TITLE

Bringing the Real World to Psychometric Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Literacy Assessments with Black, Latina, and Arab Women in Real-World Settings

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Karen; Templin, Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Cancer Education;Dec2013, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p738
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research describes the development and evaluation of a new scale for assessing functional cervical cancer health literacy, the Cervical Cancer Literacy Assessment Tool (C-CLAT). In phase 1, 35 items in English, Spanish, and Arabic for C-CLAT were generated, taking into account three content domains-Awareness, Knowledge, and Prevention/Control. After content validation, 24 items were retained for psychometric evaluation. In phase 2, the 24-item C-CLAT was evaluated in three racial/ethnic populations of urban women ( N = 543). Psychometric methods included item analysis, multifactor item response theory modeling, and concurrent correlations. The final C-CLAT consisted of 16 items, with an internal consistency reliability of 0.72. C-CLAT reliabilities in Black, Latina, and Arab women were 0.73, 0.76, and 0.60, respectively. The rank order correlations of item difficulties across racial/ethnic groups was high (r's = 0.97 to 0.98). The C-CLAT was positively related to educational level, and Arab women scored significantly higher than the Black and Latina participants. This study presents a psychometrically sound instrument that measures health literacy related to cervical cancer. The C-CLAT is a tool that can be orally administered by a lay person and used in a community-based health promotion intervention.
ACCESSION #
91696658

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics