A study of item bias in standard cognitive screening measures was conducted in a sample of Afro-American, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elderly respondents who were part of a dementia case registry study.
The methods of item-response theory were applied to identify biased items.
Both cross-cultural and high and low education groups were examined to determine which items were biased.
Out of 50 cognitive items examined from six widely used cognitive screening measures, 16 were identified as biased for either high and low education groups or ethnic/racial group membership.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthode étude, Psychométrie, Echelle évaluation, Cognition, Ethnie, Niveau étude, Analyse item, Vieillard, Démence, Biais, Homme, Maladie dégénérative, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Investigation method, Psychometrics, Evaluation scale, Cognition, Ethnic group, Education level, Item analysis, Elderly, Dementia, Human, Degenerative disease, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases, Cerebral disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0241764
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.