A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Validity Assessment of a Self-Report Instrument: Reducing Risk of Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Treatment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163430
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Validity Assessment of a Self-Report Instrument: Reducing Risk of Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Treatment
Author(s):
Fu, Mei R.; Haber, Judith
Author Details:
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, CNS, Assistant Professor, New York University College of Nursing, New York, New York, USA, email: mf67@nyu.edu; Judith Haber
Abstract:
Purpose: Advances in surgical approaches have showed promising results in decreasing lymphedema occurrence; however about 20-30% of women who undergo breast surgery, removal of lymph nodes and radiation therapy are still at lifetime risk for lymphedema. Lymphedema greatly impacts women's quality of life. Multidisciplinary efforts are essential to effectively control lymphedema development and progression through assessment, diagnosis and preventive interventions. The purpose of this study was to assess content validity of a self-report instrument, Perceived Self-Determination Scale: Reducing Risk of Lymphedema (PSRRL) following breast cancer treatment. Theoretical Framework: The development of PSRRL was based on self-determination (SD) theory that views individuals as active participants in a behavioral change process and emphasizes that perceived SD is essential in initiating and maintaining a healthy behavior. Three intrinsic needs essential for perceived SD include: autonomy (the belief that one's actions are a result of one's own volition), competence (the belief that one is capable of actions leading to the expected outcomes) and relatedness (the sense of being understood, valued and supported). Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A multidisciplinary approach was used to develop PSRRL and to establish content validity. Strategies such as conducting a multidisciplinary literature review and using data from previous multidisciplinary research were employed to identify content domains, generate items, and formulate the instrument. Fourteen experts from five disciplines and patient experts reviewed the items for content validity. Content validity indexes were calculated for the PSRRL. Results: The final version of PSRRL consists of three domains consistent with the SD theory and 28 items designated as valid by the panel of experts. Conclusions and Implications: The instrument will be administered in a pilot study to determine construct validity and reliability. Self-report instruments are important measures to assess specific health related behavioral outcomes. Using a multidisciplinary approach to content validation is essential to ensure that the instrument captures multidisciplinary content domains of a construct.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Multidisciplinary Approach to a Validity Assessment of a Self-Report Instrument: Reducing Risk of Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Treatmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorFu, Mei R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHaber, Judithen_US
dc.author.detailsMei R. Fu, PhD, RN, CNS, Assistant Professor, New York University College of Nursing, New York, New York, USA, email: mf67@nyu.edu; Judith Haberen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163430-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Advances in surgical approaches have showed promising results in decreasing lymphedema occurrence; however about 20-30% of women who undergo breast surgery, removal of lymph nodes and radiation therapy are still at lifetime risk for lymphedema. Lymphedema greatly impacts women's quality of life. Multidisciplinary efforts are essential to effectively control lymphedema development and progression through assessment, diagnosis and preventive interventions. The purpose of this study was to assess content validity of a self-report instrument, Perceived Self-Determination Scale: Reducing Risk of Lymphedema (PSRRL) following breast cancer treatment. Theoretical Framework: The development of PSRRL was based on self-determination (SD) theory that views individuals as active participants in a behavioral change process and emphasizes that perceived SD is essential in initiating and maintaining a healthy behavior. Three intrinsic needs essential for perceived SD include: autonomy (the belief that one's actions are a result of one's own volition), competence (the belief that one is capable of actions leading to the expected outcomes) and relatedness (the sense of being understood, valued and supported). Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): A multidisciplinary approach was used to develop PSRRL and to establish content validity. Strategies such as conducting a multidisciplinary literature review and using data from previous multidisciplinary research were employed to identify content domains, generate items, and formulate the instrument. Fourteen experts from five disciplines and patient experts reviewed the items for content validity. Content validity indexes were calculated for the PSRRL. Results: The final version of PSRRL consists of three domains consistent with the SD theory and 28 items designated as valid by the panel of experts. Conclusions and Implications: The instrument will be administered in a pilot study to determine construct validity and reliability. Self-report instruments are important measures to assess specific health related behavioral outcomes. Using a multidisciplinary approach to content validation is essential to ensure that the instrument captures multidisciplinary content domains of a construct.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:07:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:07:27Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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