Inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire

Rina Juel Kaptain, Anders Kottorp, Ann-Helen Patomella, Tina Helle

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Abstract

Background: Everyday technologies are naturally integrated in people’s daily life. For older adults and adults living with a chronic disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the ability to use technologies for health management has become increasingly important. The aim of this study was to investigate inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) in a sample of older adults with (n = 23) and without (n = 24) COPD. Material and method: The ETUQ was initially translated in accordance with the dual panel approach and then administered to a sample of 47 participants. Svensson’s method for paired ordinal data was utilized to calculate and analyze reliability. Results: Overall, inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Danish version of the ETUQ demonstrated excellent percentage agreement (PA) (>75%), although for test-retest reliability, nine items demonstrated fair (53%) to good (73%) agreement. Conclusion: This study supports the use of the Danish version of the ETUQ in a sample of older adults with or without COPD. Application to practice: The Danish version of the ETUQ is an evidence-based evaluation that can reliably contribute to clinical occupational therapy and research in Denmark focusing on everyday technology use.

Translated title of the contributionInter-bedømmer og test-retest reliabilitet af den danske version af Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume26
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)226-234
Number of pages9
ISSN1103-8128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • health, nutrition and quality of life

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