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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304434
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenges of Instrument Adaptation in Health Disparities Research
Author(s):
Szalacha, Laura
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Laura Szalacha, EdD, lszalacha@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Research concerned with racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities is increasing both in the United States and globally. Associated with this growth is the need for instruments to accurately measure the true prevalence of those constructs of interest across diverse racial and ethnic groups.

Methods: To provide a brief overview of issues regarding measurement in diverse populations. We will provide an explication of the approaches used to assess the magnitude and nature of bias (i.e., sample, instrument, response and administration) in measures when applied to diverse racial/ethnic groups.

Results: These approaches include qualitative analyses, classic psychometric studies, and modern psychometric methods. We will consider the concepts of measurement equivalence, different equivalence levels (i.e., configural equivalence (Horn & McArdle, 1992);  metric equivalence (Singh,1995) and scalar equivalence (Meredith, 1993); or calibration equivalence (Mullen, 1995)) and causes of inequivalence, as well as three approaches to the analysis of measurement equivalence – multigroup confirmatory factor analysis, differential item functioning, and multigroup latent class analysis – with special emphasis on their similarities and differences, as well as comparative advantages using data from several published studies of health.

Conclusions: Investigators studying racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities will learn how to address measurement equivalence, crucial for obtaining accurate results in their cross-cultural comparisons.

References:

Horn, J. L., & McArdle, J. J. (1992). A Practical and Theoretical Guide to Measurement

Invariance in Aging Research. Experimental Aging Research, 18, 117–144.

KankarašMilošMoorsGuy. (2011) Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 7(2): 68-80.

Meredith,W. (1993). Measurement Invariance, Factor Analysis and Factorial Invariance,

Psychometrika, 58, 525–543.

Mullen, M.R. (1995). Diagnosing Measurement Equivalence in Cross-National Research.

Journal of International Business Studies, 26, 573–596.

Singh, J. (1995). Measurement Issues in Cross-Cultural Research. Journal of International

Business Studies, 26(3), 597–619.

Keywords:
instrument adaptation; measurement equivalence; instrument development
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenges of Instrument Adaptation in Health Disparities Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSzalacha, Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsLaura Szalacha, EdD, lszalacha@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304434-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b>Research concerned with racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities is increasing both in the United States and globally. Associated with this growth is the need for instruments to accurately measure the true prevalence of those constructs of interest across diverse racial and ethnic groups. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b>To provide a brief overview of issues regarding measurement in diverse populations. We will provide an explication of the approaches used to assess the magnitude and nature of bias (i.e., sample, instrument, response and administration) in measures when applied to diverse racial/ethnic groups. <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong>These approaches include qualitative analyses, classic psychometric studies, and modern psychometric methods. We will consider the concepts of measurement equivalence, different equivalence levels (i.e., configural equivalence (Horn & McArdle, 1992);  metric equivalence (Singh,1995) and scalar equivalence (Meredith, 1993); or calibration equivalence (Mullen, 1995)) and causes of inequivalence, as well as three approaches to the analysis of measurement equivalence – multigroup confirmatory factor analysis, differential item functioning, and multigroup latent class analysis – with special emphasis on their similarities and differences, as well as comparative advantages using data from several published studies of health. <p><b><b>Conclusions: </b></b>Investigators studying racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities will learn how to address measurement equivalence, crucial for obtaining accurate results in their cross-cultural comparisons. <p><b>References:</b><p>Horn, J. L., & McArdle, J. J. (1992). A Practical and Theoretical Guide to Measurement <p>Invariance in Aging Research. <i>Experimental Aging Research, 18, </i>117–144. <p><em>Kankaraš</em>, <em>Miloš</em>; <em>Moors</em>, <em>Guy</em>. (2011) Methodology: European Journal of <em>Research</em> Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 7(2): 68-80. <p>Meredith,W. (1993). Measurement Invariance, Factor Analysis and Factorial Invariance, <p><i>Psychometrika</i>, <i>58</i>, 525–543. <p>Mullen, M.R. (1995). Diagnosing Measurement Equivalence in Cross-National Research. <p><i>Journal of International Business Studies</i>, <i>26</i>, 573–596. <p>Singh, J. (1995). Measurement Issues in Cross-Cultural Research. <i>Journal of International</i><p><i>Business Studies</i>, <i>26</i>(3), 597–619.en_GB
dc.subjectinstrument adaptationen_GB
dc.subjectmeasurement equivalenceen_GB
dc.subjectinstrument developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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