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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429239/development-and-initial-validation-of-a-short-three-dimensional-inventory-of-character-strengths
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Wenjie Duan, He Bu
PURPOSE: Character strength is described as a positive and organized pattern of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It serves as a schema that organizes categories of information toward the self, others, and the world, and provides the self-aware knowledge that facilitates the pursuit of goals, values, and ethical principles. Recent research has suggested that three reliable factors emerge from the measures of character strengths: caring, inquisitiveness, and self-control. The goal of this paper is to develop a psychometrically sound short measure of character strength...
April 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429046/western-ontario-shoulder-instability-index-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-turkish-version
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Selda Basar, Gurkan Gunaydin, Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Ugur Sozlu, Zeynep Beyza Alkan, Omer Osman Pala, Seyit Citaker, Ulunay Kanatli
One way to measure the effectiveness of a specific treatment is to utilize measurements designed specifically for the disorder. Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) is a subjective self-report scale indicating the latest condition of the patients with shoulder instability. The objective is to study the cultural adaptation, validity, and reliability of WOSI in Turkish population with shoulder disability. First, WOSI was translated and culturally adapted from English into Turkish. Afterward, in order to determine the level of reliability, internal consistency and test-retest analyses were conducted...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425777/self-reported-dependence-on-mobile-phones-in-young-adults-a-european-cross-cultural-empirical-survey
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Olatz Lopez-Fernandez, Daria J Kuss, Lucia Romo, Yannick Morvan, Laurence Kern, Pierluigi Graziani, Amélie Rousseau, Hans-Jürgen Rumpf, Anja Bischof, Ann-Kathrin Gässler, Adriano Schimmenti, Alessia Passanisi, Niko Männikkö, Maria Kääriänen, Zsolt Demetrovics, Orsolya Király, Mariano Chóliz, Juan José Zacarés, Emilia Serra, Mark D Griffiths, Halley M Pontes, Bernadeta Lelonek-Kuleta, Joanna Chwaszcz, Daniele Zullino, Lucien Rochat, Sophia Achab, Joël Billieux
Background and aims Despite many positive benefits, mobile phone use can be associated with harmful and detrimental behaviors. The aim of this study was twofold: to examine (a) cross-cultural patterns of perceived dependence on mobile phones in ten European countries, first, grouped in four different regions (North: Finland and UK; South: Spain and Italy; East: Hungary and Poland; West: France, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland), and second by country, and (b) how socio-demographics, geographic differences, mobile phone usage patterns, and associated activities predicted this perceived dependence...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422444/validation-of-the-mandarin-chinese-version-of-the-pain-sensitivity-questionnaire-psq
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Xiaoli Quan, Daniel Yee Tak Fong, Angela Yee Man Leung, Qin Liao, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Pui Hing Chau
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire (PSQ), a self-reported scale, has been used to assess the pain sensitivity level in a Caucasian population. However, a validated Mandarin Chinese version of the PSQ is not available. This study was aimed to translate the PSQ into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C) and validate it to measure pain sensitivity among Chinese people. METHODS: The English version of the PSQ has been translated into Mandarin Chinese (PSQ-C), according to the standard steps of cross-cultural adaptation of self-reported scales...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420374/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-common-mental-disorders-among-ethiopian-migrant-returnees-from-the-middle-east-and-south-africa
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Kassahun Habtamu, Abebaw Minaye, Waganesh A Zeleke
BACKGROUND: Ethiopian migrants to the Middle East and South Africa experience a range of problems at various stages of their migration including overwork, sleep deprivation, denial of food, emotional abuse, difficulty adapting to the host culture, salary denial, sexual abuse, labor exploitation, confiscation of their travel documents, confinement, denial of medication, lack of access to legal service and degrading attitude by employers, traffickers and smugglers. These experiences can be associated with different types of mental disorders...
April 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418723/ethnomedical-and-sociocultural-factors-of-pica-substances-in-rural-south-india
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Caitlyn D Placek
Pica, the intentional ingestion of culturally determined "nonfood" substances, occurs cross-culturally and most commonly during pregnancy. The current study describes women's perceptions of ethnomedical and sociocultural aspects of pica along with familial acquisition and transmission of knowledge and behaviors in a South Indian population. Findings showed that in contrast to Western models of pica, nonfood consumption is not entirely taboo; consumers rely on local remedies to cure overconsumption; and perceptions of prevalence extend beyond pregnancy...
