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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159247
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Codepedency Assessment Tool
Abstract:
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Codepedency Assessment Tool
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Martsolf, Donna, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:CON, 347 Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA
Codependency is a mental health concept that has been utilized in clinical practice predating theoretical or empirical study of the concept. In recent years there has been an increase in scholarly attempts to describe the concept theoretically and to provide empirical understanding of codependency. Hughes-Hammer, Martsolf, and Zeller developed a theoretical model of codependency and the Codependency Assessment Tool (CODAT) as a measure of the concept and replicated the five-factor structure of the tool. Little attention has been directed at determining whether codependency is a culture-bound construct. The purpose of this study was to discover whether the CODAT, as a measurement of codependency, is replicable across cultures. Cross sectional design was used to collect data from 258 Haitian adults who were seeking primary health care in an Internal Medicine clinic. Participants completed a Creole version of the CODAT. Haiti was selected for data collection because of significant cultural differences between that country and the United States. Using factor analysis, the five-factor structure of CODAT was not replicated in this sample and the Chronbach’s alpha of .68 was weak. It is concluded that codependency strongly defines mental health in the United States, but does not define mental health in Haiti and that the concept should not be indiscriminately applied across cultural groups. Further research is needed to determine if samples from other cultural groups would yield similar results.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCross-Cultural Validation of the Codepedency Assessment Toolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159247-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cross-Cultural Validation of the Codepedency Assessment Tool </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Martsolf, Donna, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 347 Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44242, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Codependency is a mental health concept that has been utilized in clinical practice predating theoretical or empirical study of the concept. In recent years there has been an increase in scholarly attempts to describe the concept theoretically and to provide empirical understanding of codependency. Hughes-Hammer, Martsolf, and Zeller developed a theoretical model of codependency and the Codependency Assessment Tool (CODAT) as a measure of the concept and replicated the five-factor structure of the tool. Little attention has been directed at determining whether codependency is a culture-bound construct. The purpose of this study was to discover whether the CODAT, as a measurement of codependency, is replicable across cultures. Cross sectional design was used to collect data from 258 Haitian adults who were seeking primary health care in an Internal Medicine clinic. Participants completed a Creole version of the CODAT. Haiti was selected for data collection because of significant cultural differences between that country and the United States. Using factor analysis, the five-factor structure of CODAT was not replicated in this sample and the Chronbach&rsquo;s alpha of .68 was weak. It is concluded that codependency strongly defines mental health in the United States, but does not define mental health in Haiti and that the concept should not be indiscriminately applied across cultural groups. Further research is needed to determine if samples from other cultural groups would yield similar results. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:50:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:50:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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