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Validation of an instrument to measure exercise of self-care agency.
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PMID:  3671778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and construct validity of Kearney and Fleischer's (1979) Exercise of Self-Care Agency Scale. The Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale (SDLRS) (Guglielmino, 1977) was used to test construct validity. Subjects consisted of 62 post-basic nursing students and 57 adult diabetic patients. The results showed significant correlations between the scales for both groups. However, the relationship was stronger for the student group (r = .505) than for the patient group (r = .302). The Exercise of Self-Control Agency Scale was significantly correlated with all eight factors of the SDLRS for the student group and with only three factors for the patient group. Split-half reliability for the former scale was similar for both groups (r = .78 and .74); test-retest reliability was lower for the patient group (r = .55) than for the student group (r = .76).
S McBride
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-17     Completed Date:  1987-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus / psychology
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Middle Aged
Self Care*
Students, Nursing / psychology

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