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Group of Research in Care (GRUPAC), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of La Rioja, 26006 Logroño, Spain
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Extremadura, Av. Elvas, s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Sánchez-Barba
Biostatistics Department, University of Salamanca, 37001 Salamanca, Spain

Health Questionaries

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Dear Colleagues,

Health questionaries are tools that allow researchers to evaluate the extent to which certain functions are being met and whether they are key tools in the research process in health sciences. Health surveys are tools that reflect health outcomes and facilitate research on general aspects of health, well-being, quality of life, therapeutic adherence, and a host of other aspects. It is important when using a health survey/health questionnaire that content validity, construct validity, reliability, and psychometric properties are taken into account. As it stands, many questionnaires do not even have basic psychometric properties to reflect the quality of the measurement. The aim of this multidisciplinary Topic is to highlight different investigations in questionaries/surveys in health sciences where the psychometric properties of questionnaires were first approximated, especially in the field of psychiatry. We propose an open space where researchers employing health questionaries/health surveys explain the objectives of the questionnaires, cultural adaptation, validity, etc. The objective pursued, the hypothesis put forward, and, above all, the clinical usefulness of these questionnaires should be explicitly reasoned.

Prof. Dr. Raúl Juárez-Vela
Dr. Francisco José Rodríguez Velasco
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Sánchez-Barba
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Keywords

  • psychiatry
  • psychology
  • psychometry
  • instruments
  • statistics
  • math
  • factorial analysis
  • confirmatory analysis
  • reliability
  • medicine
  • measurement
  • questionnaire

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Behavioral Sciences
behavsci
2.6 3.0 2011 21.5 Days CHF 2200 Submit
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
ejihpe
3.2 3.5 2011 20.1 Days CHF 1400 Submit
Psychiatry International
psychiatryint
- - 2020 40.6 Days CHF 1000 Submit
Psychology International
psycholint
- - 2019 15.0 days * CHF 1200 Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the second half of 2023.


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The Psychometric Properties of the Positive and Negative Suicidal Ideation Scale among Portuguese Young Adults
by Marta Brás, João Antunes and Cláudia Carmo
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2024, 14(4), 954-962; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe14040062 - 04 Apr 2024
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Preventing suicide has been a worldwide imperative for the last decade. Accurately assessing suicide risk is the first step towards prevention, and access to reliable tools that measure risk factors is essential to achieve this goal. The Positive And Negative Suicidal Ideation (PANSI) [...] Read more.
Preventing suicide has been a worldwide imperative for the last decade. Accurately assessing suicide risk is the first step towards prevention, and access to reliable tools that measure risk factors is essential to achieve this goal. The Positive And Negative Suicidal Ideation (PANSI) scale is a validated brief suicidal ideation scale that could prove useful to this goal due to its ability to measure both suicide risk and protective factors. The PANSI scale has been adapted to various languages and cultures across various clinical and non-clinical populations. Despite this, no Portuguese has been produced yet. The present study aimed to validate a Portuguese version of PANSI by evaluating its psychometric properties in a sample of 259 young adults. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the PANSI showed good psychometric properties (TLI = 0.95), good reliability for positive ideation (α = 0.84), and excellent reliability for negative ideation (α = 0.96). The scale also showed good discriminative ability through prediction of a previous suicide attempt and good construct validity in both subscales. The Portuguese adaptation of the PANSI scale is a reliable measure of positive and negative suicidal ideation that could prove useful in both clinical and research settings. Full article
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Portuguese Validation of the TAPQoL: A Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument for Children Aged 0–6 Years
by Ana Ferraz, Martim Santos and M. Graça Pereira
Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2024, 14(2), 399-410; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe14020027 - 16 Feb 2024
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In Portugal, there are few generic and specific instruments to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children, especially those of preschool age. This study aimed to adapt and validate the Portuguese version of the Preschool Children Quality of Life Questionnaire (TAPQoL) in [...] Read more.
In Portugal, there are few generic and specific instruments to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children, especially those of preschool age. This study aimed to adapt and validate the Portuguese version of the Preschool Children Quality of Life Questionnaire (TAPQoL) in a community and clinical sample of children aged 0–6 years. The parents of 409 healthy children and 137 children undergoing treatment for burns and acute lymphoblastic leukemia completed the TAPQoL and were assessed on psychological morbidity and family functioning. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed, as well as analysis of the psychometric properties as shown by internal consistency measures, convergent validity, and average variance extracted. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed an 11-factor structure with good psychometric properties. The current version of the TAPQoL is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing HRQoL in Portuguese preschool children in community and clinical settings. Full article
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Analysis of Psychological Well-Being from a Compositional Data Analysis Perspective: A New Approach
by María Cortés-Rodríguez, Purificación Galindo-Villardón, Mercedes Sánchez-Barba, Eusebi Jarauta-Bragulat and José David Urchaga-Litago
Behav. Sci. 2023, 13(11), 926; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13110926 - 13 Nov 2023
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Well-being is a widely studied construct in psychology. In 1989, Carol Ryff proposed the “Scale of Psychological Well-Being (SPWB)”, which has been validated in multiple languages. The instrument assesses six dimensions of psychological well-being: Self-acceptance, Positive Relationships with Others, Autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Purpose [...] Read more.
Well-being is a widely studied construct in psychology. In 1989, Carol Ryff proposed the “Scale of Psychological Well-Being (SPWB)”, which has been validated in multiple languages. The instrument assesses six dimensions of psychological well-being: Self-acceptance, Positive Relationships with Others, Autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Personal Growth. In this article, we propose to enrich the traditional approach of directly interpreting the raw scores in each dimension by incorporating Compositional Data Analysis. This new approach aims to identify “what proportion” of each dimension constitutes well-being, which will allow us to analyze the interactions between the different dimensions of well-being and balance among them. To achieve this, we introduce two position ratios (PR1 and PR2) and a general adjustment indicator called the General Indicator of Subjective Psychological Well-Being (GISPW), which characterizes individuals in a compositional manner, providing a fresh perspective in the interpretation of psychological test results, specifically those related to PWB. The proposal is illustrated with three cases taken from a study involving 628 university students who completed the psychological well-being scale questionnaire. The results show that the GISPW, PR1, and PR2 obtained offer relevant information about the overall balance of each case in the different dimensions. Full article
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