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Validity and reliability testing of the Swedish version of Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature264344
Source
Scand J Caring Sci. 2014 Jun;28(2):405-12
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2014
Author
Ulf Isaksson
Senada Hajdarevic
Lena Jutterström
Åsa Hörnsten
Source
Scand J Caring Sci. 2014 Jun;28(2):405-12
Date
Jun-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Decision Making
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Sweden
Translating
Abstract
The Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire (MDMQ) is an attempt to capture and measure coping strategies that people use. The instrument had not previously been translated into Swedish. The aim of this study was to evaluate validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the MDMQ.
A Swedish translation was performed and back-translated. A group of five pilot readers evaluated content validity. The translated questionnaire was tested among 735 patients, healthcare workers, healthcare students and teachers. A parallel analysis (PA), exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were performed.
An initial EFA with a four-factor solution showed a low concordance with the original 22-item four-factor model with a very low Cronbach's alpha in one of the dimensions. However, a second EFA with a three-factor solution showed a good model fit for the Swedish translation of the Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire (MDMQ-S) with a satisfactory Cronbach's alpha. A CFA showed a goodness of fit after deleting six items.
After testing the MDMQ-S, we found support for validity and reliability of the instrument. We found the 16-item version of MDMQ-S to be satisfactory concerning the subscales vigilance, procrastination and buck-passing. However, we found no support that the hypervigilance dimension could be measured by the MDMQ-S.
PubMed ID
23647465 View in PubMed
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Digital elevation model and orthophotographs of Greenland based on aerial photographs from 1978-1987.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature276504
Source
Sci Data. 2016;3:160032
Publication Type
Article
Date
2016
Author
Niels J Korsgaard
Christopher Nuth
Shfaqat A Khan
Kristian K Kjeldsen
Anders A Bjørk
Anders Schomacker
Kurt H Kjær
Source
Sci Data. 2016;3:160032
Date
2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Greenland
Ice Cover
Models, Theoretical
Reproducibility of Results
Abstract
Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) play a prominent role in glaciological studies for the mass balance of glaciers and ice sheets. By providing a time snapshot of glacier geometry, DEMs are crucial for most glacier evolution modelling studies, but are also important for cryospheric modelling in general. We present a historical medium-resolution DEM and orthophotographs that consistently cover the entire surroundings and margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet 1978-1987. About 3,500 aerial photographs of Greenland are combined with field surveyed geodetic ground control to produce a 25?m gridded DEM and a 2?m black-and-white digital orthophotograph. Supporting data consist of a reliability mask and a photo footprint coverage with recording dates. Through one internal and two external validation tests, this DEM shows an accuracy better than 10?m horizontally and 6?m vertically while the precision is better than 4?m. This dataset proved successful for topographical mapping and geodetic mass balance. Other uses include control and calibration of remotely sensed data such as imagery or InSAR velocity maps.
Notes
Comment On: Science. 2012 Aug 3;337(6094):569-7322859486
Comment On: Nature. 2015 Dec 17;528(7582):396-40026672555
PubMed ID
27164457 View in PubMed
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Commentary on the paper "reliability and validity of the Swedish version of the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS)".

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature168251
Source
Scand J Occup Ther. 2006 Jun;13(2):133-4; author reply 134
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2006
Author
Ingvild Kjeken
Hanne Dagfinrud
Source
Scand J Occup Ther. 2006 Jun;13(2):133-4; author reply 134
Date
Jun-2006
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Fatigue - diagnosis
Humans
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Sweden
Notes
Comment On: Scand J Occup Ther. 2005 Dec;12(4):170-8016457090
PubMed ID
16856470 View in PubMed
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The communicative and critical health literacy scale--Swedish version.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature107745
Source
Scand J Public Health. 2014 Feb;42(1):25-31
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2014
Author
Josefin M Wångdahl
Lena I Mårtensson
Author Affiliation
1Social Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Science, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Source
Scand J Public Health. 2014 Feb;42(1):25-31
Date
Feb-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Communication
Health Literacy
Humans
Reproducibility of Results
Sweden
Translating
Abstract
Health literacy (HL) is an important determinant for health and a valuable health indicator within public health. As such, it is a significant outcome variable of health promotion efforts. Valid and reliable instruments are needed to evaluate health promotion interventions and to assess levels of HL in a population. One of the few measurements of communicative and critical HL is the Japanese Communicative and Critical Health Literacy scale (C & C HL scale). To make it possible to use this instrument in Sweden, the C & C HL scale was translated into Swedish and different aspects of validity, including test-retest reliability, of the translated version were tested.
After translation and back-translation, The Swedish C & C HL scale was tested for content validity and test-retest reliability. Data were collected from a committee consisting of public health experts and bilingual people, and from a test group of 35 persons.
The Swedish C & C HL scale was understandable and showed evidence of content validity. The test-retest confirmed that it was stable over time, percentage agreements for the items ranging from 66% to 89% (M = 74%).
The Swedish C & C HL scale is equivalent to the Japanese C & C HL scale in terms of language and content. The items cover the major aspects of communicative and critical HL and are understandable and stable over time, i.e., reliable.
PubMed ID
23982461 View in PubMed
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Behavioral Pain Scale - translation, reliability, and validity in a Swedish context.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature278023
Source
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Jul;60(6):821-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-2016
Author
M. Hylén
E. Akerman
C. Alm-Roijer
E. Idvall
Source
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2016 Jul;60(6):821-8
Date
Jul-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Critical Illness
Humans
Pain
Pain Measurement
Reproducibility of Results
Sweden
Abstract
Assessing pain in the intensive care unit (ICU) is challenging. Due to intubation and sedation, communication can be limited. International guidelines recommend assessing pain with instruments based on behavioral parameters when critically ill patients are unable to self-report their pain level. One of the recommended instruments, the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS), has shown good validity and reliability in international studies. The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the BPS for critically ill intubated and non-intubated patients in a Swedish ICU context and to assess inter-rater reliability and discriminant validity.