April 18, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408191/cross-cultural-validity-of-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-for-predicting-healthy-food-choice-in-secondary-school-students-of-inner-mongolia
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Takashi Shimazaki, Hugejiletu Bao, Geer Deli, Hiroaki Uechi, Ying-Hua Lee, Kayo Miura, Koji Takenaka
AIMS: Unhealthy eating behavior is a serious health concern among secondary school students in Inner Mongolia. To predict their healthy food choices and devise methods of correcting unhealthy choices, we sought to confirm the cross-cultural validity of the theory of planned behavior among Inner Mongolian students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study, conducted between November and December 2014. Overall, 3047 students were enrolled. We devised a questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior to measure its components (intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control) in relation to healthy food choices; we also assessed their current engagement in healthy food choices...
April 4, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407720/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-knee-outcome-survey-activities-for-daily-living-scale
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Fawzi F Bouzubar, Sameera H Aljadi, Naser M Alotaibi, James J Irrgang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to cross-culturally adapt the Knee Outcome Survey-Activities of Daily Living Scale into Arabic and to assess its psychometric properties (internal consistency, reliability, validity, and responsiveness) in patients with knee disorders. METHODS: The cross-cultural adaptation process for the Knee Outcome Survey-Activities of Daily Living Scale into Arabic was performed consistent with the published guidelines. The psychometric properties of this Arabic version were then evaluated...
April 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407268/cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-construct-validity-of-the-tampa-scale-for-kinesiophobia-for-temporomandibular-disorders-tsk-tmd-br-into-brazilian-portuguese
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Aroldo Dos Santos Aguiar, Cesar Bataglion, Corine Mirjam Visscher, Debora Bevilaqua Grossi, Thais Cristina Chaves
BACKGROUND: Fear of movement (kinesiophobia) seems to play an important role in the development of chronic pain. However, in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) there is a scarcity of studies about this topic. The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia for TMD (TSK/TMD) is the most widely used instrument to measure fear of movement and it is not available in Brazilian Portuguese. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to culturally adapt the TSK/TMD to Brazilian Portuguese and to assess its psychometric properties regarding internal consistency, reliability, and construct and structural validity...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406110/effectiveness-of-cross-cultural-education-for-medical-residents-caring-for-burmese-refugees
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Megan Song McHenry, Kavitha Nutakki, Nancy L Swigonski
BACKGROUND: Limited resources are available to educate health professionals on cultural considerations and specific healthcare needs of Burmese refugees. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a module focused on cross-cultural considerations when caring for Burmese refugees. METHODS: A brief educational module using anonymously tracked pre- and post-intervention, self-administered surveys was developed and studied. The surveys measured pediatric and family medicine residents' knowledge, attitudes, and comfort in caring for Burmese refugees...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403920/psychometric-properties-of-the-french-version-of-the-endometriosis-health-profile-30-a-health-related-quality-of-life-instrument
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P Chauvet, C Auclair, C Mourgues, M Canis, L Gerbaud, N Bourdel
INTRODUCTION: The objectives were to evaluate the acceptability, reliability and validity of the cross-cultural adaptation of the Endometriosis Health Profile-30 instrument into French. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between July and October 2015. We created an online link (REDCap platform) with the questionnaires. An endometriosis patients association spread the link on its website and with social networks. The translation and cultural adaptation of the EHP-30 was performed according to guidelines...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403465/smoking-in-pregnancy-among-indigenous-women-in-high-income-countries-a-narrative-review
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Gillian S Gould, Christi Patten, Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Harshani Jayasinghe
Introduction: Pregnant women in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances, such as Indigenous women, have a high prevalence of smoking. Tobacco smoking is the most significant reversible risk factor for the health of Indigenous pregnant women and their babies. Methods: As researchers working in this specialized area, we conducted a narrative review of the literature on smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401140/the-canadian-minimum-dataset-for-chronic-low-back-pain-research-a-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-national-institutes-of-health-task-force-research-standards
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Anaïs Lacasse, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Alexandre J Parent, Nioushah Noushi, Chúk Odenigbo, Gabrielle Pagé, Nicolas Beaudet, Manon Choinière, Laura S Stone, Mark A Ware
BACKGROUND: To better standardize clinical and epidemiological studies about the prevalence, risk factors, prognosis, impact and treatment of chronic low back pain, a minimum data set was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low Back Pain. The aim of the present study was to develop a culturally adapted questionnaire that could be used for chronic low back pain research among French-speaking populations in Canada. METHODS: The adaptation of the French Canadian version of the minimum data set was achieved according to guidelines for the cross-cultural adaptation of self-reported measures (double forward-backward translation, expert committee, pretest among 35 patients with pain in the low back region)...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394210/validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-internet-gaming-disorder-20-test
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Nazir S Hawi, Maya Samaha
In recent years, researchers have been trying to shed light on gaming addiction and its association with different psychiatric disorders and psychological determinants. The latest edition version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) included in its Section 3 Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a condition for further empirical study and proposed nine criteria for the diagnosis of IGD. The 20-item Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD-20) Test was developed as a valid and reliable tool to assess gaming addiction based on the nine criteria set by the DSM-5...
