Validation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being-Expanded (FACIT-Sp-Ex) Across English and Spanish-Speaking Hispanics/Latinos: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study

Carrie E. Brintz, Orit Birnbaum-Weitzman, Erin L. Merz, Frank J. Penedo, Martha L. Daviglus, Adelaide L. Fortmann, Linda C. Gallo, Patricia Gonzalez, Timothy P. Johnson, Elena L. Navas-Nacher, Marston E. Youngblood, Maria Llabre

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The validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) has been examined in primarily non-Hispanics/Latinos with chronic illness. This study assessed the psychometric properties of the nonillness, expanded FACIT-Sp (FACIT-Sp-Ex) in 5,163 U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults. Measures were interviewer-administered in English or Spanish. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated 4 factors: meaning, peace, faith, and relational. The scale demonstrated measurement invariance across English and Spanish. Subscales displayed adequate internal and test-retest reliability. Scores were positively associated with Duke Religion Index (DUREL; Koenig, Parkerson, & Meador, 1997) subscales. When all subscales were entered in a single model, meaning and peace were inversely associated with depressive symptoms and positively associated with physical health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Faith was positively associated with depressive symptoms and inversely associated with HRQOL. Relational was not associated with any outcome. FACIT-Sp-Ex subscales were generally more strongly associated than DUREL subscales with well-being. The FACIT-Sp-Ex appears to be a valid measure of spiritual well-being in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos. (PsycINFO Database Record

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPsychology of Religion and Spirituality
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StateAccepted/In press - May 12 2016

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Spiritual Therapies
Hispanic Americans
Chronic Disease
Health
Quality of Life
Depression
Religion
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
Functional Assessment
Chronic Illness
Therapy
Latinos
Spiritual Well-being
Interviews

Keywords

  • FACIT-Sp-Ex
  • Factorial invariance
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Psychometrics
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Religious studies

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Validation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being-Expanded (FACIT-Sp-Ex) Across English and Spanish-Speaking Hispanics/Latinos : Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. / Brintz, Carrie E.; Birnbaum-Weitzman, Orit; Merz, Erin L.; Penedo, Frank J.; Daviglus, Martha L.; Fortmann, Adelaide L.; Gallo, Linda C.; Gonzalez, Patricia; Johnson, Timothy P.; Navas-Nacher, Elena L.; Youngblood, Marston E.; Llabre, Maria.

In: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 12.05.2016.

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Brintz, Carrie E. ; Birnbaum-Weitzman, Orit ; Merz, Erin L. ; Penedo, Frank J. ; Daviglus, Martha L. ; Fortmann, Adelaide L. ; Gallo, Linda C. ; Gonzalez, Patricia ; Johnson, Timothy P. ; Navas-Nacher, Elena L. ; Youngblood, Marston E. ; Llabre, Maria. / Validation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being-Expanded (FACIT-Sp-Ex) Across English and Spanish-Speaking Hispanics/Latinos : Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. In: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 2016.
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