Reliability and validity of the DCP among Hispanic veterans

Victoria Cunningham, Martha J Mohler, Christopher S Wendel, Richard M. Hoffman, Glen H. Murata, Jayendra H. Shah, William C. Duckworth

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Abstract

The Diabetes Care Profile (DCP) was designed to measure psychosocial factors related to diabetes and its treatment. This study sought to determine the reliability and validity of the DCP in Hispanic veterans with Type 2 diabetes. Hispanic (n = 81) and non-Hispanic White (n = 238) patients were recruited at three southwestern VA hospitals. Scale reliabilities calculated by Cronbach's coefficient alpha revealed reliabilities ranging from .54 to .97 in Hispanics and .63 to .95 in non-Hispanic Whites. Only one scale, Monitoring Barriers, differed significantly between the two patient groups. Mean values on the DCP scales were consistent within and across ethnicities lending support for construct validity of the DCP in Hispanics. Convergent validity was also supported for DCP scales within the Hispanic patients as evidenced by correlations in expected directions with external measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-463
Number of pages17
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

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Veterans
Hispanic Americans
Reproducibility of Results
chronic illness
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
psychosocial factors
construct validity
lending
Psychology
ethnicity
monitoring
Group

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Measure
  • Patient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health Policy

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Reliability and validity of the DCP among Hispanic veterans. / Cunningham, Victoria; Mohler, Martha J; Wendel, Christopher S; Hoffman, Richard M.; Murata, Glen H.; Shah, Jayendra H.; Duckworth, William C.

In: Evaluation and the Health Professions, Vol. 28, No. 4, 12.2005, p. 447-463.

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Cunningham, Victoria ; Mohler, Martha J ; Wendel, Christopher S ; Hoffman, Richard M. ; Murata, Glen H. ; Shah, Jayendra H. ; Duckworth, William C. / Reliability and validity of the DCP among Hispanic veterans. In: Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2005 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 447-463.
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