Development and Validation of the Biomedical Research Trust Scale (BRTS) in English and Spanish
biomedical research, biobanking, biospecimen donation, trust, survey, questionnaire, reliability, validity
This study developed and validated the Biomedical Research Trust Scale (BRTS), a 10-item measure of global trust in biomedical research, in English and Spanish (BRTS-SP). In total, 85 English- and 85 Spanish-speaking participants completed the BRTS or BRTS-SP, as well as measures of biobanking attitudes, self-efficacy, receptivity, and intentions to donate blood or urine. Results indicated the BRTS and BRTS-SP showed adequate internal consistency in both English and Spanish. In addition, greater levels of trust in biomedical research were significantly associated with greater self-efficacy, receptivity, attitudes, and intentions to donate blood and urine in English-speaking participants, and self-efficacy and intention to donate urine in Spanish-speaking participants. These results support the use of the BRTS and BRTS-SP among English- and Spanish-speaking community members.
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Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, v. 11, issue 4, p. 346-356
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Baik, Sharon H.; Arevalo, Mariana; Gwede, Clement K.; Meade, Cathy D.; Jacobsen, Paul B.; Quinn, Gwendolyn P.; and Wells, Kristen J., "Development and Validation of the Biomedical Research Trust Scale (BRTS) in English and Spanish" (2016). Oncologic Sciences Faculty Publications. 39.
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