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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

versão impressa ISSN 0121-0807


CARRILLO GONZALEZ, Gloria Mabel; SANCHEZ HERRARA, Beatriz  e  ELIZABETH, Vargas Rosero. Development and psychometric tests of the "cuidar" instrument - short version for the assessment of the competence for home care. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2016, vol.48, n.2, pp.222-231. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: It is required to have scales that measure competency for home care of patients with chronic illness because they receive excessive guidelines for their care and they face extremely complex therapeutics. Objective: To develop and carry out psychometric tests of the instrument "CUIDAR" shortened version, to assess competition for home care of a person with chronic illness. Method: Cross-sectional study of validation of the abbreviated version of the scale "CUIDAR" facial validity tests and content through expert panel, construct validity with exploratory factor analysis and reliability testing using analysis of internal consistency with Cronbach's alpha were conducted. Results: The "CUIDAR" instrument that measures the competence of caring for a person with chronic illness at home in its abbreviated version consists of 20 items that include six dimensions: knowledge, Singleness or personal care conditions, Instrumental or procedural aspects of care, Minimum welfare conditions, Anticipation or ability to anticipate and the Social interactions or social support network available for the patients care. The instrument stratification included low, medium and high levels of the care competence. The validity with experts showed clarity, consistency, sufficiency and relevance of the tool. Factor analysis confirmed its six components by Varimax rotation with association of the items in the same categories proposed in the original version. Cronbach's alpha was 0.928. Conclusions: The instrument "CUIDAR" short version fully evaluated competing for home care of a person with chronic disease. It demonstrated content validity as well as construct and high internal consistency for its use in the Colombian context.

Palavras-chave : Chronic disease; psychometrics; home health nursing; validity of tests; reproducibility of results.

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