Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the 12-item diabetes fatalism scale

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dc.contributor.author Bassil, Maya
dc.contributor.author Sukkarieh-Haraty, Ola
dc.contributor.author Egede, Leonard E.
dc.contributor.author Abi Kharma, Joelle
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-10T08:23:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-10T08:23:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-05-10
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7792
dc.description.abstract Background There are widespread fatalistic beliefs in Arab countries, especially among individuals with diabetes. However, there is no tool to assess diabetes fatalism in this population. This study describes the processes used to create an Arabic version of the Diabetes Fatalism Scale (DFS) and examine its psychometric properties. Methods A descriptive correlational design was used with a convenience sample of Lebanese adults (N = 274) with type 2 diabetes recruited from a major hospital in Beirut, Lebanon and by snowball sampling. The 12- item Diabetes Fatalism Scale- Arabic (12-item DFS-Ar) was back-translated from the original version, pilot tested on 22 adults with type 2 diabetes and then administered to 274 patients to assess the validity and reliability of the scale. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the hypothesized factor structure. Cronbach’s alpha was used to test for reliability. Results CFA supported the existence of the three factor hypothesis of the original DFS scale. The five items measuring “emotional distress” loaded under Factor 1, the four items measuring “spiritual coping” loaded under factor 2 and the last three items measuring “perceived self-efficacy” of the original scale loaded under Factor 3 (p <0.001 for all three subscales). Goodness of fit indices confirmed adequateness of the CFA model (CFI = 0.97, TLI = 0.96, RMSEA = 0.067 and pclose = 0.05). The 12-item DFS-Ar showed good reliability (Cronbach’s alpha of 0.86) and significantly predicted HbA1c (β = 0.20, p < 0.01). After adjusting for the demographic characteristics and the number of diabetes comorbid conditions, the 12-item DFS-Ar score was independently associated with HbA1c in a multivariable model (β = 0.16, p < 0.05). Conclusions The 12-item DFS-Ar demonstrated good psychometric properties that are comparable to the original scale. It is a valid and reliable measure of diabetes fatalism. Further testing with larger and non-Lebanese Arabic population is needed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the 12-item diabetes fatalism scale en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201102356 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005492 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Plos one en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-10 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190719 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sukkarieh-Haraty, O., Egede, L. E., Kharma, J. A., & Bassil, M. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the 12-item diabetes fatalism scale. PloS one, 13(1), 1-10. en_US
dc.author.email mbassil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email ola.sukkarieh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0190719 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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