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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159369
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of a measure of preventive skin care beliefs
Abstract:
Development of a measure of preventive skin care beliefs
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:King, Rosemarie
Contact Address:Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2745 N. Pine Grove, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA
Co-Authors:Stacey L. Porter; Victoria L. Champion; Kristin Vertiz
The development of pressure ulcers is a common and serious complication among community-dwelling persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). The purposes of this study were to develop and pilot test a measure of preventive skin care beliefs in persons with SCI. The measure was based on the health belief model (HB) and includes items that assess susceptibility, severity, confidence, benefits, and barriers related to preventive skin care behaviors. Benefits and Barriers scales are specific to the preventive behaviors of wheelchair and bed repositioning, daily skin inspection, and safe sitting time. Two stages of instrument development are described. First, items generated from open-ended interviews of 21 persons with SCI, literature review, and clinical experiences were validated on content by a panel of 10 experts. The readability level of the resulting 133-item, 11 scale questionnaire was 6th grade. Items retained in the measure received >.80 agreement for content relevance and clarity. Second, a pilot study of the questionnaire and a log of skin care behaviors is in progress for 35 subjects. Findings will be reported on: a) amount of time spent and difficulties reported by subjects in completing the questionnaire, b) frequency of performance of skin self-care behaviors, c) internal consistency reliability of each HB scale, and d) correlation coefficients between care behaviors and HB scales. Initial testing indicated that the questionnaire was completed in 30 to 35 minutes. Upon completion of the pilot study, a sample of 355 persons with SCI will be recruited to test construct validity of the revised scales. The final outcome, a reliable and valid measure of skin care beliefs, will be used by clinicians to target interventions that promote adherence to preventive skin care. AN: MN030129
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.titleDevelopment of a measure of preventive skin care beliefsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159369-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of a measure of preventive skin care beliefs </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">King, Rosemarie</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Physical Medicine &amp; Rehabilitation, 2745 N. Pine Grove, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Stacey L. Porter; Victoria L. Champion; Kristin Vertiz </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The development of pressure ulcers is a common and serious complication among community-dwelling persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). The purposes of this study were to develop and pilot test a measure of preventive skin care beliefs in persons with SCI. The measure was based on the health belief model (HB) and includes items that assess susceptibility, severity, confidence, benefits, and barriers related to preventive skin care behaviors. Benefits and Barriers scales are specific to the preventive behaviors of wheelchair and bed repositioning, daily skin inspection, and safe sitting time. Two stages of instrument development are described. First, items generated from open-ended interviews of 21 persons with SCI, literature review, and clinical experiences were validated on content by a panel of 10 experts. The readability level of the resulting 133-item, 11 scale questionnaire was 6th grade. Items retained in the measure received &gt;.80 agreement for content relevance and clarity. Second, a pilot study of the questionnaire and a log of skin care behaviors is in progress for 35 subjects. Findings will be reported on: a) amount of time spent and difficulties reported by subjects in completing the questionnaire, b) frequency of performance of skin self-care behaviors, c) internal consistency reliability of each HB scale, and d) correlation coefficients between care behaviors and HB scales. Initial testing indicated that the questionnaire was completed in 30 to 35 minutes. Upon completion of the pilot study, a sample of 355 persons with SCI will be recruited to test construct validity of the revised scales. The final outcome, a reliable and valid measure of skin care beliefs, will be used by clinicians to target interventions that promote adherence to preventive skin care. AN: MN030129</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:57:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:57:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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