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Factor analysis of the Appraisal of Self-care Agency Scale in American adults with diabetes mellitus.
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PMID:  18267996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this methodological secondary data analysis study is to examine the reliability, construct validity, and dimensionality of the Appraisal of Self-care Agency Scale (ASAS) in an American sample of adults with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The sample consisted of 141 insulin-requiring adults with diabetes mellitus recruited from a Diabetes Care Center in the southern United States. The ASAS, along with Hurley's Insulin Management Diabetes Self-efficacy and Insulin Management Diabetes Self-care Scales, was used in the study to determine convergent validity, thus contributing to the construct validity of the ASAS. Other data analysis consisted of internal consistency estimates of reliability, Pearson correlations, and factor analysis. RESULTS: The findings suggest that the ASAS consists of a single substantive dimension and has adequate construct validity and reliability. CONCLUSION: Revision of certain items and conducting further analysis of the scale, prior to its adoption in clinical practice, should be considered.
Valmi D Sousa; Jaclene A Zauszniewski; Richard A Zeller; Jane B Neese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Diabetes educator     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0145-7217     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Educ     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-12     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701401     Medline TA:  Diabetes Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-108     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / rehabilitation*
Health Promotion
Patient Education as Topic
Reproducibility of Results
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Self Care*
United States

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