An Australian facts on ageing quiz

Pachana, Nancy A., Helmes, Edward and Gudgeon, Sophie (2013) An Australian facts on ageing quiz. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32 2: 117-121. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00635.x


Author Pachana, Nancy A.
Helmes, Edward
Gudgeon, Sophie
Title An Australian facts on ageing quiz
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2013-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00635.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 117
End page 121
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Aims The ageing of the population may not be accompanied by an increase in accurate knowledge about older adults. Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz (FAQ) has been among the most popular measures of knowledge, and the original, true-false format measure has been used in a variety of English-speaking countries. However, the more recent multiple-choice version, which has methodological advantages with respect to reliability and validity, has no current Australian translation. Method Here we report on the adaptation of version 2 of the FAQ in multiple-choice format (FAQ-2(MC)). Results Data from 151 university undergraduates (132 women, mean age 19.9 years (SD= 5.1), range 17 to 53 years) completed the FAQ-2(MC) in exchange for course credit. The mean percentage correct on the Australian FAQ-2(MC) was 51.5%. Conclusion Our adaptation suggests the utility of this Australian multiple-choice version of the FAQ and reinforces the need for local verification of items.
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Aims: The ageing of the population may not be accompanied by an increase in accurate knowledge about older adults. Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz (FAQ) has been among the most popular measures of knowledge, and the original, true-false format measure has been used in a variety of English-speaking countries. However, the more recent multiple-choice version, which has methodological advantages with respect to reliability and validity, has no current Australian translation.

Method: Here we report on the adaptation of version 2 of the FAQ in multiple-choice format (FAQ-2(MC)).

Results: Data from 151 university undergraduates (132 women, mean age 19.9 years (SD= 5.1), range 17 to 53 years) completed the FAQ-2(MC) in exchange for course credit. The mean percentage correct on the Australian FAQ-2(MC) was 51.5%.

Conclusion: Our adaptation suggests the utility of this Australian multiple-choice version of the FAQ and reinforces the need for local verification of items.
Keyword Ageing
Australia
Knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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