Nurse Researcher and Doctoral Candidate.
Validation of the Dutch version of the transplant effects questionnaire in liver transplant recipients
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 203–215, April 2013
How to Cite
Annema, C., Roodbol, P. F., Stewart, R. E. and Ranchor, A. V. (2013), Validation of the Dutch version of the transplant effects questionnaire in liver transplant recipients. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 203–215. doi: 10.1002/nur.21530
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 DEC 2012
- confirmatory factor analysis;
- emotional response;
- organ transplant;
- Transplant Effects Questionnaire
Little is known about the extent to which transplant recipients face emotional problems with the receipt of a transplanted organ. The Transplant Effects Questionnaire (TxEQ) enables the quantification of these problems. This study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Dutch translation of the TxEQ (TxEQ-NL) in a group of liver transplant recipients. Confirmatory factor analyses of the TxEQ-NL revealed an adequate fit with the original version. However, four items showed factor loadings <.40. Internal consistency was acceptable (.66–.79). The small correlations between the TxEQ-NL and generic measures of psychological functioning indicated that the constructs measured are related but distinguishable. Therefore, the TxEQ-NL adds a new dimension to the measurement of psychological functioning of transplant recipients. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36:203–215, 2013