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CARRILLO, Gloria Mabel; VARGAS ROSERO, Elizabeth  and  GOMEZ RAMIREZ, Olga Janeth. Validation of the Competency Scale for Cancer Patient in-Home Care. Rev Cuid [online]. 2021, vol.12, n.2, e1210.  Epub Oct 01, 2021. ISSN 2216-0973.


Caregiving competencies for cancer patients under treatment are fundamental to achieve an adequate hospital-home transition and health self-management behaviors.


To validate the hypothetical factor structure of the competency scale for in-home care of cancer patients who are undergoing active cancer treatment.


A cross-sectional study instrument validation was conducted with 250 cancer patients under treatment. The confirmatory factor analysis technique was used to determine reliability by using the principal component analysis method, varimax rotation and Cronbach's alpha.


A version of the Competency Scale for Cancer Patient In-Home Care was administered containing 17 items and 5 approaches: learning, anticipating, self-regulating, harmonizing, and supporting. Cronbach's alpha of the scale was 0.764.


The 5-A Competency Scale for Cancer Patient In-Home Care takes up the approaches of the individual and family self-management theory and comprehensively assesses the skills required by cancer patients to facilitate the transition to caregiving self-management at home.

Keywords : Neoplasms; Psychometrics; Home Health Nursing; Self-Management.

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