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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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SUAREZ-PINTO, Tatiana A; BLANCO-GOMEZ, Argénida  and  DIAZ-MARTINEZ, Luis A. Validation of the Spanish-language version of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services among Colombian adolescents. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.5, pp.448-453. ISSN 0325-0075.

Seventy percent of adolescent morbidity and mortality is related to six risky behaviors. The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services is a screening questionnaire consisting of 21 questions but there is not a validated Spanish-language version. The obj ective of this study was to validate the Spanish-language version of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services in two Colombian cities: Bucaramanga and Medellin. The questionnaire was administered to 270 randomly selected adolescent students aged between 11 and 19 years old. Its internal consistency measured using Cronbach's alpha was 0.7207. The factor analysis showed that two factors accounted for 84.5% of variance, but factor loading indicates that only one of these is valid in Colombia: substance use (tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, and psychoactive substances).

Keywords : Adolescent; Result validity; Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services.

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