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Psychometric properties of the Pediatric Testing Attitudes Scale-Diabetes (P-TAS-D) for parents of children undergoing predictive risk screening
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Georgetown University, DC 20007 USA .
Florida State University, FL 32306 USA .
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping.
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2013 (English)In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 14, no 8, 602-610 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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ObjectiveExamine the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Pediatric Testing Attitudes Scale-Diabetes (P-TAS-D), a measure of parental attitudes about predictive risk screening for type 1 diabetes in children. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethodsSurveys were completed by 3720 Swedish parents of children participating in the adolescent follow-up of a birth cohort study of type 1 diabetes onset. Parents averaged 43.5years, 42.3% were college-educated, and 10.6% of children had a family history of type 1 diabetes. The parent sample was randomly divided, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA; n =1860) was conducted, followed by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA; n =1860) and testing. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResultsEFA/CFA revealed the P-TAS-D has three factors/scales: Attitudes and Beliefs toward type 1 diabetes predictive risk screening (=0.92), Communication about risk screening results (=0.71), and Decision Making (r = 0.19, pandlt;0.001). This solution fit the data well ((2) [42]=536.0, RMSEA = 0.08, CFI = 0.95) and internal consistency for the full scale was high (=0.86, M = 36.2, SD = 8.2). After adjusting for covariates, more favorable attitudes toward childrens risk screening were associated with greater worry about type 1 diabetes (B = 1.1, p andlt;0.001), less worry about health overall (B = -0.10, p = 0.001), and more positive attitudes toward (B = 0.28, p andlt;0.001) and less worry about (B = 0.41, p andlt;0.001) diabetes research. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusionsThe P-TAS-D is a stable, reliable, and valid measure for assessing parents type 1 diabetes risk screening attitudes. Scale data can help target parent education efforts in risk screening trials.

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Wiley-Blackwell , 2013. Vol. 14, no 8, 602-610 p.
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children, psychology, risk screening
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102715DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12053ISI: 000327370400007OAI: diva2:681169

Funding Agencies|National Institutes of Health|HG02686CA137625HG006754|

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