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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159048
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients: Instrument Development
Abstract:
Sexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients: Instrument Development
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Muehrer, Rebecca, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
Contact Telephone:(608) 225-4041
Co-Authors:Dorothy M. Lanuza, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Mary Keller, PhD, RN
Although kidney transplantation usually leads to significant improvements in health status, kidney transplant recipients often experience difficulty with sexual functioning, which adversely affects their quality of life. Yet, sexual concerns of transplant recipients remains under investigated. The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire that measures the sexual concerns of kidney transplant recipients. At this stage of development, the focus was to establish content validity through the use of feedback from panels of experts and computation of the content validity index (CVI). Three expert panels were employed for this aspect of the study. The first panel (n = 6) was comprised of kidney transplant recipients, the second (n = 7) included clinicians working with this patient population, and the third was another group of recipients (n = 19). A preliminary version of the questionnaire, "Sexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients (SCATER)", was developed from prior research and an extensive literature review. This version contained 24 items measuring a broad array of sexual concerns. The expert panels reviewed the preliminary version. Members of each panel completed questionnaires in which they: a) rated the SCATER items on importance and clarity and b) suggested additional concerns. As a result of feedback from the panels, the SCATER was modified to include 47 sexual concerns focusing on health, relationships, sexual responsiveness, and healthcare provider willingness to discuss sexual concerns. Preliminary analysis indicated that the 47-item version of the SCATER has a CVI of .95 for the clinician expert panel and a CVI of .81 for the transplant recipient expert panel. These findings provide evidence of a content valid questionnaire that measures sexual concerns of kidney transplant recipients. Further work on reliability and construct validity is in progress with the goal of making the questionnaire shorter and enhancing ease of use in clinical practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients: Instrument Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159048-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Sexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients: Instrument Development</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Muehrer, Rebecca, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(608) 225-4041</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rjm@medicine.wisc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dorothy M. Lanuza, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Mary Keller, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Although kidney transplantation usually leads to significant improvements in health status, kidney transplant recipients often experience difficulty with sexual functioning, which adversely affects their quality of life. Yet, sexual concerns of transplant recipients remains under investigated. The purpose of this study is to develop a questionnaire that measures the sexual concerns of kidney transplant recipients. At this stage of development, the focus was to establish content validity through the use of feedback from panels of experts and computation of the content validity index (CVI). Three expert panels were employed for this aspect of the study. The first panel (n = 6) was comprised of kidney transplant recipients, the second (n = 7) included clinicians working with this patient population, and the third was another group of recipients (n = 19). A preliminary version of the questionnaire, &quot;Sexual Concerns Among Kidney Transplant Recipients (SCATER)&quot;, was developed from prior research and an extensive literature review. This version contained 24 items measuring a broad array of sexual concerns. The expert panels reviewed the preliminary version. Members of each panel completed questionnaires in which they: a) rated the SCATER items on importance and clarity and b) suggested additional concerns. As a result of feedback from the panels, the SCATER was modified to include 47 sexual concerns focusing on health, relationships, sexual responsiveness, and healthcare provider willingness to discuss sexual concerns. Preliminary analysis indicated that the 47-item version of the SCATER has a CVI of .95 for the clinician expert panel and a CVI of .81 for the transplant recipient expert panel. These findings provide evidence of a content valid questionnaire that measures sexual concerns of kidney transplant recipients. Further work on reliability and construct validity is in progress with the goal of making the questionnaire shorter and enhancing ease of use in clinical practice.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:39:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:39:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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