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Validity of the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure: Aaniish Naa Gegii?

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Title
Validity of the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure: Aaniish Naa Gegii?
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12955-015-0351-0
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Nancy L. Young, Mary Jo Wabano, Koyo Usuba, Brenda Pangowish, Mélanie Trottier, Diane Jacko, Tricia A. Burke, Rita G. Corbiere

Abstract

Aboriginal children experience challenges to their health and well-being, yet also have unique strengths. It has been difficult to accurately assess their health outcomes due to the lack of culturally relevant measures. The Aboriginal Children's Health and Well-Being Measure (ACHWM) was developed to address this gap. This paper describes the validity of the new measure. We recruited First Nations children from one First Nation reserve in Canada. Participants were asked to complete the ACHWM independently using a computer tablet. Participants also completed the PedsQL. The ACHWM total score and 4 Quadrant scores were expected to have a moderate correlation of between 0.4 and 0.6 with the parallel PedsQL total score, domains (scale scores), and summary scores. Paired ACHWM and PedsQL scores were available for 48 participants. They had a mean age of 14.6 (range of 7 to 19) years and 60.4 % were girls. The Pearson's correlation between the total ACHWM score and a total PedsQL aggregate score was 0.52 (p = 0.0001). The correlations with the Physical Health Summary Scores and the Psychosocial Health Summary Scores were slightly lower range (r = 0.35 p = 0.016; and r = 0.51 p = 0.0002 respectively) and approached the expected range. The ACHWM Quadrant scores were moderately correlated with the parallel PedsQL domains ranging from r = 0.45 to r = 0.64 (p ≤ 0.001). The Spiritual Quadrant of the ACHWM did not have a parallel domain in the PedsQL. These results establish the validity of the ACHWM. The children gave this measure an Ojibway name, Aaniish Naa Gegii, meaning "how are you?". This measure is now ready for implementation, and will contribute to a better understanding of the health of Aboriginal children.

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Unknown 35 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 23%
Student > Master 7 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 26%
Social Sciences 8 23%
Psychology 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 5 14%

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