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Different approximations of the McGill Pain Questionnaire in the Norwegian language: a discussion of content validity.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature207391
Source
J Adv Nurs. 1997 Oct;26(4):772-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1997
Author
L I Strand
A E Ljunggren
Author Affiliation
Division for Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen, Norway.
Source
J Adv Nurs. 1997 Oct;26(4):772-9
Date
Oct-1997
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Humans
Norway
Pain Measurement - methods
Psychometrics
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Semantics
Translating
Abstract
The McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) is a well recognized measuring instrument for pain in English-speaking countries. Several efforts have been made to develop equivalent pain-measuring instruments in other languages. However, the method of translating the English words contained in the MPQ into another language implies that questions about validity may be posed. In Norway three different pain questionnaires have been developed which are inspired by the MPQ. A primary focus for developing the Norwegian Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) was the semantics of pain; the focus of the adapted MPQ was to include commonly used somatosensory Norwegian descriptors of pain in the population of patients with low back pain; the Norwegian McGill Pain Questionnaire (NMPQ) was literally translated into Norwegian to provide a equivalent pain questionnaire to the MPQ for cross-cultural comparisons of pain. Examination of content validity of the adapted MPQ and the translated version of the MPQ is examined by comparing the words in those questionnaires with words collected among Norwegians in the process of developing the NPQ. The findings support the content validity of the adapted MPQ. The NMPQ, however, should be further refined to better fit the semantics of pain in Norway.
PubMed ID
9354991 View in PubMed
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A Russian version of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory: preliminary data.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature215009
Source
J Pers Assess. 1995 Jun;64(3):440-55
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1995
Author
C I Eckhardt
H. Kassinove
S V Tsytsarev
D G Sukhodolsky
Author Affiliation
Hofstra University.
Source
J Pers Assess. 1995 Jun;64(3):440-55
Date
Jun-1995
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Anger
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Humans
Male
Psychological Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Russia
Social Desirability
Translations
Abstract
Spielberger's (1988) State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory represents a conceptual advance over previous anger measures. It measures both immediate anger experiences and longer term dispositions to experience anger, as well as modes of anger expression. In American samples, the inventory has been shown to be both internally consistent and conceptually valid. This study presents initial data on a Russian version of the inventory. Our subjects were 120 students from St. Petersburg University and 31 psychiatric patients from the St. Petersburg Top Security Hospital. The results provide initial support for Spielberger's factorial model of anger in a Russian sample. All of the scales, with the exception of Anger-In, showed good alpha coefficients, and the means were generally similar to those found in American subgroups. Russian men scored higher on Anger-Out than did Russian women. Determination of subgroup norms in larger samples will allow us to explore further the cross-national similarity of anger in Russia and America.
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7760255 View in PubMed
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Assessing a Norwegian translation of the Organizational Climate Measure.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature112439
Source
Psychol Rep. 2013 Apr;112(2):390-407
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2013
Author
Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm
Jon Anders Lone
Cato A Bjørkli
Pål Ulleberg
Thomas Hoff
Author Affiliation
Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway. vilde.bernstrom@medisin.uio.no
Source
Psychol Rep. 2013 Apr;112(2):390-407
Date
Apr-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Humans
Norway
Organizational Culture
Psychometrics - statistics & numerical data
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Translating
Abstract
This study investigated the Norwegian translation of the Organizational Climate Measure developed by Patterson and colleagues. The Organizational Climate Measure is a global measure of organizational climate based on Quinn and Rohrbaugh's competing values model. The survey was administered to a Norwegian branch of an international service sector company (N = 555). The results revealed satisfactory internal reliability and interrater agreement for the 17 scales, and confirmatory factor analysis supported the original factor structure. The findings gave preliminary support for the Organizational Climate Measure as a reliable measure with a stable factor structure, and indicated that it is potentially useful in the Norwegian context.