April 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392681/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-social-adaptation-self-evaluation-scale-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Pouya Farokhnezhad Afshar, Mahshid Foroughan, AbouAli Vedadhir, Mahmood Ghazi Tabatabaie
INTRODUCTION: The Social Adaptation Self-evaluation Scale (SASS) is used to measure social function and social motivation in depressed patients. There is little attention to social function in the treatment of depression. The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Persian version of SASS (P-SASS) for older adults. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional and methodological study. The participants were 550 community-dwelling older adults living in Tehran who were selected randomly from the primary health care centers...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390732/-spanish-translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-arms-scale-for-measuring-medication-adherence-in-polypathological-patients
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Javier González-Bueno, Elena Calvo-Cidoncha, Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Joan Espaulella-Panicot, Carles Codina-Jané, Bernardo Santos-Ramos
AIM: Translate the ARMS scale into Spanish ensuring cross-cultural equivalence for measuring medication adherence in polypathological patients. DESIGN: Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and pilot testing. LOCATION: Secondary hospital. MEASUREMENTS: (i)Forward and blind-back translations followed by cross-cultural adaptation through qualitative methodology to ensure conceptual, semantic and content equivalence between the original scale and the Spanish version...
April 5, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388888/urdu-version-of-the-neck-disability-index-a-reliability-and-validity-study
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Muhammad Nazim Farooq, Mohammad A Mohseni-Bandpei, Syed Amir Gilani, Ambreen Hafeez
BACKGROUND: Despite the wide use of the neck disability index (NDI) for assessing disability in patients with neck pain, the NDI has not yet been translated and validated in Urdu. The first purpose of the present study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the NDI into the Urdu language (NDI-U). The second purpose was to investigate the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the NDI-U in Urdu-speaking patients experiencing chronic mechanical neck pain (CMNP). METHODS: Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the original version of the NDI were carried out using previously described procedures...
April 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388838/trauma-exposure-among-women-in-the-pacific-rim
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Elizabeth Reeves, Pilar Bernal de, Susan G Silva, Diva Jaramillo, Tulia Uribe, Agnes Tiwari, Gladys Eugenia Canaval, Maria Eugenia Mendoza Flores, Ruth Ann Belknap, Janice C Humphreys
PURPOSE: Healthcare professionals who provide services in the immediate or long-term aftermath of traumatic events need to understand the nature and frequency of traumatic events in the lives of women. However, research on trauma exposure in women has only recently begun to assess events other than intimate partner and sexual violence and has not supported direct statistical comparison of cross-national and cross-cultural data. The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study was to describe and compare trauma exposure prevalence and type in community-based samples of women in the United States, Colombia, and Hong Kong...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388310/exploring-barriers-to-primary-care-for-migrants-in-greece-in-times-of-austerity-perspectives-of-service-providers
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Maria Papadakaki, Christos Lionis, Aristoula Saridaki, Christopher Dowrick, Tomas de Brún, Mary O'Reilly-de Brún, Catherine A O'Donnell, Nicola Burns, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Wolfgang Spiegel, Anne MacFarlane
BACKGROUND: Migration in Europe is increasing at an unprecedented rate. There is an urgent need to develop 'migrant-sensitive healthcare systems'. However, there are many barriers to healthcare for migrants. Despite Greece's recent, significant experiences of inward migration during a period of economic austerity, little is known about Greek primary care service providers' experiences of delivering care to migrants. OBJECTIVES: To identify service providers' views on the barriers to migrant healthcare...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384072/efficiency-of-executive-function-a-two-generation-cross-cultural-comparison-of-samples-from-hong-kong-and-the-united-kingdom
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Michelle R Ellefson, Florrie Fei-Yin Ng, Qian Wang, Claire Hughes
Although Asian preschoolers acquire executive functions (EFs) earlier than their Western counterparts, little is known about whether this advantage persists into later childhood and adulthood. To address this gap, in the current study we gave four computerized EF tasks (providing measures of inhibition, working memory, cognitive flexibility, and planning) to a large sample ( n = 1,427) of 9- to 16-year-olds and their parents. All participants lived in either the United Kingdom or Hong Kong. Our findings highlight the importance of combining developmental and cultural perspectives and show both similarities and contrasts across sites...
April 1, 2017: Psychological Science
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