An Australian facts on ageing quiz

Pachana, Nancy A., Helmes, Edward, and Gufgeon, Sophie (2013) An Australian facts on ageing quiz. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32 (2). pp. 117-121.

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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.

Item ID: 28137
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-6612
Keywords: ageing, Australia, knowledge
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 00:02
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920112 Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing @ 100%
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