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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148391
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Q Methodology: A Strategy for Developing a Measure of Modesty
Abstract:
Q Methodology: A Strategy for Developing a Measure of Modesty
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Andrews, Caryn, MSN, CRNP, APRN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Maryland
Title:Graduate Assistant
Objective: To generate item content for development of a measure of modesty to study breast cancer screening adherence practices among Jewish women. Design: Q methodology was selected because it produces subjective perspectives that can be objectively analyzed. Due to the private, sensitive nature of the concept, focus groups were not feasible. Population: Adult Jewish women, without a history of breast cancer, ages 21-76 (M=45 years). Sample/Setting: Purposive sampling (n=20) for diverse Jewish affiliation (Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform); data collection in home or office of subjects. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Modesty and type of religious affiliation. Method: Individual interviews were conducted to generate statements which were categorized into a concourse which was a 5x3 matrix with 5 categories: "appearance", "behavior", "belief", "culture" and "relationship"; and 3 perspectives: "self", "others", and "health care providers". A total of 164 statements were reviewed for clarity, relevance, and homogeneity. Sixty statements were retained. Subjects (n=20) sorted the statements using a forced choice grid approximating a normal distribution, with +6 ="most like me" to-6 = "least like me". Data were analyzed using PCQwin to identify subjects with shared perspectives who loaded on factors. Findings: Using varimax rotation, a four factor solution was chosen: 1) physical; 2) religious; 3) behavioral; and 4) health-care. Summary descriptions were written. Statements with factor loadings >. 33 were retained to form a twenty-item measure of modesty. Conclusions: Benefits of using Q methodology are: 1) Individual responses obtained in a private environment provide quality data; 2) Smaller sample sizes can be used; and 3) Opportunity for socially desirable responses in minimized. However, data collection is time-consuming and analysis is complex. Q methodology provided a feasible, yet rigorous, approach to generating item content for a new measure.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQ Methodology: A Strategy for Developing a Measure of Modestyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148391-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Q Methodology: A Strategy for Developing a Measure of Modesty</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Andrews, Caryn, MSN, CRNP, APRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Maryland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">caryn.andrews@comcast.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To generate item content for development of a measure of modesty to study breast cancer screening adherence practices among Jewish women. Design: Q methodology was selected because it produces subjective perspectives that can be objectively analyzed. Due to the private, sensitive nature of the concept, focus groups were not feasible. Population: Adult Jewish women, without a history of breast cancer, ages 21-76 (M=45 years). Sample/Setting: Purposive sampling (n=20) for diverse Jewish affiliation (Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform); data collection in home or office of subjects. Concept or Variables Studied Together: Modesty and type of religious affiliation. Method: Individual interviews were conducted to generate statements which were categorized into a concourse which was a 5x3 matrix with 5 categories: &quot;appearance&quot;, &quot;behavior&quot;, &quot;belief&quot;, &quot;culture&quot; and &quot;relationship&quot;; and 3 perspectives: &quot;self&quot;, &quot;others&quot;, and &quot;health care providers&quot;. A total of 164 statements were reviewed for clarity, relevance, and homogeneity. Sixty statements were retained. Subjects (n=20) sorted the statements using a forced choice grid approximating a normal distribution, with +6 =&quot;most like me&quot; to-6 = &quot;least like me&quot;. Data were analyzed using PCQwin to identify subjects with shared perspectives who loaded on factors. Findings: Using varimax rotation, a four factor solution was chosen: 1) physical; 2) religious; 3) behavioral; and 4) health-care. Summary descriptions were written. Statements with factor loadings &gt;. 33 were retained to form a twenty-item measure of modesty. Conclusions: Benefits of using Q methodology are: 1) Individual responses obtained in a private environment provide quality data; 2) Smaller sample sizes can be used; and 3) Opportunity for socially desirable responses in minimized. However, data collection is time-consuming and analysis is complex. Q methodology provided a feasible, yet rigorous, approach to generating item content for a new measure.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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