Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index.

Aleo, G and Bagnasco, A and Watson, R and Dyson, Judith and Cowdell, Fiona and Catania, G and Zanini, M and Cozzani, E and Parodi, A and Sasso, L (2019) Comparing questionnaires across cultures: using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES Index. Nursing Open. (In Press)

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Abstract

Aim The aims of this study were: i) to translate the MOLES index from English to Italian and to compare the two versions using non-parametric item response theory.

Design A online survey was used to gather data.

Methods Forward and back-translation was used to prepare the Italian version of the MOLES which was then analysed using the non-parametric item response theory of Mokken scaling.

Results Mokken scales were found in both the English and the Italian versions of the MOLES index. However, the two scales—while the total scale score was not significantly different—showed different properties, and Mokken scaling selected different items from each scale.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Fiona Cowdell
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 09:56
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 09:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7264

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