5188.0 Health Research in Taiwan and China

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session provides examples of studies conducted in Taiwan or China related to testing psychometric properties of research instruments or the transtheoretical model as a means of improving health behaviors. Research instruments developed for specific populations according to age, gender, or language may not be suitable for use with other population groups. Two researchers will share their findings from psychometric testing of the Chinese Decisional Balance Scale with a Taiwanese children and the SF-36 health survey with older Chinese adults with diabetes. Two other researchers will discuss the use of the transtheoretical model as a means for improving pap test behaviors among Taiwanese women and condom use by Taiwanese college students.
Session Objectives: Describe two considerations for testing the psychometric properties of an instrument in a different language or with a different target population. Discuss two advantages of using the transtheoretical model to change behavior among Taiwanese women or students.

12:50 PM
Papanicolaou test behaviors among Taiwanese women: A transtheoretical approach
Wei-Chen Tung, PhD, RN, Minggen Lu, PhD and Daniel Cook, PhD
1:30 PM
SF-36 Health survey: Is it suitable for use with older Chinese Adults with Diabetes ?
Jie Hu, PhD, RN, Kenneth Gruber, PhD and Kuei-Hsiang Hsueh, PhD, RN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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