Validation of the Dutch version of the transplant effects questionnaire in liver transplant recipients

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  • Coby Annema,

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    1. Wenckebach Institute, School of Nursing & Health (FC33), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    2. Graduate School for Health Research (SHARE), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Wenckebach Institute, School of Nursing & Health (FC33), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
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    • Nurse Researcher and Doctoral Candidate.

  • Petrie F. Roodbol,

    1. Wenckebach Institute, School of Nursing & Health (FC33), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 30.001, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
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    • Dean and Professor in Nursing.

  • Roy E. Stewart,

    1. Graduate School for Health Research (SHARE), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Health Sciences, Public Health Section, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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    • Methodologist.

  • Adelita V. Ranchor

    1. Graduate School for Health Research (SHARE), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Health Sciences, Health Psychology Section, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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    • Professor in Health Psychology.


Abstract

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

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