Psychometric evaluation of ‘The 25-item Sex after MI Knowledge Test’ in a Swedish context

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  • Petra Svedberg PhD, RN,

    (Senior Lecturer)
    1. School of Social and Health Sciences Halmstad University, Halmstad
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  • Ingela Johansson PhD, RN,

    (Assistant Professor)
    1. Division of Nursing Sciences, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping
    2. Department of Cardiology, Linköping Heart Centre, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
    3. Faculty of Health Sciences, Molde University College, Molde, Norway
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  • Sylvie Persson PhD, RN,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
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  • Åsa Roxberg PhD, RN,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
    2. University College of Haraldsplass, Bergen, Norway
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  • Bengt Fridlund PhD, RN,

    (Professor)
    1. School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
    2. School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping
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  • Amir Baigi PhD,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. General Practice and Public Health, Halland County Council, Falkenberg
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  • David Brunt PhD, RN,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
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  • Carin Alm Roijer PhD, RN,

    (Senior Lecturer)
    1. The Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö
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  • Dan Malm PhD, RN,

    (Senior Lecturer)
    1. School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping
    2. Department of Cardiology, County Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping
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  • Mikael Rask PhD, RN,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
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  • Ulrica Nilsson PhD, RN,

    (Associate Professor)
    1. Centre of Heath Care Sciences Örebro County Council and School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden
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Petra Svedberg, School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, SE-301 18 Halmstad, Sweden.
E-mail: petra.svedberg@hh.se

Abstract

Scand J Caring Sci; 2012; 26; 203–208

Psychometric evaluation of ‘The 25-item Sex after MI Knowledge Test’ in a Swedish context

The patients’ sexual life after a myocardial infarction is important for his/her quality of life. In spite of this, many patients are in doubt regarding their sex life after a myocardial infarction (MI) and the sexual information received, and counselling from health care providers has been seen to be insufficient. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of ‘The 25-item Sex after MI Knowledge Test’ in a Swedish context. A convenience sample was recruited. The scale was translated into Swedish and completed by 79 former patients from The Heart and Lung Patients’ National Association on two occasions, with an interval of 2 weeks. The scale was tested for face and content validity, internal consistency and test–retest reliability. The result in this study indicates that the instrument has good face and content validity and displayed a moderate internal consistency (alpha 0.61). The instrument showed some level of instability in test–retest reliability with 60% of the items presenting moderate or strong agreement between the test and retest. Further studies that use this instrument in larger and more diverse samples are thus needed.

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