Development of a culturally, theoretically and developmentally based survey instrument for assessing risk behaviors among african-american early adolescents living in urban low-income meighborhoods.
The creation of developmentally and culturally appropriate data-gathering instruments is necessary as health researchers and interventionists expand their investigations to community-based minority adolescent populations.
The creation of such instruments is a complex process, requiring the integration of multiple data-gathering and analytic approaches.
Recent efforts have delineated several issues to be considered in survey design for minority populations :
community collaboration ;
problem conceptualization ;
application of the presumed model of behavioral change ;
and dialect and format of delivery.
This paper describes the process of creating a culturally and developmentally appropriate, theoretically grounded instrument for use in monitoring the impact of an AIDS educational intervention on the behavior and health outcomes of urban African-American pre-adolescents and early adolescents.
Three phases of research were involved :
Preliminary (and ongoing) ethnographic research including extensive participant observation, as well as, focus group and individual interviews with 65 youths ; construction and testing of the preliminary instrument involving two waves of pilot testing (N1=57 ; N2=45) ; and, finalization of the instrument including reliability testing and assessment of tool constructs and selection of the mode of delivery (involving 2 additional waves of pilot testing (N3=91 ; N4=351).
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prise risque, Questionnaire, Méthode mesure, Milieu culturel, Education sanitaire, Fidélité test, Préadolescent, Homme, Adolescent, Noir américain, Milieu urbain, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Psychométrie, Passation test
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk taking, Questionnaire, Measurement method, Cultural environment, Health education, Test reliability, Preadolescent, Human, Adolescent, Black American, Urban environment, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Psychometrics, Testing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0331078
Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 01/03/1996.