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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30763801/is-the-drive-for-muscularity-scale-a-valid-and-reliable-instrument-for-young-adult-women
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Pedro Henrique Berbert de Carvalho, Fernanda da Costa Oliveira, Clara Mockdece Neves, Juliana Fernandes Filgueiras Meireles, Maria Elisa Caputo Ferreira
There is a lack of psychometric studies on scales aiming to evaluate the drive for muscularity in women. This study aimed to test whether the Drive for Muscularity Scale (DMS) yielded reliable and valid scores for assessing the drive for muscularity construct in young adult women. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 242 Brazilian adult women. Exploratory factor analysis, convergent validity, estimated internal consistency, and test-retest reliability of the DMS's scores were examined. The results of the exploratory factor analysis upheld the original unidimensional structure of the DMS for Brazilian women...
February 11, 2019: Body Image
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30763342/validity-of-four-measures-of-child-care-quality-in-a-national-sample-of-centers-in-ecuador
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Florencia Lopez Boo, Marta Dormal, Ann Weber
This paper assesses the psychometric properties of four child care quality instruments administered in 404 child care centers in Ecuador: the Classroom Assessment Scoring System for Toddlers, the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition, the Child Care Infant/Toddler Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment, and the Missouri Infant/Toddler Responsive Caregiving Checklist. We examined their internal consistency, tested the underlying subscale structure by means of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), verified construct validity by testing associations with quality-related factors (e...
2019: PloS One
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761749/translation-and-psychometric-testing-of-cancer-survivors-unmet-needs-chinese-version
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Weijie Xing, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kai Chow Choi, Cho Lee Wong, Man Tong, Yin Ping Choy, Alex Molassiotis, Patsy Yates, Raymond Javan Chan
AIM: The aim of the study was to translate the Cancer Survivors' Unmet Needs (CaSUN) scale into Chinese, and then test its psychometric properties, for cancer survivors in Hong Kong. METHODS: The original questionnaire was translated from English into traditional Chinese (CaSUN-Chi), following standardized procedures. An expert panel was invited to assess the items' content validity, and pilot test on 15 patients to evaluate its readability. The sample for psychometric evaluation was drawn from a large multinational study assessing unmet needs of cancer survivors, with a convenience sample of 300 was recruited...
February 13, 2019: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761648/the-validation-of-a-new-online-cognitive-assessment-tool-the-mycognition-quotient
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Anna C Domen, Sjors C F van de Weijer, Monique W Jaspers, Damiaan Denys, Dorien H Nieman
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment affects many psychiatric patients, influences daily functioning, and should be an important treatment focus. Assessment of cognitive status is crucial in cognitive remediation studies. However, current test batteries have limitations. A new, online tool, the MyCognition Quotient (MyCQ), was developed to assess cognition within 30 min. We present the psychometric properties and aim to determine the validity of the MyCQ by comparing it with the Cambridge Neuropsychological Automated Test Battery (CANTAB)...
February 13, 2019: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761592/assessing-patient-reported-outcomes-for-automated-insulin-delivery-systems-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-inspire-measures
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J Weissberg-Benchell, J Shapiro, K Hood, L M Laffel, D Naranjo, K Miller, K Barnard
AIM: Participants in clinical trials assessing automated insulin delivery systems report perceived benefits and burdens that reflect their experiences and may predict their likelihood of uptake and continued use of this novel technology. Despite the importance of understanding their perspectives, there are no available validated and reliable measures assessing the psychosocial aspects of automated insulin delivery systems. The present study assesses the initial psychometric properties of the INSPIRE measures, which were developed for youth and adults with Type 1 diabetes, as well as parents and partners...
February 14, 2019: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761455/developing-a-tool-for-evaluating-ageism-in-nursing-care-of-older-people-in-kashan-iran
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Parvin Ahmadi, Negin Masoudi Alavi, Hamid Reza Gilasi, Azade Safa, Mohammad Aghajani
Ageism implies negative views and attitudes towards older people. These unconscious behaviors could make the elderly feel as if they were no longer useful for the family and community. Ageism is common in healthcare services. The objective of this study was to develop a tool to assess ageism in nursing care in Kashan/Iran 2015. This psychometric study was carried out in four stages: literature review for item generation; content validity testing; exploratory factor analysis (EFA) for evaluation of construct validity; and reliability assessment...
February 14, 2019: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30761074/quality-of-life-in-brain-cancer-clinical-validation-of-the-mexican-spanish-version-of-the-eortc-qlq-bn20-questionnaire
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Bernardo Cacho-Díaz, Nydia A Lorenzana-Mendoza, Luis F Oñate-Ocaña
Background: Overall survival (OS) of patients with Brain Cancer (BC) is slowly increasing. The disease itself and its treatments deeply impact patient Health-related quality of life (HRQL). Therefore, valid and reliable instruments are needed. In this study, the Mexican-Spanish version of the QLQ-BN20 instrument is psychometrically and clinically validated. Methods: Patients with brain cancer (BC) (primary or metastatic) evaluated at a tertiary cancer center, were invited to respond to the questionnaire, as well as the core-module QLQ-C30...