The BPS (both for intubated and non-intubated patients) was translated and adapted into Swedish using a translation method consisting of ten steps. The Swedish version was then tested for inter-rater reliability and discriminant validity on 20 critically ill patients (10 intubated and 10 non-intubated) before and directly after a potentially painful procedure (repositioning).
The Swedish version of the BPS showed inter-rater reliability with a percentage agreement of 85% when tested on a sample of critically ill patients. The instrument also showed discriminant validity between assessments at rest and after repositioning.
Results of the Swedish version of the BPS support its use in critically ill patients who cannot self-report their pain level. Still, additional studies are needed to further explore its reliability and validity in the Swedish ICU context.
Notes
Comment On: Intensive Care Med. 2009 Dec;35(12):2060-719697008
Comment On: Crit Care Med. 2001 Dec;29(12):2258-6311801819
Comment On: Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2006 Feb;22(1):32-916198570
PubMed ID
27251598 View in PubMed
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Polysomnography: addressing the need for standards.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature210341
Source
CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1693-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-15-1996
Author
W A Whitelaw
W W Flemons
Source
CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1693-4
Date
Dec-15-1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Humans
Polysomnography - standards
Reproducibility of Results
Sleep Disorders - diagnosis
Abstract
The field of sleep disorders medicine is facing enormous challenges as it strives to gain recognition from the medical profession, the public and government. One of these challenges is to ensure that limited resources for diagnosis are used wisely. The authors argue that the standards for polysomnography developed by the Canadian Sleep Society and the Canadian Thoracic Society (see pages 1673 to 1678 of this issue) will go a long way toward ensuring that this expensive resource is used prudently. In the mean-time, more research is needed to determine valid measures of the impact of sleep disorders and to establish the reliability of different diagnostic methods.
Notes
Cites: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1996 Aug;154(2 Pt 1):279-898756795
Comment In: CMAJ. 1997 Jun 15;156(12):1698-9, 17019220920
Comment On: CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15;155(12):1673-88976332
PubMed ID
8976335 View in PubMed
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Validity of occupational histories obtained by interview with female workers.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature227082
Source
Am J Ind Med. 1991;19(4):523-30
Publication Type
Article
Date
1991
Author
C. Brisson
M. Vézina
P M Bernard
S. Gingras
Author Affiliation
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Canada.
Source
Am J Ind Med. 1991;19(4):523-30
Date
1991
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Employment
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Quebec
Reproducibility of Results
Abstract
This study measured the validity of work histories obtained by interview with 84 female workers and examined specific factors which influence such validity. This is the first validation of work histories collected by interviews with women. The validity of each interview was assessed over a period of 29 years, from 1955 to 1983. The information provided by the worker was compared annually to job information registered in public and union records. On the average, interviews yielded the correct information (either employer's name or nonworking year) for 81% of the person years of these subjects. However, there was a time effect; the average validity score for recent employment (1972-1983) was 89%, while that for employment in the more distant past (1955-1971) was 74%. Furthermore, workers who had fewer jobs, had longer durations of employment, and were non-French speaking had higher validity scores. Most of these findings are consistent with previous studies conducted among male respondents.
PubMed ID
2035550 View in PubMed
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Tests of sequential testing in two years' results of Part 2 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature207446
Source
Acad Med. 1997 Oct;72(10 Suppl 1):S22-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1997
Author
A I Rothman
D E Blackmore
W D Dauphinée
R. Reznick
Author Affiliation
University of Toronto Department of Medicine, ON, Canada. arthur.rothman@utoronto.ca
Source
Acad Med. 1997 Oct;72(10 Suppl 1):S22-4
Date
Oct-1997
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Clinical Competence - standards
Humans
Licensure, Medical
Ontario
Reproducibility of Results
PubMed ID
9347728 View in PubMed
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Source
CMAJ. 2000 Nov 14;163(10):1235; author reply 1239, 1242
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-14-2000
Author
C J Wright
K. Cardiff
Source
CMAJ. 2000 Nov 14;163(10):1235; author reply 1239, 1242
Date
Nov-14-2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Humans
Psychometrics - methods
Reproducibility of Results
Utilization Review - methods
Notes
Cites: CMAJ. 2000 Jun 27;162(13):1809-1310906913
Comment On: CMAJ. 2000 Jun 27;162(13):1809-1310906913
PubMed ID
11107455 View in PubMed
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[Provision of integrity and reliability in hygienic examination of investment projects for human capital development].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature118042
Source
Gig Sanit. 2012 Sep-Oct;(5):91-4
Publication Type
Article
Author
P V Tarkhov
A M Matsenko
A P Krugliak
Zh V Derkach
Source
Gig Sanit. 2012 Sep-Oct;(5):91-4
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Forecasting
Humans
Hygiene - economics
Investments - economics
Reproducibility of Results
Russia
Abstract
To reach normal competitiveness in world division of labour, investment projects should stimulate development of human capital towards advance of modern technologies and organizational development of all types of labour. At present time there are only separate calculations of certain types of people's health damage and completely disparate matters of damage compensation exceptionally for chemical contamination effects. The purpose of the paper is development of algorithms to provide hygienic welfare of human capital in investment projects. For this purpose in investments assessment and hygienic examination it is necessary to apply complete and comprehensive (systematic) evaluation of all factors that influence human capital welfare and practical hygienic and research institutions should be focused on systematic elimination of possible dangers and risks of investment projects.
PubMed ID
23243734 View in PubMed
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