City Research Online

Comparing questionnaires across cultures: Using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES index

Aleo, G., Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., Catania, G., Zanini, M. P., Cozzani, E., 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, doi: 10.1002/nop2.297

Abstract

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

Design: An 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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.© 2019 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Publisher Keywords: cancer, melanoma, Mokken scaling, self‐examination
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22539
[img]
Preview
Text - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (387kB) | Preview

Export

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics

Actions (login required)

Admin Login Admin Login