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23833870 View in PubMed
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Cross-cultural validation of the empathy quotient in a French-speaking sample.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature155877
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;53(7):469-77
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2008
Author
Sylvie Berthoz
Michele Wessa
Gayannee Kedia
Bruno Wicker
Julie Grèzes
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry for Adolescents and Young Adults, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, University Rene Descartes, Paris, France. sylvie.berthoz@imm.fr
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;53(7):469-77
Date
Jul-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Canada
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Empathy
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Female
France
Humans
Language
Male
Reproducibility of Results
Abstract
The Empathy Quotient (EQ) is a self-report that was developed to measure the cognitive and affective aspects of empathy. We further evaluated its validity in 2 studies.
The psychometric qualities of the French version of the EQ, and its correspondence with 2 other measures of empathy (Interpersonal Reactivity Index and the Empathy Scale of the Impulsiveness-Venturesomeness-Empathy Questionnaire), and with dimensions of the emotional state (depression and anxiety), were evaluated in a sample of 410 students (201 men and 209 women). Second, the clinical validity of the EQ was investigated in participants expected to have dysfunctional empathy. For this purpose, EQ scores of 16 people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) were collected.
The EQ showed satisfying internal, convergent, test-retest and discriminant validity. The confirmatory factorial analyses suggested a 3-factor structure offered a good fit to the data. The women's superiority in empathy was replicated. As expected, the ASD EQ scores were very low.
This study provides further evidence that the EQ is reliable in this population and should be recommended to estimate empathy problems, notably in individuals with troubled interpersonal interaction patterns.
PubMed ID
18674405 View in PubMed
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Tests of data quality, scaling assumptions, and reliability of the Danish SF-36.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature203927
Source
J Clin Epidemiol. 1998 Nov;51(11):1001-11
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1998
Author
J B Bjorner
M T Damsgaard
T. Watt
M. Groenvold
Author Affiliation
Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Source
J Clin Epidemiol. 1998 Nov;51(11):1001-11
Date
Nov-1998
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Denmark - epidemiology
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Translations
Abstract
We used general population data (n = 4084) to examine data completeness, response consistency, tests of scaling assumptions, and reliability of the Danish SF-36 Health Survey. We compared traditional multitrait scaling analyses to analyses using polychoric correlations and Spearman correlations. The frequency of missing values was low, except for elderly people and people with lower levels of education. Response consistency was high and compared well with results for the U.S. SF-36. For respondents with computable scales in all eight domains, scaling assumptions (item internal consistency, item discriminant validity, equal item-own scale correlations, and equal variances) were satisfactory in the total sample and in all subgroups. The SF-36 could discriminate between levels of health in all subgroups, but there were skewness, kurtosis, and ceiling effects in many subgroups (elderly people and people with chronic diseases excepted). Concerning correlation methods, we found interesting differences indicating advantages of using methods that do not assume a normal distribution of answers as an addition to traditional methods.
PubMed ID
9817118 View in PubMed
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The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire: reliability and validity of the Swedish version evaluated in 176 patients.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature196161
Source
Acta Orthop Scand. 2000 Dec;71(6):613-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2000
Author
I. Atroshi
C. Gummesson
B. Andersson
E. Dahlgren
A. Johansson
Author Affiliation
Department or Orthopedics, Hässleholm-Kristianstad Hospitals, Sweden. isam.atroshi@mailbox.swipnet.se
Source
Acta Orthop Scand. 2000 Dec;71(6):613-8
Date
Dec-2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) - methods
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Self Efficacy
Sweden
Abstract
The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire is a self-administered region-specific outcome instrument developed to measure upper-extremity disability and symptoms. The DASH consists mainly of a 30-item disability/symptom scale. We performed cross-cultural adaptation of the DASH to Swedish, using a process that included double forward and backward translations, expert and lay review, as well as field-testing to achieve linguistic and conceptual equivalence. The Swedish version's reliability and validity were then evaluated in 176 patients with upper-extremity conditions. The patients completed the DASH and SF-12 generic health questionnaire before elective surgery or physical therapy. Internal consistency of the DASH was high (Cronbach alpha 0.96). Test-retest reliability, evaluated in a subgroup of 67 patients who completed the DASH on two occasions, with a median interval of 7 days, was excellent (intraclass correlation coefficient 0.92). Construct validity was shown by a positive correlation of DASH scores with the SF-12 scores (worse upper-extremity disability correlating with worse general health), stronger correlation with the SF-12 physical than with the mental health component, correlation of worse DASH scores with worse self-rated global health, and ability to discriminate among conditions known to differ in severity. The Swedish version of the DASH is a reliable and valid instrument that can provide a standardized measure of patient-centered outcomes in upper-extremity musculoskeletal conditions.
PubMed ID
11145390 View in PubMed
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Development of a Russian State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature207544
Source
J Clin Psychol. 1997 Oct;53(6):543-57
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1997
Author
H. Kassinove
D G Sukhodolsky
C I Eckhardt
S V Tsytsarev
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11550, USA.
Source
J Clin Psychol. 1997 Oct;53(6):543-57
Date
Oct-1997
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Anger
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Humans
Male
Mood Disorders - diagnosis
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Russia
Verbal Behavior
Abstract
We examined the possible universality of Spielberger's (1988) model of anger by validating a Russian State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI). In Eckhardt, Kassinove, Tsytsarev, and Sukhodolsky (1995), support was found for all STAXI factors except anger-in, using students from St. Petersburg State University. In the present study, 346 students from Russian high schools and the Pavlov Medical School served as subjects. Using new items, we found strong support for the factor structure hypothesized by Spielberger. All scales showed good to excellent alphas, and there was substantial similarity of the current means with results from the earlier study. The Russian samples, however, showed a lower level of state anger. The data support the possibility that state anger consists of two subscales, a simple experience and an experience combined with an action tendency. Trait anger occurs as a general temperament or as a reaction to specific triggers. It is positively related to anger-out and negatively related to anger control. Future studies can use this instrument to evaluate the stability of anger in Russian speaking populations, and to assess anger experiences and expression in response to specific triggers.
PubMed ID
9316809 View in PubMed
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Gender and the risk of violent death in Canada.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature217229
Source
Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):858
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1994
Author
D. Lester
Author Affiliation
Psychology Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240.
Source
Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):858
Date
Oct-1994
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Female
Homicide - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Male
Reproducibility of Results
Sex Factors
World Health Organization
PubMed ID
7862797 View in PubMed
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Voice Activity and Participation Profile (VAPP) in assessing the effects of voice disorders on patients' quality of life: validity and reliability of the Finnish version of VAPP.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature77954
Source
Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2007;32(1):3-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
2007
Author
Sukanen Outi
Sihvo Marketta
Rorarius Eija
Lehtihalmes Matti
Autio Ville
Kleemola Leenamaija
Author Affiliation
Department of Finnish, Information Studies and Logopedics, University of Oulu, Finland. osukanen@student.oulu.fi
Source
Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2007;32(1):3-8
Date
2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Finland
Humans
Language
Psychometrics - statistics & numerical data
Questionnaires
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Voice Disorders - diagnosis - psychology
Abstract
The Voice Activity and Participation Profile (VAPP) is a self-assessment questionnaire describing the limitation of activities and participation of individuals with dysphonia. In this study, the validity and reliability of the Finnish translation of the VAPP was evaluated using 43 outpatients with various functional and organic voice disorders. A control group was formed consisting of 43 subjects matched according to age, gender, and profession, with normal voices. The VAPP was sensitive for voice disorders and items in the questionnaire had high internal consistency. The VAPP had a strong correlation with the Voice Handicap Index. The results showed that the questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument to measure voice-related quality of life. It also showed that limitations in activity and participation levels should be examined separately.
PubMed ID
17454654 View in PubMed
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Cultural adaptation of quality of life measures.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature84842
Source
Scand J Rheumatol. 2007 Sep-Oct;36(5):406-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
Tammaru M.
Lember M.
Polluste K.
McKenna S P
Source
Scand J Rheumatol. 2007 Sep-Oct;36(5):406-7
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Arthritis, Rheumatoid - physiopathology - psychology
Attitude to Health
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Estonia
Humans
Income
Quality of Life
Reproducibility of Results
Sweden
Notes
Comment On: Scand J Rheumatol. 2006 Mar-Apr;35(2):117-2316641045
PubMed ID
17963175 View in PubMed
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