2019: Frontiers in Neurology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30760935/psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-version-of-the-nurses-global-assessment-of-suicide-risk-ngasr-scale
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Paolo Ferrara, Stefano Terzoni, Armando D'Agostino, John R Cutcliffe, Yelissa Pozo Falen, Silvana Esther Corigliano, Loris Bonetti, Anne Destrebecq, Orsola Gambini
AIM: People with mental disorders have higher risk of suicide compared to the general population. Assessment of risk factors can help nurses reducing suicidal risk. The Nurses' Global Assessment of Suicide Risk scale (NGASR) has proven valid and reliable in supporting the nursing evaluation of suicidal risk in different studies. The aim of the study was to examine the psychometric properties of the NGASR in the Italian population. METHODS: We translated the scale and administered it to a sample of 121 patients admitted to acute psychiatric wards...
January 2019: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30759760/development-of-a-quality-score-for-the-home-food-environment-using-the-home-idea2-and-the-healthy-eating-index-2010
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Sarah K Hibbs-Shipp, Richard E Boles, Susan L Johnson, Morgan L McCloskey, Savannah Hobbs, Laura L Bellows
The home food environment (HFE) is an important factor in the development of food preferences and habits in young children, and the availability of foods within the home reflects dietary intake in both adults and children. Therefore, it is important to consider the holistic quality of the HFE. The purpose of this study was to apply the Healthy Eating Index (HEI; a measure of diet quality in conformance to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans) algorithm to the Home-IDEA2, a valid and reliable food inventory checklist, to develop a Home-IDEA2 HEI Score...
February 12, 2019: Nutrients
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30759097/assessing-mental-health-service-user-and-carer-involvement-in-physical-health-care-planning-the-development-and-validation-of-a-new-patient-reported-experience-measure
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Chris J Sidey-Gibbons, Helen Brooks, Judith Gellatly, Nicola Small, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee
BACKGROUND: People living with serious mental health conditions experience increased morbidity due to physical health issues driven by medication side-effects and lifestyle factors. Coordinated mental and physical healthcare delivered in accordance with a care plan could help to reduce morbidity and mortality in this population. Efforts to develop new models of care are hampered by a lack of validated instruments to accurately assess the extent to which mental health services users and carers are involved in care planning for physical health...
2019: PloS One
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30758849/dimensions-of-anger-reactions-revised-validation-of-a-brief-anger-measure-in-australia-and-spain
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Lee Kannis-Dymand, José M Salguero, Juan Ramos-Cejudo, Raymond W Novaco
OBJECTIVE: A validated, brief measure of anger is needed in clinical settings to screen for problematic anger. This study examined the validity of the seven-item Dimensions of Anger Reactions-Revised (DAR-R), including a version for the Spanish population. METHOD: Multiple psychometric instruments administered to 541 (76.6% female) adults in Australia and 1,115 (56.3% female) in Spain were analyzed. RESULTS: A two-factor model (anger response and anger impairment) was confirmed...
February 13, 2019: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30748046/incubation-of-neural-alcohol-cue-reactivity-after-withdrawal-and-its-blockade-by-naltrexone
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Patrick Bach, Georg Weil, Enrico Pompili, Sabine Hoffmann, Derik Hermann, Sabine Vollstädt-Klein, Karl Mann, Ursula Perez-Ramirez, David Moratal, Santiago Canals, Serdar M Dursun, Andrew J Greenshaw, Peter Kirsch, Falk Kiefer, Wolfgang H Sommer
During the first weeks of abstinence, alcohol craving in patients may increase or "incubate." We hypothesize that Naltrexone (NTX) blocks this incubation effect. Here, we compared NTX effects on neural alcohol cue reactivity (CR) over the first weeks of abstinence and on long-term clinical outcomes to standard treatment. Male alcohol-dependent patients (n = 55) and healthy controls (n = 35) were enrolled. Participants underwent baseline psychometric testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) assessment of mesolimbic alcohol CR...
February 12, 2019: Addiction Biology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30747819/psychometric-testing-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-stroke-self-efficacy-questionnaire
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Gulcihan Arkan, Ayse Beser, Meryem Ozturk Haney, Vesile Ozturk
BACKGROUND: When stroke survivors return to their lives in society, they often face issues such as physical or cognitive impairment, dependence on others, social isolation, and reduced self-esteem, which may lead to disastrous consequences in patients' self-perceived self-efficacy and self-confidence in everyday life. Self-efficacy plays an important role in the well-being of stroke patients. Accurate assessment of the stroke patients' self-efficacy by health professionals is critical to obtaining data regarding their functioning levels...
