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VELANDIA ARIAS, ANITA  and  RIVERA ALVAREZ, LUZ NELLY. Scale reliability "Self-care Agency Appreciation" (SAA), second version in Spanish, adapted for the Colombian population. av.enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.1, pp.38-47. ISSN 0121-4500.

Purpose: To establish the scale reliability "Self-care Agency Appreciation" (SAA) of Evers and Isenberg, second version in Spanish, and to describe the capacity of self-care agency among people with cardiovascular factor risks who attend the out-patient chronic patients program service of a hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. Method: descriptive design with a quantitative approach that enabled us to evaluate the self-care agency capacity in a sample of 201 patients with cardiovascular risk factors who attended the chronic patients program of a hospital in Bogotá, through the use of the SAA scale, second version in Spanish. Reliability was measured thru this scale by calculating the alfa-Cronbach's reliability coefficient value. Results: it was found that 35,8% of the participants had a good self-care agency capability and 62,6%, an average one. The alfa-Cronbach's reliability coefficient was applied to the SAA scale and a value of 0,744 was obtained. Conclusions: A difference of 0,026 is observed below the value reported in the reliability measure of the SAA scale carried out by doctor Gallegos, first version in Spanish, within a Mexican context; these results mean that the 24 items of the scale analyzed measure the same concept and therefore one concludes that the instrument has internal consistency.

Keywords : Selfcare; Nursing; Nursign theory; Nursing care; Education Nursing; Public Health Nursing; Nursing Research.

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