Measurement invariance of the Short Wake Forest Physician Trust Scale and of the Health Empowerment Scale in German and French women.
Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland.
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Published Article
Journal of health psychology
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 2020
Measurement invariance is a crucial prerequisite to carry out cross-cultural research and to provide knowledge that enables culturally diverse patients to feel comfortable with their health providers. Although trust in doctors and health empowerment are widely studied, no previous research has examined their measurement invariance. The Short Wake Forest Physician Trust scale and the Health Empowerment scale were administered online. Participants were 217 German-speaking women (M = 39.07, standard deviation = 5.71) and 217 French-speaking women (M = 39.11, standard deviation = 5.82). Demonstration of partial scalar invariance was met and reasons for non-invariant items are discussed. The study was evaluated applying COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement INstruments checklist.
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