Title: Inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the everyday technology use questionnaire
Authors : Kaptain, Rina Juel
Kottorp, Anders
Patomella, Ann-Helen
Helle, Tina
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages : 1
Pages to: 9
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 26-Oct-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Agreement; Svensson’s method; Everyday technology; Occupational therapy; Psychometrics; Translation
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
616: Internal medicine and diseases
Abstract: Background: Everyday technologies are naturally integrated in people’s daily life. For older adults and adults living with a chronic disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the ability to use technologies for health management has become increasingly important. The aim of this study was to investigate inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) in a sample of older adults with (n = 23) and without (n = 24) COPD. Material and method: The ETUQ was initially translated in accordance with the dual panel approach and then administered to a sample of 47 participants. Svensson’s method for paired ordinal data was utilized to calculate and analyze reliability. Results: Overall, inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the ETUQ demonstrated excellent percentage agreement (PA) (>75%), although for test-retest reliability, nine items demonstrated fair (53%) to good (73%) agreement. Conclusion: This study supports the use of the Danish version of the ETUQ in a sample of older adults with or without COPD. Application to practice: The Danish version of the ETUQ is an evidence-based evaluation that can reliably contribute to clinical occupational therapy and research in Denmark focusing on everyday technology use.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1080/11038128.2017.1395910
ISSN: 1103-8128
1651-2014
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8465
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