Cross-Cultural Equivalence and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Attentional Function Index

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148664
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Cross-Cultural Equivalence and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Attentional Function Index
Abstract:
Cross-Cultural Equivalence and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Attentional Function Index
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Guirardello, Edinêis de Brito, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:State University of Campinas
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Carla Klava Reis, RN
[Symposium leadership presentation] Purpose: To describe the cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Attentional Function Index (AFI) into Brazilian culture. Methods: The AFI, developed by Cimprich (1992), measures perceived effectiveness in purposeful activity requiring attention, through a self-rating scale with 16 items. The process of cultural adaptation was based on a standardized guideline internationally recognized, which involves the following steps: translation of the instrument to the Portuguese language; back-translation, committee review and testing the pre-final version. The final version of the instrument was evaluated by its psychometrics properties: reliability and validity in a sample of 138 undergraduate nursing student from a public university in the state of Sao Paulo. The reliability of the instrument was evaluated through the internal consistency and test-retest of the instrument. For the validity, it was used the convergent validity through the Portuguese version of the Profile of Mood States (POMS).  Results: The findings suggested that the translation of the AFI and initial estimates of internal consistency and construct validity were adequate. The data resulted in high internal consistency score with a Crombach's alpha reliability of 0.89 and the intraclass correlation coefficient for test-retest reliability was 0.81. In relation to the validity of the instrument, it resulted in one moderate negative correlation (r= -0.64, p< .0001) for convergent validity with the POMS. Conclusions: The results indicated that the cross cultural adaptation process were satisfactory, demonstrating that the Brazilian version of the attentional function index can be used to measure the person's perception of effectiveness in activities requiring direct attention. Further psychometric testing of the Brazilian version of the AFI with other populations is recommended.
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.titleCross-Cultural Equivalence and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Attentional Function Indexen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148664-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cross-Cultural Equivalence and Psychometric Properties of the Brazilian Version of the Attentional Function Index</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Guirardello, Edin&ecirc;is de Brito, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of Campinas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">guirar@fcm.unicamp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carla Klava Reis, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium leadership presentation] Purpose: To describe the cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Attentional Function Index (AFI) into Brazilian culture. Methods: The AFI, developed by Cimprich (1992), measures perceived effectiveness in purposeful activity requiring attention, through a self-rating scale with 16 items. The process of cultural adaptation was based on a standardized guideline internationally recognized, which involves the following steps: translation of the instrument to the Portuguese language; back-translation, committee review and testing the pre-final version. The final version of the instrument was evaluated by its psychometrics properties: reliability and validity in a sample of 138 undergraduate nursing student from a public university in the state of Sao Paulo. The reliability of the instrument was evaluated through the internal consistency and test-retest of the instrument. For the validity, it was used the convergent validity through the Portuguese version of the Profile of Mood States (POMS). &nbsp;Results: The findings suggested that the translation of the AFI and initial estimates of internal consistency and construct validity were adequate. The data resulted in high internal consistency score with a Crombach's alpha reliability of 0.89 and the intraclass correlation coefficient for test-retest reliability was 0.81. In relation to the validity of the instrument, it resulted in one moderate negative correlation (r= -0.64, p&lt; .0001) for convergent validity with the POMS.&nbsp;Conclusions: The results indicated that the cross cultural adaptation process were satisfactory, demonstrating that the Brazilian version of the attentional function index can be used to measure the person's perception of effectiveness in activities requiring direct attention. Further psychometric testing of the Brazilian version of the AFI with other populations is recommended.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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