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Validity and reliability of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale among adults from the United States with symptomatic heart failure
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2013 (English)In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 1474-5151, E-ISSN 1873-1953, Vol. 12, no 2, 214-218 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Heart failure (HF) self-care is an important component of disease management and the focus of many interventions.less thanbrgreater thanless thanbrgreater thanAim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the nine-item European HF Self-care Behavior Scale (EHFScB-9) in a sample of 200 adults from the USA with symptomatic HF.less thanbrgreater thanless thanbrgreater thanMethods: Psychometric tests included item and confirmatory factor analyses, convergent and discriminant validity, and internal consistency.less thanbrgreater thanless thanbrgreater thanResults: Item-total correlations ranged from 0.25 to 0.65. Many fit indices for the EHFScB-9 and the four-item consulting behaviors scale reached thresholds of acceptability. As expected, the EHFScB-9 was associated with other measures of HF self-care but not with quality-of-life. Coefficient a was 0.80 for the EHFScB-9 and 0.85 for the consulting behaviors subscale.less thanbrgreater thanless thanbrgreater thanConclusion: The EHFScB-9 was a valid and reliable measure of HF self-care among English-speaking US adults with symptomatic HF.

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Elsevier / SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2013. Vol. 12, no 2, 214-218 p.
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Heart failure, self-care, self-management, psychometrics
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93258DOI: 10.1177/1474515112469316ISI: 000317855800014OAI: diva2:623765

Funding Agencies|American Heart Association|11BGIA7840062|U.S. Office of Research on Womens Health|K12 HD043488-08|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development||

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