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Psychometric Evaluation of a New Instrument in Spanish to Measure Self-Care Requisites in Patients With Schizophrenia
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 93–101, April 2014
How to Cite
Roldán-Merino, J., Lluch-Canut, T., Menarguez-Alcaina, M., Foix-Sanjuan, A., Haro Abad, J. M. and QuestERA Working Group (2014), Psychometric Evaluation of a New Instrument in Spanish to Measure Self-Care Requisites in Patients With Schizophrenia. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50: 93–101. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12026
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 6 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 27 DEC 2012
- National Institute of Health Carlos III–Fund for Health Research (ISCIII–FIS). Grant Number: PI051587
- Orem's nursing theory;
- psychometric properties;
- self-care assessment;
- self-care requirements
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a new instrument in Spanish designed to measure self-care requisites in patients with schizophrenia treated in the community.
Design and Methods
The first phase was conducted to develop the questionnaire through a panel of experts and evaluate for content validity. Psychometric evaluation was then conducted with a consecutive sample of 341 patients.
The scale demonstrated good internal consistency and stability over time. The discriminant and convergent validity was satisfactory. The confirmatory factor analysis showed that the theoretical model fits the self-care requisites proposed by Orem's nursing theory from which it originated.
This scale is a valid and reliable instrument for use in clinical practice, guiding the nurse in developing the most appropriate care plan for each patient.