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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158033
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Latino Elders' and Caregivers' Service Awareness: Instrument Development
Abstract:
Latino Elders' and Caregivers' Service Awareness: Instrument Development
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Crist, Janice, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Arizona
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA
Contact Telephone:520-626-8768
Purpose: To develop a measure of Mexican American elders' and caregivers' awareness of home care services with conceptual and language equivalence in Spanish and English for the Service Awareness Scale. Background and Rationale: Mexican American elders' and their caregivers' level of awareness of available home care services is one of nine reasons they may say "no" to using home care services. This factor is being tested in a larger study but its measure needed development. The overall goal of the program of research is to test interventions designed to promote equity of formal care use, by facilitating truly informed decisions whether to use home care services. Previous measures of service awareness have not completely tapped the construct. Methods: The Service Awareness Scale was developed by a literature review, an ethnography, community dialogues (cafecitos), and a grounded theory study. The measure was tested for conceptual and language equivalence in Spanish and English, including methods such as back-translation and coming to consensus about discrepant terms in collaboration with a bilingual/bicultural Community Advisory Council and the research team (N=9). Results: The construct contains three dimensions: knowledge that services exist, application to personal situations that may indicate need for services, and ability to access services. Measuring these dimensions increases the validity of the instrument because it addresses an allocentric cultural context and structural barriers to knowledge about services. Language equivalence was achieved for the Service Awareness Scale in Spanish and English, exceeding the a priori criterion for accepting the translations, that at least 80% of the evaluators would consider the item exactly equivalent. Implications: The refined and translated instrument invites voice to better measure one of many barriers to equity in health care services in research and practice with vulnerable populations.
Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research, 1 R15 NR009031-01.
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.titleLatino Elders' and Caregivers' Service Awareness: Instrument Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158033-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Latino Elders' and Caregivers' Service Awareness: Instrument Development</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Crist, Janice, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Arizona</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0203, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">520-626-8768</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jcrist@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To develop a measure of Mexican American elders' and caregivers' awareness of home care services with conceptual and language equivalence in Spanish and English for the Service Awareness Scale. Background and Rationale: Mexican American elders' and their caregivers' level of awareness of available home care services is one of nine reasons they may say &quot;no&quot; to using home care services. This factor is being tested in a larger study but its measure needed development. The overall goal of the program of research is to test interventions designed to promote equity of formal care use, by facilitating truly informed decisions whether to use home care services. Previous measures of service awareness have not completely tapped the construct. Methods: The Service Awareness Scale was developed by a literature review, an ethnography, community dialogues (cafecitos), and a grounded theory study. The measure was tested for conceptual and language equivalence in Spanish and English, including methods such as back-translation and coming to consensus about discrepant terms in collaboration with a bilingual/bicultural Community Advisory Council and the research team (N=9). Results: The construct contains three dimensions: knowledge that services exist, application to personal situations that may indicate need for services, and ability to access services. Measuring these dimensions increases the validity of the instrument because it addresses an allocentric cultural context and structural barriers to knowledge about services. Language equivalence was achieved for the Service Awareness Scale in Spanish and English, exceeding the a priori criterion for accepting the translations, that at least 80% of the evaluators would consider the item exactly equivalent. Implications: The refined and translated instrument invites voice to better measure one of many barriers to equity in health care services in research and practice with vulnerable populations. <br/>Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research, 1 R15 NR009031-01.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:26:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:26:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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