February 8, 2019: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30747490/psychometric-properties-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-involvement-evaluation-questionnaire-in-caregivers-of-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorders
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José H Marco, M Jorquera, Irene Fernandez, R Baños, V Guillén
The Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ) was created to evaluate the caregiver's experience of burden and the consequences of providing care to people with psychotic disorders. To date, the IEQ has not been validated with caregivers of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The main objective of the study was to confirm the psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Spanish version of the IEQ in 151 caregivers of people with BPD, with an average age of 54.52 (SD = 9.91)...
February 12, 2019: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30746386/negative-attitudes-toward-same-sex-behavior-inventory-an-internalized-homonegativity-measure-for-research-with-bisexual-gay-and-other-non-gay-identified-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Nadav Antebi-Gruszka, Eric W Schrimshaw
Substantial evidence exists about the negative role of internalized homonegativity on the health and well-being of lesbian women and gay men. However, existing measures of internalized homonegativity assume a gay or lesbian sexual identity ("I wish I wasn't gay") and therefore may be inappropriate for non-gay identified individuals, including bisexual people. Therefore, we developed and tested the psychometric properties of the Negative Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Behavior Inventory (NATSBI) which was designed to assess one's negative attitudes towards their same-sex behavior, regardless of their self-identification...
June 2018: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30746338/development-and-psychometric-properties-of-menstrual-health-seeking-behaviors-questionnaire-mhsbq-42-in-female-adolescents
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Fatemeh Darabi, Mehdi Yaseri, Alireza Rohban, Farideh Khalajabadi-Farahani
Background: Lack of accurate menstrual knowledge, attitude, and practices leave female adolescents ignorant of the necessary health behaviors during menstruation. This study aimed to develop a menstrual health-seeking behavior questionnaire based on the theory of planned behavior to evaluate its psychometric properties in female adolescents in Tehran. Methods: This study was conducted on 578 female adolescents aged 12-15 years in Tehran. The first draft of the menstrual health-seeking behavior questionnaire containing 52 items was developed based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB)...
October 2018: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30746310/nursing-knowledge-of-and-attitude-in-cardiopulmonary-arrest-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
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Verónica Tíscar-González, Joan Blanco-Blanco, Montserrat Gea-Sánchez, Ascensión Rodriguez Molinuevo, Teresa Moreno-Casbas
Background: Nurses are often the first to activate the chain of survival when a cardiorespiratory arrest happens. That is why it is crucial that they keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date and their attitudes to resuscitation are very important. The main aim of this study was to analyse whether the level of theoretical and practical understanding affected the attitudes of nursing staff. Methods: A questionnaire was designed using the Delphi technique (three rounds)...
2019: PeerJ
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30745345/a-systematic-review-of-critical-thinking-instruments-for-use-in-dental-education
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Patrick L Anders, Elizabeth M Stellrecht, Elaine L Davis, W D McCall
Critical thinking is widely recognized as an essential competency in dental education, but there is little agreement on how it should be assessed. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the availability of instruments that could be used to measure critical thinking in dental students and to evaluate psychometric evidence to support their use. In January 2017, an electronic search of both the medical and education literature was performed on nine databases. The search included both keyword and Medical Subject Heading terms for critical thinking, higher education/health sciences education, measurement/ assessment, and reproducibility of results...
February 11, 2019: Journal of Dental Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30744704/a-simple-and-short-microbiology-practical-improves-undergraduate-nursing-students-awareness-of-bacterial-traits-and-ability-to-avoid-spreading-infections
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Rika Yano, Torahiko Okubo, Tomoko Shimoda, Junji Matsuo, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Nurses are responsible for implementing appropriate measures to reduce hospital infections, especially with multidrug resistant bacteria, so nursing students should learn about microbiology. This helps them to understand bacterial dissemination and infectious disease control. Because of tight schedules, however, its teaching is limited in undergraduate nursing classes in Japan. We therefore tested whether a simple short practical session in a microbiology class could help to improve undergraduate nursing students' awareness of bacterial traits and how to prevent infections...
February 11, 2019: BMC Medical Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30744656/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-russian-version-of-the-flourishing-scale-in-a-sample-of-older-adults-living-in-siberia
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Daniele Didino, Ekaterina A Taran, Galina A Barysheva, Fabio Casati
BACKGROUND: The development of measures of psychological functioning has received less attention in Russia compared to other countries. Moreover, despite the growing interest in the psychological well-being of older adults, there is a lack of research on this segment of the population in Siberia. Therefore, in this study we aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Russian version of the Flourishing Scale (FS) and to measure psychological functioning in a sample of older adults living in Siberia...
February 11, 2019: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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