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Evaluation and revision of questionnaires for use among low-literacy immigrant Latinos

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, October 2011
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Title
Evaluation and revision of questionnaires for use among low-literacy immigrant Latinos
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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, October 2011
DOI 10.1590/s0104-11692011000500025
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Karen T D'Alonzo

Abstract

As more Spanish speaking immigrants participate in and become the focus of research studies, questions arise about the appropriateness of existing research tools. Questionnaires have often been adapted from English language instruments and tested among college-educated Hispanic-Americans. Little has been written regarding the testing and evaluation of research tools among less educated Latino immigrants. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and revise a battery of Spanish-language questionnaires for an intervention among immigrant Hispanic women. A three-step process was used to evaluate, adapt and test Spanish versions of the Self-Efficacy and Exercise Habits Survey, an abbreviated version of the Hispanic Stress Inventory-Immigrant version and the Latina Values Scale. The revised tools demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability. The adaptations improved the readability of the tools, resulting in a higher response rate, less missing data and fewer extreme responses. Psychometric limitations to the adaptation of Likert scales are discussed.

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Unknown 24 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Master 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Student > Postgraduate 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 63%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 2 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 15 63%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2012.
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#16,046,765
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Outputs from Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
#349
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#99,946
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Outputs of similar age from Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
#5
of 7 outputs
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