The Nathan Kline Institute Cultural Competency Assessment Scale: Psychometrics and Implications for Disparity Reduction.
Summary of "The Nathan Kline Institute Cultural Competency Assessment Scale: Psychometrics and Implications for Disparity Reduction."
The NKI Cultural Competency Assessment Scale measures organizational CC in mental health outpatient settings. We describe its development and results of tests of its psychometric properties. When tested in 27 public mental health settings, factor analysis discerned three factors explaining 65% of the variance; each factor related to a stage of implementation of CC. Construct validity and inter-rater reliability were satisfactory. In tests of predictive validity, higher scores on items related to linguistic and service accommodations predicted a reduction in service disparities for engagement and retention outcomes for Hispanics. Disparities for Blacks essentially persisted independent of CC scores.
Nathan S. Kline Institute of Psychiatric Research, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY, 10962, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Name: Administration and policy in mental health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21331634
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-011-0337-0
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
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