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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781663/assessing-the-implicit-theory-of-willpower-for-strenuous-mental-activities-scale-multigroup-across-gender-and-cross-cultural-measurement-invariance-and-convergent-and-divergent-validity
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Christopher M Napolitano, Veronika Job
Why do some people struggle with self-control (colloquially called willpower) whereas others are able to sustain it during challenging circumstances? Recent research showed that a person's implicit theories of willpower-whether they think self-control capacity is a limited or nonlimited resource-predict sustained self-control on laboratory tasks and on goal-related outcomes in everyday life. The present research tests the Implicit Theory of Willpower for Strenuous Mental Activities Scale (or ITW-M) Scale for measurement invariance across samples and gender within each culture, and two cultural contexts (the U...
May 21, 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780877/disgust-and-the-rubber-hand-illusion-a-registered-replication-report-of-jalal-krishnakumar-and-ramachandran-2015
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Hiroshi Nitta, Haruto Tomita, Yi Zhang, Xinxin Zhou, Yuki Yamada
Heightened experience of disgust is a feature of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), particularly contamination-related OCD (C-OCD). Previous studies of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) reported that the sense of body ownership is related to the interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception. One recent study demonstrated a link between the RHI and disgust, suggesting that there is an interaction between these three perceptual modalities and disgust (Jalal et al., PLOS ONE 10:e0139159, 2015). However, there have been no direct replications of this initial study...
2018: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780766/racial-ethnic-differences-in-health-insurance-adequacy-and-consistency-among-children-evidence-from-the-2011-12-national-survey-of-children-s-health
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Tulay G Soylu, Eman Elashkar, Fatemah Aloudah, Munir Ahmed, Panagiota Kitsantas
Background: Surveillance of disparities in healthcare insurance, services and quality of care among children are critical for properly serving the medical/healthcare needs of underserved populations. The purpose of this study was to assess racial/ethnic differences in children's (0 to 17 years old) health insurance adequacy and consistency (child has insurance coverage for the last 12 months). Design and methods: We used data from the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children's Health (n=79,474)...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Public Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780207/societal-individualism-collectivism-and-uncertainty-avoidance-as-cultural-moderators-of-relationships-between-job-resources-and-strain
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Seulki Jang, Winny Shen, Tammy D Allen, Haiyan Zhang
The job demands-resources model is a dominant theoretical framework that describes the influence of job demands and job resources on employee strain. Recent research has highlighted that the effects of job demands on strain vary across cultures, but similar work has not explored whether this is true for job resources. Given that societal characteristics can influence individuals' cognitive structures and, to a lesser extent, values in a culture, we address this gap in the literature and argue that individuals' strain in reaction to job resources may differ across cultures...
May 2018: Journal of Organizational Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779752/cross-cultural-empirical-aesthetics
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Jiajia Che, Xiaolei Sun, Víctor Gallardo, Marcos Nadal
Cross-cultural empirical aesthetics seeks to determine whether the psychological processes underlying aesthetic preference are universal. Here we provide a critical review of the field's origin, development, and current state. Our goal is to evaluate the evidence and separate what is actually known from what is only assumed. We conclude that the evidence shows that people from different cultures base their aesthetic preference on a common set of formal features, including symmetry, complexity, proportion, contour, brightness, and contrast...
2018: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779431/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-pregnancy-physical-activity-questionnaire-ppaq-into-spanish
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Irene Coll-Risco, Daniel Camiletti-Moirón, Pedro Acosta-Manzano, Virginia A Aparicio
AIM: The objective of this study was to translate and transculturally adapt into Spanish the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire. METHODS: The translation procedure included a forward step (translation and synthesis) and a quantitative and qualitative control of the usefulness of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire. Afterwards, a prefinal version of the Spanish adapted questionnaire was pretested on 58 pregnant women from Granada (south of Spain)...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777860/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-functional-assessment-of-chronic-illness-therapy-cervical-dysplasia-facit-cd-questionnaire-for-serbian-women
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Vesna Kesić, Radmila Sparić, Rafal Watrowski, Jelena Dotlić, Radomir Stefanović, Gorica Marić, Tatjana Pekmezović
OBJECTIVES: The FACIT-CD (Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Cervical Dysplasia) questionnaire is a disease-specific instrument for assessing the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in women with cervical dysplasia. Our aim was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the FACIT-CD scale in Serbian women with cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL). STUDY DESIGN: Our study included women of reproductive age diagnosed with SIL in a single university-affiliated hospital...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774263/a-cross-cultural-analysis-of-posthumous-reproduction-the-significance-of-the-gender-and-margins-of-life-perspectives
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Yael Hashiloni-Dolev, Silke Schicktanz
The scholarly discussion of posthumous reproduction (PHR) focuses on informed consent and the welfare of the future child, for the most part overlooking cultural differences between societies. Based on a cross-cultural comparison of legal and regulatory documents, analysis of pivotal cases and study of scholarly and media discussions in Israel and Germany, this paper analyses the relevant ethical and policy issues, and questions how cultural differences shape the practice of PHR. The findings challenge the common classifications of PHR by highlighting the gender perspective and adding brain-dead pregnant women to the debate...
