Test-retest reliability evaluation of the Escala de Conciencia Cultural para Estudiantes de Terapia Ocupacional en América Latina (ECCETO) Cultural Awareness Scale for Occupational Therapy Students in Latin America

  • Castro D
  • Dahlin-Ivanoff S
  • Mårtensson L
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Introduction: Cultural awareness is an important consideration in healthcare, particularly in occupational therapy. Personal values are often challenged in service provision. Culturally relevant scales are needed to evaluate this across the professional education. Evaluation of psychometric properties is a critical issue in scale development. The test – retest reliability of the Escala de Conciencia Cultural para Estudiantes de Terapia Ocupacional en América Latina (ECCETO), (Cultural Awareness Scale for Occupational Therapy students in Latin America) has not yet been evaluated. Objective: To evaluate the test-retest reliability of the ECCETO. Method: The Svensson's method was used to evaluate the ECCETO responses of 10 newly graduated Chilean occupational therapists and 26 occupational therapy students from four Latin American countries. Results: The scale had test-retest reliability, based on a reduced number of items presenting systematic disagreement, and showed good internal consistency. Conclusion: There were differences in the scale's categories and between the study phases. Using the scale in larger groups of students may support reflective opportunities that promote early development of cultural awareness. Cultural awareness should be included in occupational therapy education in Latin America and worldwide. Adaptations of the ECCETO, should carefully consider the local practice context to preserve the cultural relevance in different regions. Avaliação da confiabilidade teste-reteste da Escala de Conciencia Cultural para Estudiantes de Terapia Ocupacional en América Latina (ECCETO) -Escala de Consciência Cultural para Estudantes de Terapia Ocupacional na América Latina Resumo: Introdução: A consciência cultural é considerada importante na área da saúde, especialmente em terapia ocupacional. Valores e significados pessoais muitas vezes são desafiados na prestação de serviços terapêuticos, por isso as escalas, que precisam ser culturalmente relevantes para os contextos locais de prática, são necessárias para avaliar esses aspectos da educação profissional. A avaliação das propriedades psicométricas é uma questão crítica no desenvolvimento dessas escalas. O teste-reteste da Escala de Consciência Cultural para Estudantes de Terapia Ocupacional na América Latina (ECCETO) ainda não foi avaliado. Objetivo: Avaliar a confiabilidade teste-reteste da ECCETO. Método: O método de Svensson para dados pareados ordinais foi utilizado para avaliar as respostas

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Castro, D., Dahlin-Ivanoff, S., & Mårtensson, L. (2017). Test-retest reliability evaluation of the Escala de Conciencia Cultural para Estudiantes de Terapia Ocupacional en América Latina (ECCETO) Cultural Awareness Scale for Occupational Therapy Students in Latin America. Cadernos de Terapia Ocupacional Da UFSCar, 25(1), 3–20. https://doi.org/10.4322/0104-4931.ctoao0919

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