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Maternal sensitivity and attachment security in Thailand: cross-cultural validation of Western measures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16764174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of Thai versions of the Maternal Behavior Q-Sort (MBQS), Caldwell's HOME, and the Attachment Q-set (AQS). A sample of 110 Thai mother-infant dyads were studied. The Content Validity Index (CVIs) of the Thai MBQS, HOME and AQS were between 91% and 99%. Internal consistency of the HOME was .71. Interobserver reliability of the MBQS, HOME, and AQS were .95, .87, and .87, respectively. Convergent validity was supported by finding a positive correlation between the MBQS and the HOME (r = .29, p < .001). A positive correlation of .45 (p < .001) between the scores of the MBQS and the AQS indicated concurrent validity of these scales. Study findings indicate the Thai MBQS, HOME, and AQS are reliable and valid in this Thai sample and suggest that the Thai versions reflect concepts similar to those in the original English versions.
Nujjaree N Chaimongkol; Louise H Flick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing measurement     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1061-3749     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Meas     Publication Date:    2006 Spring-Summer
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9318902     Medline TA:  J Nurs Meas     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-17     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Faculty of Nursing, Burapha University, Chon Buri, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Avoidance Learning
Conflict (Psychology)
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Cultural Characteristics
Discriminant Analysis
Maternal Behavior / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Mother-Child Relations / ethnology*
Mothers / psychology*
Nursing Evaluation Research
Object Attachment
Observer Variation
Q-Sort / standards*

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