June 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768605/-transcultural-adaptation-of-the-antifat-attitudes-test-to-brazilian-portuguese
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Angélica Almeida Obara, Marle Dos Santos Alvarenga
Obese individuals are often blamed for their own condition and the targets of discrimination and prejudice. The scope of this study is to describe the cross-cultural adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese and the validation of the Antifat Attitudes Test - specifically developed for evaluation of negative attitudes toward the obese individual. The scale has 34 statements distributed in three subscales - Social/Character Disparagement (15 items), Physical/Romantic Unattractiveness (10 items) and Weight Control/Blame (9 items)...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768595/-obstacles-to-return-to-work-translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-questionnaire-to-the-brazilian-context
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Daniela Milani, Ana Claudia de Souza, Marcio Sussumu Hirayama, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre
The few existing questionnaires addressing return to work in Brazil are medical and/or psychological and do not examine work environment-related issues. The Obstacles to Return-to-Work Questionnaire (ORTWQ) is multidimensional, including biopsychosocial and environmental factors, and has proven useful in the return to work issue. The scope of this study is to describe the translation and cultural adaptation process of ORTWQ for use in the Brazilian context. It also discusses aspects related to work and the importance for health professionals to identify obstacles to return to work for occupational health vigilance...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768529/cross-cultural-psychometric-assessment-of-an-appetite-questionnaire-for-patients-with-cancer
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Maria Claudia Bernardes Spexoto, Sergio Vicente Serrano, Vanessa Halliday, João Maroco, Andrew Wilcock, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychometric properties, along with cross-cultural invariance analysis, of the Cancer Appetite and Symptom Questionnaire (CASQ). METHOD: Data from 555 United Kingdom (UK) cancer patients were used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the CASQ. Construct validity was assessed through factorial and convergent validity. We conducted a confirmatory factor analysis using as indices the chi-square ratio by degrees of freedom (χ2/df), the comparative fit index (CFI), the goodness of fit index (GFI), and the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA)...
May 14, 2018: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766439/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-eight-pediatric-promis%C3%A2-item-banks-into-spanish-and-german
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J Devine, F Klasen, J Moon, M Herdman, M P Hurtado, G Castillo, A C Haller, H Correia, C B Forrest, U Ravens-Sieberer
PURPOSE: The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded initiative to develop reliable, valid, and normed item banks to measure health. We describe the first large-scale translation and cross-cultural adaptation effort to German and Spanish of eight pediatric PROMIS item banks: Physical activity (PAC), subjective well-being (SWB), experiences of stress (EOS), and family relations (FAM). METHODS: We utilized methods outlined in the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) PRO Translation Task Force recommendations...
May 15, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765206/cross-cultural-validation-of-the-educational-needs-assessment-tool-into-chinese-for-use-in-severe-knee-osteoarthritis
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Huiwen Zhao, Zhe Dong, Fei Xie, Guanxin Wang, Zhihua Wen, Lixia Zhang, Mwidimi Ndosi, Wen Luo
Background: Patient education is an integral part of the management of osteoarthritis. The educational needs assessment tool (ENAT) was developed in the UK to help direct needs-based patient education in rheumatic diseases. Aim: The aim of the study was to adapt and validate the ENAT into Chinese, for use in severe knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Methods: This cross-cultural validation study took two phases: 1) adaptation of the ENAT into Chinese (CENAT) and 2) validation of the CENAT...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764442/cross-cultural-adaptation-validity-and-reliability-of-the-persian-version-of-the-spine-functional-index
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Hamid Reza Mokhtarinia, Azadeh Hosseini, Azam Maleki-Ghahfarokhi, Charles Philip Gabel, Majid Zohrabi
BACKGROUND: There are various instruments and methods to evaluate spinal health and functional status. Whole-spine patient reported outcome (PRO) measures, such as the Spine Functional Index (SFI), assess the spine from the cervical to lumbo-sacral sections as a single kinetic chain. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the SFI for Persian speaking patients (SFI-Pr) and determine the psychometric properties of reliability and validity (convergent and construct) in a Persian patient population...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759955/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-malay-version-of-the-system-usability-scale-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-mobile-apps
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Muhamad Fadhil Mohamad Marzuki, Nor Azwany Yaacob, Najib Majdi Yaacob
BACKGROUND: A mobile app is a programmed system designed to be used by a target user on a mobile device. The usability of such a system refers not only to the extent to which product can be used to achieve the task that it was designed for, but also its effectiveness and efficiency, as well as user satisfaction. The System Usability Scale is one of the most commonly used questionnaires used to assess the usability of a system. The original 10-item version of System Usability Scale was developed in English and thus needs to be adapted into local languages to assess the usability of a mobile apps developed in other languages...
