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BONILLA IBANEZ, Claudia Patricia  and  GUTIERREZ DE REALES, Edilma. Development and psychometric characteristics of the instrument to evaluate factors that influence adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in persons with a cardiovascular disease risk factor. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.53-62. ISSN 0121-4500.

The design of validated instruments is very relevant insofar as these scales measure and determine phenomena or concepts belonging to this discipline, which makes them important elements of work in those aspects of investigation concerning the care of human health, the object of nursery. This article is about the processes gone through by the psychometric development of an instrument conceived to evaluate factors which influence the adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments in persons with a cardiovascular disease risk factor, in the 2005-2011 period. The way in which the original instrument was designed is described here, including the theoretical basis of its construction and the facial and content validity; also, the evolution regarding the measurements or psychometric tests made with different populations and national contexts; and the application of the instrument on different populations. We review the investigations made to evidence the facial and content validity, the internal consistency and reliability and validity of construct, made by the investigating students on the Master's Degree: Emphasis in the Care for Cardiovascular Health of the Faculty of Nursing of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with whom the psychometric development was processed.

Keywords : Psychometrics; Nursing; Risks Factors; Cardiovascular Diseases; Medication Adherence.

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