International Journal of Preventive Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-

Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the diabetes numeracy Test-15


Yousef Moradi, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Mohammad Ebrahim Khamseh 
 Endocrine Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hamid Reza Baradaran
Endocrine Research Center, Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran

Background: Low health literacy (HL) of patients has obtained more attention as a risk factor for poor adherence to treatment and adverse outcomes in chronic disease«SQ»s management particular in diabetes care. Diabetes Numeracy Test-15 (DNT-15) has been developed specifically for this purpose. The objective of the current study is to evaluate psychometric properties of Iranian (Persian) version of the DNT-15. Methods: The shortened version of the DNT (15-items) was completed by 120 patients with diabetes. The Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 for internal consistency was conducted. Content validity, criterion-related validity, and construct validity were also evaluated. Results: The average score on the DNT was 72% and took an average of 25 minutes to complete. The DNT-15 had a very good internal reliability (KR-20 = 0.90) and also content validity (content validity ratio: 089 and content validity index: 0.86). Conclusions: The DNT-15 (Persian version) is a reliable and valid measure of diabetes-related numeracy skills for Iranian patients with diabetes; however, additional studies are needed to further explore the association between diabetes-specific numeracy and acculturation and their impact on diabetes-related outcomes in Iranian population.


How to cite this article:
Moradi Y, Baradaran HR, Khamseh ME. Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the diabetes numeracy Test-15.Int J Prev Med 2016;7:43-43


How to cite this URL:
Moradi Y, Baradaran HR, Khamseh ME. Psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the diabetes numeracy Test-15. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 26 ];7:43-43
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