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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/10918

Title: Development and Validation of the Self-care Agency Scale for Cancer Patients under Treatment
Authors: Yoshida, Kumiko
Kanda, Kiyoko
Keywords: self-care agency
scale
cancer patients
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2017
Publisher: 北関東医学会
Citation: The Kitakanto medical journal = 北関東医学. 2017, 67(1), p.13-21
Abstract: Purpose/Objectives:This study was aimed at developing a reliable scale for assessing the self-care agency of cancer patients under treatment. Design:A cross-sectional study was performed. M ethods:The study involved patients with cancer who were receiving care on an outpatient basis at 4 hospitals in the Kanto/Shinetsu Districts of Japan. The items of the Self-care Agency Scale for Cancer Patients under Treatment (SAC) were developed using a qualitative study. The main research variables that were analyzed were obtained from a temporary questionnaire, the Self-Care Agency Questionnaire for Patients with Chronic Illness, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy General. After an item analysis,the construct validity was assessed using a confirmatory factor analysis, followed by an analysis of the scale’s reliability and criterion validity. Findings:A convenience sample of 303 cancer patients was utilized. The fitness indices for the scale were as follows: Goodness of Fit Index (GFI)=0.911;Adjusted GFI=0.878. The Cronbach αcoefficient was 0.900. The SAC was developed as a secondary factor model that included 3 factors and 15 items. The results of evaluation using this scale were significantly correlated with those of extermal standards. Conclusions:The SAC’s construct validity, criterion validity, and reliability were all confirmed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/10918
ISSN: 1343-2826
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