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

Watson, Roger; Aleo, Giuseppe; Bagnasco, Annamaria; Watson, Roger; Dyson, Judith; Cowdell, Fiona; Catania, Gianluca; Zanini, Milko Patrick; Cozzani, Emanuele; Parodi, Aurora; Sasso, Loredana

Authors

Giuseppe Aleo

Annamaria Bagnasco

Judith Dyson

Fiona Cowdell

Gianluca Catania

Milko Patrick Zanini

Emanuele Cozzani

Aurora Parodi

Loredana Sasso



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.

Citation

Aleo, G., Bagnasco, A., Watson, R., Dyson, J., Cowdell, F., Catania, G., …Sasso, L. (2019). Comparing questionnaires across cultures: Using Mokken scaling to compare the Italian and English versions of the MOLES index. Nursing Open, 6(3), 1022-1028. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.297

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 18, 2019
Online Publication Date May 20, 2019
Publication Date Jul 23, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 21, 2019
Journal Nursing Open
Electronic ISSN 2054-1058
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 3
Pages 1022-1028
Series ISSN 2054-1058
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.297
Keywords Cancer; Melanoma; Mokken scaling; Self-examination
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1552650
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/nop2.297

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