DIFFERENCES IN PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PAIN MEASUREMENT SCALES BETWEEN CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTS IN THE U.S.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165159
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DIFFERENCES IN PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PAIN MEASUREMENT SCALES BETWEEN CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTS IN THE U.S.
Author(s):
Shin, Hyunjeong; Kim, Kyung Suk; Kim, Young Hee; Chee, Wonshik; Im, Eun-Ok
Author Details:
Hyunjeong Shin, RN, PhD, Post-doctoral visiting scholar/Research associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: 98shj98@gmail.com; Kyung Suk Kim; Young Hee Kim; Wonshik Chee; Eun-Ok Im
Abstract:
Topic: A variety of pain measurement scales have been used without critical evaluation of their reliability and validity in different ethnic groups. Since most of the pain measurement scales have been developed based on the data only among White cancer patients, the measurement scales sometimes work inadequately among different ethnic groups. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare psychometric properties of pain measurement scales between Caucasian and Asian-American cancer patients. Methods: This study was a comparative psychometric study, which was conducted as a part of a larger multiethnic cancer pain study. A total of 152 Caucasian and 119 Asian-American cancer patients were recruited through the Internet using a convenience sampling method. Only the data from 83 Asian-American cancer patients matched with those of 83 Caucasian cancer patients were included for this study. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Verbal Descriptive Scale (VDS), the Face Pain Scale (FPS), the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form (MPQ-SF), and the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) were used to measure cancer pain. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale (FACT-G) were used to measure symptoms and functional status, respectively. To evaluate the internal reliability of the MPQ-SF and BPI-SF, Cronbach's alpha coefficients and subscale-to-total correlations were examined. Construct validity was explored by examining the relationships between five pain measurement scales. In addition, construct validity was also explored by examining the correlations of the pain measures to the MSAS and the FACT-G scores. Findings: The Cronbach's alpha coefficients of the MPQ-SF and BPI-SF were high (0.85-0.97) and the subscale-to-total correlations were strong in both ethnic groups (0.87-0.99). Regarding construct validity, all five pain measurement scales were found to be valid in both ethnic groups. However, among Asian-American cancer patients, the MPQ-SF scores showed relatively low correlations with other pain scale scores (0.65-0.68), the MSAS scores (0.56), and the FACT-G scores (-0.52). The findings suggest that there are differences in psychometric properties of pain measurement scales among different ethnic groups and that the MPQ-SF may not work well among Asian-American cancer patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDIFFERENCES IN PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PAIN MEASUREMENT SCALES BETWEEN CAUCASIAN AND ASIAN CANCER PATIENTS IN THE U.S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorShin, Hyunjeongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Kyung Suken_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Young Heeen_US
dc.contributor.authorChee, Wonshiken_US
dc.contributor.authorIm, Eun-Oken_US
dc.author.detailsHyunjeong Shin, RN, PhD, Post-doctoral visiting scholar/Research associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, email: 98shj98@gmail.com; Kyung Suk Kim; Young Hee Kim; Wonshik Chee; Eun-Ok Imen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165159-
dc.description.abstractTopic: A variety of pain measurement scales have been used without critical evaluation of their reliability and validity in different ethnic groups. Since most of the pain measurement scales have been developed based on the data only among White cancer patients, the measurement scales sometimes work inadequately among different ethnic groups. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare psychometric properties of pain measurement scales between Caucasian and Asian-American cancer patients. Methods: This study was a comparative psychometric study, which was conducted as a part of a larger multiethnic cancer pain study. A total of 152 Caucasian and 119 Asian-American cancer patients were recruited through the Internet using a convenience sampling method. Only the data from 83 Asian-American cancer patients matched with those of 83 Caucasian cancer patients were included for this study. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the Verbal Descriptive Scale (VDS), the Face Pain Scale (FPS), the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form (MPQ-SF), and the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) were used to measure cancer pain. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Scale (FACT-G) were used to measure symptoms and functional status, respectively. To evaluate the internal reliability of the MPQ-SF and BPI-SF, Cronbach's alpha coefficients and subscale-to-total correlations were examined. Construct validity was explored by examining the relationships between five pain measurement scales. In addition, construct validity was also explored by examining the correlations of the pain measures to the MSAS and the FACT-G scores. Findings: The Cronbach's alpha coefficients of the MPQ-SF and BPI-SF were high (0.85-0.97) and the subscale-to-total correlations were strong in both ethnic groups (0.87-0.99). Regarding construct validity, all five pain measurement scales were found to be valid in both ethnic groups. However, among Asian-American cancer patients, the MPQ-SF scores showed relatively low correlations with other pain scale scores (0.65-0.68), the MSAS scores (0.56), and the FACT-G scores (-0.52). The findings suggest that there are differences in psychometric properties of pain measurement scales among different ethnic groups and that the MPQ-SF may not work well among Asian-American cancer patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:13:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:13:35Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name31st Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationBoston, Massachusetts, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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