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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157526
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MEASURING CAM HEALTH LITERACY: THE NEXT STEPS
Abstract:
MEASURING CAM HEALTH LITERACY: THE NEXT STEPS
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ide, Bette A., Ph.D., M.S., M.A
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Dakota
Title:Professor
Contact Address:430 Oxford St., Stop 9025, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA
Co-Authors:Clarann Weinert; Jean Shreffler-Grant; Elizabeth Nichols
PURPOSE/AIMS: The overall goal of this team's program of research is to enhance the CAM health literacy (complementary health care) of rural older adults so that they can make better-informed health care decisions, manage their own self-care, and improve their overall health and well-being. The goal of this study is to further the development of a sound instrument to evaluate CAM health literacy. The specific aims are to: a) refine a set of preliminary scale items, and b) conduct validation assessment of the instrument.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: CAM health literacy is defined as the essential information about CAM needed to make informed self-management decisions regarding health. DeVellis' guidelines (8 steps) for scale development serve as the foundation for the instrument development process. The team has completed Step 1, determine clearly what is to be measured, Step 2, generate an item pool, and Step 3, determine the format for measurement. Steps 4 and 5 will be conducted in this project.
METHODS: Step 4 includes further review of the scale by a panel of experts and focus groups. Following the focus group and panel reviews the team will analyze the data, modify the items as appropriate, and develop an instrument of reasonable length, ideally about 40 items. In Step 5 we will conduct a validation assessment by administering the new instrument to a convenience sample of community dwelling older adults who are attending a local clinic. The target sample size is 50 completed interviews. We have identified a potential clinic site and have begun to establish a working relationship. A battery of instruments will be administered by an Advanced Practice Nurse who has experience in both allopathic and CAM therapies. Concurrent validity will be examined by comparing scores on our scale with scores on the S-TOHFLA, an established measure of general health literacy. Construct validity will be initially assessed using the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale. Basic demographic and CAM use information will also be collected. Data will be managed and prepared for analysis by a research team member.
RESULTS: The team will use the validation sample results to make additional revisions to the items in the new scale in preparation for the next step, administration to a large development sample.
IMPLICATIONS: It is anticipated that this instrument can be adapted to assess health literacy in other self care decision-making situations with individuals with chronic health conditions. Data from this proposed study, together with results from the team's prior work will enable the development of an evidence-based clinical intervention to enhance the CAM health literacy of rural older adults.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMEASURING CAM HEALTH LITERACY: THE NEXT STEPSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157526-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">MEASURING CAM HEALTH LITERACY: THE NEXT STEPS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ide, Bette A., Ph.D., M.S., M.A</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Dakota</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">430 Oxford St., Stop 9025, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Betteide@mail.und.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Clarann Weinert; Jean Shreffler-Grant; Elizabeth Nichols</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE/AIMS: The overall goal of this team's program of research is to enhance the CAM health literacy (complementary health care) of rural older adults so that they can make better-informed health care decisions, manage their own self-care, and improve their overall health and well-being. The goal of this study is to further the development of a sound instrument to evaluate CAM health literacy. The specific aims are to: a) refine a set of preliminary scale items, and b) conduct validation assessment of the instrument. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: CAM health literacy is defined as the essential information about CAM needed to make informed self-management decisions regarding health. DeVellis' guidelines (8 steps) for scale development serve as the foundation for the instrument development process. The team has completed Step 1, determine clearly what is to be measured, Step 2, generate an item pool, and Step 3, determine the format for measurement. Steps 4 and 5 will be conducted in this project. <br/>METHODS: Step 4 includes further review of the scale by a panel of experts and focus groups. Following the focus group and panel reviews the team will analyze the data, modify the items as appropriate, and develop an instrument of reasonable length, ideally about 40 items. In Step 5 we will conduct a validation assessment by administering the new instrument to a convenience sample of community dwelling older adults who are attending a local clinic. The target sample size is 50 completed interviews. We have identified a potential clinic site and have begun to establish a working relationship. A battery of instruments will be administered by an Advanced Practice Nurse who has experience in both allopathic and CAM therapies. Concurrent validity will be examined by comparing scores on our scale with scores on the S-TOHFLA, an established measure of general health literacy. Construct validity will be initially assessed using the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale. Basic demographic and CAM use information will also be collected. Data will be managed and prepared for analysis by a research team member. <br/>RESULTS: The team will use the validation sample results to make additional revisions to the items in the new scale in preparation for the next step, administration to a large development sample. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: It is anticipated that this instrument can be adapted to assess health literacy in other self care decision-making situations with individuals with chronic health conditions. Data from this proposed study, together with results from the team's prior work will enable the development of an evidence-based clinical intervention to enhance the CAM health literacy of rural older adults.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:57:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:57:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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