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dc.contributor.authorSchnohr, Christina W.
dc.contributor.authorGobina, Inese
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorMazur, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorAlikasifuglu, Mujgan
dc.contributor.authorVälimaa, Raili
dc.contributor.authorCorell, Maria
dc.contributor.authorHagquist, Curt
dc.contributor.authorDalmasso, Paola
dc.contributor.authorMovseyan, Yeva
dc.contributor.authorCavallo, Franco
dc.contributor.authorvan Dorsselaer, Saskia
dc.contributor.authorTorsheim, Torbjørn
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-08T11:37:45Z
dc.date.available2016-06-08T11:37:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSchnohr, C. W., Gobina, I., Santos, T., Mazur, J., Alikasifuglu, M., Välimaa, R., Corell, M., Hagquist, C., Dalmasso, P., Movseyan, Y., Cavallo, F., van Dorsselaer, S., & Torsheim, T. (2016). Semantics bias in cross-national comparative analyses: is it good or bad to have “fair” health?. <i>Health and Quality of Life Outcomes</i>, <i>14</i>, Article 70. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-016-0469-8" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-016-0469-8</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_25695187
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_69974
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/50197
dc.description.abstractThe Health Behavior in School-aged Children is a cross-national study collecting data on social and health indicators on adolescents in 43 countries. The study provides comparable data on health behaviors and health outcomes through the use of a common protocol, which have been a back bone of the study sine its initiation in 1983. Recent years, researchers within the study have noticed a questionable comparability on the widely used item on self-rated health. One of the four response categories to the item “Would you say your health is….?” showed particular variation, as the response category “Fair” varied from 20 % in Latvia and Moldova to 3–4 % in Bulgaria and Macedonia. A qualitative mini-survey of the back-translations showed that the response category “Fair” had a negative slant in 25 countries, a positive slant in 10 countries and was considered neutral in 9 countries. This finding indicates that there are what may be called semantic issues affecting comparability in international studies, since the same original word (in an English original) is interpreted differently across countries and cultures. The paper test and discuss a few possible explanations to this, however, only leaving to future studies to hold a cautious approach to international comparisons if working with the self-rated health item with four response categories.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
dc.subject.otherHealth Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC)
dc.subject.othermeasurement variance
dc.subject.othertranslation
dc.titleSemantics bias in cross-national comparative analyses: is it good or bad to have “fair” health?
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201606062902
dc.contributor.laitosTerveystieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-06-06T11:08:38Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1477-7525
dc.relation.numberinseries0
dc.relation.volume14
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Schnohr et al. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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dc.subject.ysokansainvälinen vertailu
dc.subject.ysokoettu terveys
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p19660
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21377
dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1186/s12955-016-0469-8


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