May 14, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757125/cross-cultural-comparison-of-genetic-and-cultural-transmission-of-smoking-initiation-using-an-extended-twin-kinship-model
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Hermine H Maes, Kate Morley, Michael C Neale, Kenneth S Kendler, Andrew C Heath, Lindon J Eaves, Nicholas G Martin
BACKGROUND: Considerable evidence from twin and adoption studies indicates that genetic and shared environmental factors play a role in the initiation of smoking behavior. Although twin and adoption designs are powerful to detect genetic and environmental influences, they do not provide information on the processes of assortative mating and parent-offspring transmission and their contribution to the variability explained by genetic and/or environmental factors. METHODS: We examined the role of genetic and environmental factors in individual differences for smoking initiation (SI) using an extended kinship design...
May 14, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756796/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-difficulties-in-emotion-regulation-scale-ders-factor-structure-reliability-and-validity
#17
Jian Li, Zhuo Rachel Han, Mengyu M Gao, Xin Sun, Nigela Ahemaitijiang
Numerous studies have identified the significant role of emotion regulation in an individual's psychological and social functioning. Ever since its development, the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) has been widely adopted as a comprehensive measure to assess emotion regulation problems among English-speaking adults. To assess emotion regulation in adults from Chinese-speaking societies and to promote future cross-cultural examination of the emotion regulation processes, the authors aimed to develop a Chinese version of the DERS and provide an initial validation of this instrument...
May 2018: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756669/a-cross-cultural-investigation-of-children-s-implicit-attitudes-toward-white-and-black-racial-outgroups
#18
Jennifer R Steele, Meghan George, Amanda Williams, Elaine Tay
Initial theory and research examining children's implicit racial attitudes suggest that an implicit preference favoring socially advantaged groups emerges early in childhood and remains stable across development (Dunham, Baron, & Banaji, 2008). In two studies, we examined the ubiquity of this theory by measuring non-Black minority and non-White majority children's implicit racial attitudes toward White and Black racial outgroups in two distinct cultural contexts. In Study 1, non-Black minority children in an urban North American community with a large Black population showed an implicit pro-White (versus Black) bias in early childhood...
May 14, 2018: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754118/exploring-emotional-aspects-of-infertility-in-women-from-two-countries
#19
V Giannouli, S Stoyanova
A plethora of studies have examined the prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression in relation to infertility, while ignoring social and cultural factors. The aim of this cross-cultural study is to examine emotions related to quality of life, perceived social support, depression and anxiety in two groups of young women with identical demographic characteristics (age, education, and duration of infertility - years to have a child) who experience fertility problems in two neighboring countries, Greece and Bulgaria...
January 2018: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751741/detecting-pre-death-grief-in-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-measurement-equivalence-of-the-mandarin-chinese-version-of-marwit-meuser-caregiver-grief-inventory
#20
Tau Ming Liew, Philip Yap, Nan Luo, Soo Boon Hia, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Bee Choo Tai
BACKGROUND: Pre-death grief (PDG) is a key challenge faced by caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD). Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (MM-CGI) and its abbreviated MM-CGI-Short-Form (MM-CGI-SF) are among the few empirically-developed scales that detect PDG. However, they have not had a Mandarin-Chinese version even though Chinese-speaking populations have among the largest number of PWD. We produced a Mandarin-Chinese version of MM-CGI and evaluated whether it had equivalent scores and similar psychometric properties to the English version...
May 11, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
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