, (4) ethical and legal concepts, (5) information systems concepts, and (6) requirements and system selection...
May 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419177/interpreting-patterns-of-low-scores-on-the-nih-toolbox-cognition-battery
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James A Holdnack, David S Tulsky, Brian L Brooks, Jerry Slotkin, Richard Gershon, Allen W Heinemann, Grant L Iverson
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function Cognition Battery is comprised of seven cognitive tests, including two tests measuring crystallized cognitive ability (i.e., vocabulary and reading) and five tests measuring fluid cognitive functioning (i.e., working memory, memory, speed of processing, and executive functioning). This study presents comprehensive base rate tables for the frequency of low scores in adults and older adults from the normative sample...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418117/articulating-the-ideal-50-years-of-interprofessional-collaboration-in-medical-education
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Elise Paradis, Mandy Pipher, Carrie Cartmill, J Cristian Rangel, Cynthia R Whitehead
CONTEXT: Health care delivery and the education of clinicians have changed immensely since the creation of the journal Medical Education. In this project, we seek to answer the following three questions: How has the concept of collaboration changed over the past 50 years in Medical Education? Have the participants involved in collaboration shifted over time? Has the idea of collaboration itself been transformed over the past 50 years? METHODS: Starting from a constructionist view of scientific discourse, we used directed content analysis to sample, code and analyse 144 collaboration-related articles over the 50-year life span of Medical Education...
April 18, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409692/validation-and-norming-of-the-intelligibility-in-context-scale-in-northern-viet-nam
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Ben Phạm, Sharynne McLeod, Linda J Harrison
Vietnamese is one of the 20 most commonly spoken languages in the world; however, there are no standardised tools to assess Vietnamese children's speech. This study aimed to validate and norm the Vietnamese version of the Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS-VN). Data were collected from parents of 181 children (aged 2;0-5;11) living in Ha Noi, Northern Viet Nam. The mean ICS-VN score was 4.43 (out of a maximum of 5), indicating that children were 'usually' to 'always' intelligible; however, item-level scores demonstrated significant differences between communication partners...
April 14, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407724/psychometric-properties-of-the-norwegian-self-efficacy-for-therapeutic-mode-use-n-setmu
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Tore Bonsaksen, Tove Carstensen
BACKGROUND: According to the Intentional Relationship Model (IRM), the intentional use of relational approaches in therapy (therapeutic modes) is essential for obtaining successful relationships to clients. There have been no attempts to combine the IRM with self-efficacy theory, and instruments for measuring self-efficacy for therapeutic mode use are lacking. AIM: This study aimed to examine the component structure and internal consistency of the Norwegian version of the Self-Efficacy for Therapeutic Mode Use (N-SETMU)...
April 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406121/normalization-of-the-psychometric-hepatic-encephalopathy-score-for-diagnosis-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-turkey
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Bdo Coskun, M Ozen, S Gursoy, O Ozbakir, O K Poyrazoglu, M Baskol, G C Sezgin, M Yucesoy
AIM: To construct normal values for the tests of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) and evaluate the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) among Turkish patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-five healthy subjects and sixty patients with liver cirrhosis without overt hepatic encephalopathy were included in the study. All subjects underwent psychometric tests, which include number connection test-A and B (NCT-A/B), serial dotting test (DST), line drawing test (LDT), and digit symbol test (DST) in the same day...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401792/assessment-of-long-term-mate-preferences-in-iran
#14
Mohammad Atari
Previous research suggests that assessment of mate preferences has received relatively little psychometric attention from researchers, particularly in non-Western cultures. The current research was designed to (1) extend previous findings on long-term mate preferences by using a qualitative strategy, (2) develop a psychometrically sound scale for assessment of long-term mate preferences in men, and (3) develop a sex-neutral scale for assessment of long-term mate preferences. Six dimensions of mate preferences emerged for men: F = family/domesticity, A = attractiveness/sexuality, K = kindness/dependability, E = education/intelligence, R = religiosity/chastity, and S = status/resources...
April 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398390/-a-comparison-of-the-most-used-instruments-to-assess-the-quality-of-clinical-learning-environments-of-nursing-students
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Raffaella Nicotera, Pietro Altini, Valerio Dimonte
. A comparison of the most used instruments to assess the quality of clinical learning environments of nursing students. INTRODUCTION: A clinical learning environment (CLE) promotes the development of professional competences, of critical and diagnostic reasoning in future nurses, thus the continuous assessment of its quality is pivotal. AIM: To describe and compare the most used instruments to measure the nursing students' perception of the quality of CLEs. METHODS: Six validated questionnaires were identified and compared: CLE (Clinical Learning Environment), CLEDI (Clinical Learning Environment Diagnostic Inventory), SECEE (Student Evaluation of Clinical Education Environment), CLEI (Clinical Learning Environment Inventory), CLES (Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision), CLES+T (Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision plus Teacher nurse)...
January 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395708/the-development-and-testing-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-emotional-response-and-disclosure-of-errors-in-clinical-practice-instrument
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Ellen Swartwout, Margaret Rodan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A tool to measure the nurses' emotional response after an error in clinical practice and the potential impact emotion can have on disclosure is lacking. This study tested the psychometric properties of the Emotional Response and Disclosure of Errors in Clinical Practice instrument. METHODS: The instrument was tested among 497 nurses with psychometric evaluation for validity, reliability, and exploratory factor analysis. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis revealed a 3-factor solution which accounted for 55...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395692/validation-of-the-edinburgh-postnatal-depression-scale-for-use-with-young-childbearing-women
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Kira Friesen, Wendy E Peterson, Janet Squires, Cathryn Fortier
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was created specifically to screen for perinatal depression. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the EPDS for use in a population of pregnant and postpartum 14- to 24-year-olds in Canada. METHODS: The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was used as the psychometric framework to assess the validity, reliability, and acceptability of responses obtained using the EPDS with pregnant and postpartum adolescents and young adults...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390030/we-need-more-replication-research-a%C3%A2-case-for-test-retest-reliability
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REVIEW
Jimmie Leppink, Patricia Pérez-Fuster
Following debates in psychology on the importance of replication research, we have also started to see pleas for a more prominent role for replication research in medical education. To enable replication research, it is of paramount importance to carefully study the reliability of the instruments we use. Cronbach's alpha has been the most widely used estimator of reliability in the field of medical education, notably as some kind of quality label of test or questionnaire scores based on multiple items or of the reliability of assessment across exam stations...
April 7, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388931/development-and-validation-of-an-arabic-questionnaire-to-assess-psychosocial-determinants-of-eating-behavior-among-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Leila Itani, Hanadi Chatila, Hani Dimassi, Fikrat El Sahn
BACKGROUND: There is a scarcity of studies that evaluate the psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The availability of such data is limited by the lack of valid culturally appropriate tools. The current study aims to develop and validate an Arabic questionnaire that measures psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out to validate a five-scale questionnaire developed to measure nutrition-related knowledge, attitude, practices, and self-efficacy and social norms...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382060/cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-self-efficacy-in-chronic-disease-patients
#20
AhmadAli Eslami, Seyde-Sharbanoo Daniali, Karim Mohammadi, Negar Reisi-Dehkordi, Firoozeh Mostafavi-Darani
INTRODUCTION: Self-efficacy is an essential factor for effective self-management in chronic-disease patients. Therefore, the measurement of self-efficacy with a valid and reliable instrument is required. In this study, cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Persian version of "Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease" (SES6G) are illustrated in a sample of Iranian chronic-disease patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which translation and backward translation was performed by bilingual translators...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
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