Validating the Utility of the Spanish Version of the American Diabetes Association Risk Test

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Abstract

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Risk Test, often used for decisions to blood glucose screen or not, lacks studies reporting the reliability or validity for the Spanish version of the tool. The objective of this study is to further validate the utility of the Spanish version of the ADA's Risk Test for Latino Populations. A convenience sample of 316 Latinos participated in this study. A positive but weak statistical correlation was found between blood glucose and the Risk Test score (.138), suggesting low reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the instrument. Two internal consistency estimates of reliability techniques were computed for the Risk Test for diabetes scale items, indicating low reliability.

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