Developing a Spanish-Language Measure of Pregnancy-Related Empowerment

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147114
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Presentation
Title:
Developing a Spanish-Language Measure of Pregnancy-Related Empowerment
Abstract:
Developing a Spanish-Language Measure of Pregnancy-Related Empowerment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Vonderheid, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Assistant Research Professor
Co-Authors:Carrie Klima, CNM, PhD; Kathleen F. Norr, PhD
[Scientific Session Presentation] Background/Problem: Innovative models of prenatal care are greatly needed to improve the effectiveness of prenatal care, and reduce racial/ethnic disparities. Centering Pregnancy? (Centering), a group visit model of care, has been associated with better perinatal outcomes compared to women in individual care. Based on the conceptual framework of Centering, empowerment is both a transformational process and an anticipated outcome. In a previous study, we developed an English-language Pregnancy Related Empowerment Scale (PRES). A Spanish-language empowerment measure is needed to examine the effects of Centering on empowerment across racial/ethnic groups. Purpose: To develop a measure of empowerment related to pregnancy that is appropriate for low-literacy Spanish-speaking Latina women. Design/Methods: This methodological study used translation by committee and cognitive interviews to translate an existing reliable and valid English-language PRES into Spanish-language. A translation committee included bilingual translators from different Latina backgrounds. Cognitive interviews were conducted with 10 pregnant Latina women who primary language was Spanish attending a prenatal clinic serving low-income women in a large Midwestern city. The sequence of interviewing and measure revision was iterative to achieve redundancy. Excel was used to systematically track data. Findings: The committee discussed similarities and differences among their translations. Direct translation of some words from English to Spanish did not convey the conceptual meaning of the wording; items were revised so that there was conceptual agreement between English and Spanish versions. When there was no clear consensus on terms/phrases, the interview guide for the cognitive interviews asked women for feedback on alternative translation. Following some revisions, the measure was well understood by women.  Conclusions/Implications: Findings indicate that this Spanish-language PRES is conceptually consistent with the English version and valid for low literacy women. Future research is needed to evaluate the psychometric properties based on classical test theory (Cronbach?s Alpha, factor analysis) with Spanish-speaking pregnant women.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleDeveloping a Spanish-Language Measure of Pregnancy-Related Empowermenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147114-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing a Spanish-Language Measure of Pregnancy-Related Empowerment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vonderheid, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Research Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vonde@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carrie Klima, CNM, PhD; Kathleen F. Norr, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] Background/Problem: Innovative models of prenatal care are greatly needed to improve the effectiveness of prenatal care, and reduce racial/ethnic disparities. Centering Pregnancy? (Centering), a group visit model of care, has been associated with better perinatal outcomes compared to women in individual care. Based on the conceptual framework of Centering, empowerment is both a transformational process and an anticipated outcome. In a previous study, we developed an English-language Pregnancy Related Empowerment Scale (PRES). A Spanish-language empowerment measure is needed to examine the effects of Centering on empowerment across racial/ethnic groups. Purpose: To develop a measure of empowerment related to pregnancy that is appropriate for low-literacy Spanish-speaking Latina women. Design/Methods: This methodological study used translation by committee and cognitive interviews to translate an existing reliable and valid English-language PRES into Spanish-language. A translation committee included bilingual translators from different Latina backgrounds. Cognitive interviews were conducted with 10 pregnant Latina women who primary language was Spanish attending a prenatal clinic serving low-income women in a large Midwestern city. The sequence of interviewing and measure revision was iterative to achieve redundancy. Excel was used to systematically track data. Findings: The committee discussed similarities and differences among their translations. Direct translation of some words from English to Spanish did not convey the conceptual meaning of the wording; items were revised so that there was conceptual agreement between English and Spanish versions. When there was no clear consensus on terms/phrases, the interview guide for the cognitive interviews asked women for feedback on alternative translation. Following some revisions, the measure was well understood by women.&nbsp; Conclusions/Implications: Findings indicate that this Spanish-language PRES is conceptually consistent with the English version and valid for low literacy women. Future research is needed to evaluate the psychometric properties based on classical test theory (Cronbach?s Alpha, factor analysis) with Spanish-speaking pregnant women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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