Validity and reliability of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behavior Scale among adults from the United States with symptomatic heart failure

Christopher Lee, Karen Lyons, Jill Gelow, James Mudd, Shirin O. Hiatt, Thuan Nguyen, Tiny Jaarsma

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Abstract

Background: Heart failure (HF) self-care is an important component of disease management and the focus of many interventions. Aim: 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. Methods: Psychometric tests included item and confirmatory factor analyses, convergent and discriminant validity, and internal consistency. Results: 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 α was 0.80 for the EHFScB-9 and 0.85 for the consulting behaviors subscale. Conclusion: The EHFScB-9 was a valid and reliable measure of HF self-care among English-speaking US adults with symptomatic HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Self Care
Reproducibility of Results
Heart Failure
Disease Management
Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Quality of Life

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • psychometrics
  • self-care
  • self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Medical–Surgical

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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. / Lee, Christopher; Lyons, Karen; Gelow, Jill; Mudd, James; Hiatt, Shirin O.; Nguyen, Thuan; Jaarsma, Tiny.

In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Vol. 12, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 214-218.

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