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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165298
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MEASUREMENT OF HOPE IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER (AYA)
Author(s):
Phillips, Celeste; Haase, Joan; Monahan, Patrick
Author Details:
Celeste Phillips, MSN, RN, Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Joan Haase, PhD, RN; Patrick Monahan, PhD
Abstract:
Hope is an important influencing factor for successful psychosocial adjustment and hope can potentially enhance resilience and quality of life outcomes in adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA). There are few psychometrically sound instruments designed to measure hope in AYA. Because outcomes for AYA are poorer than for older adults, it is important to have a measure of hope that can be used for across-group comparisons. The purpose of this paper is to report the psychometric properties of the Herth Hope Index (HHI) in AYA. The HHI is widely used with adults; we will report on the psychometric properties based on two studies with AYA. The Adolescent Resilience Model (ARM) guided each of the studies. The HHI was completed by 127 AYA at various stages of treatment and 74 newly diagnosed AYA. ANOVA comparing three age groups (18) on mean HHI scores was not significant at the .05 level for either study. The t test comparing two time-since-diagnosis groups on mean hope score was also not significant for the two studies. Estimates of internal consistency using the Cronbach coefficient were acceptable in both studies based on the suggested criterion level for coefficient alpha of .70 or above. Construct validity was supported with significant correlations (r =.78, -.93) of the HHI with measures of resilience (self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-transcendence) and quality of life (index of well-being). The hypothesized three factor analysis solution of the HHI using varimax rotation was supported with criterion of Eigenvalues > 1; however a two- factor solution had the clearest loadings set at >.30 and explained a greater amount of variance (40%). The results of this study indicate that the HHI is a valid and reliable measure of hope in AYA. In order to make the necessary group comparisons to evaluate outcomes, the HHI may be more appropriate than the one measure often used to evaluate hope in adolescents, the Hinds Adolescent Hope Scale. Advantages of each will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: NIH/NINR R29 NR03882-01A1.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMEASUREMENT OF HOPE IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH CANCER (AYA)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Celesteen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMonahan, Patricken_US
dc.author.detailsCeleste Phillips, MSN, RN, Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Joan Haase, PhD, RN; Patrick Monahan, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165298-
dc.description.abstractHope is an important influencing factor for successful psychosocial adjustment and hope can potentially enhance resilience and quality of life outcomes in adolescents and young adults with cancer (AYA). There are few psychometrically sound instruments designed to measure hope in AYA. Because outcomes for AYA are poorer than for older adults, it is important to have a measure of hope that can be used for across-group comparisons. The purpose of this paper is to report the psychometric properties of the Herth Hope Index (HHI) in AYA. The HHI is widely used with adults; we will report on the psychometric properties based on two studies with AYA. The Adolescent Resilience Model (ARM) guided each of the studies. The HHI was completed by 127 AYA at various stages of treatment and 74 newly diagnosed AYA. ANOVA comparing three age groups (18) on mean HHI scores was not significant at the .05 level for either study. The t test comparing two time-since-diagnosis groups on mean hope score was also not significant for the two studies. Estimates of internal consistency using the Cronbach coefficient were acceptable in both studies based on the suggested criterion level for coefficient alpha of .70 or above. Construct validity was supported with significant correlations (r =.78, -.93) of the HHI with measures of resilience (self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-transcendence) and quality of life (index of well-being). The hypothesized three factor analysis solution of the HHI using varimax rotation was supported with criterion of Eigenvalues > 1; however a two- factor solution had the clearest loadings set at >.30 and explained a greater amount of variance (40%). The results of this study indicate that the HHI is a valid and reliable measure of hope in AYA. In order to make the necessary group comparisons to evaluate outcomes, the HHI may be more appropriate than the one measure often used to evaluate hope in adolescents, the Hinds Adolescent Hope Scale. Advantages of each will be discussed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:16:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:16:02Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: NIH/NINR R29 NR03882-01A1.-
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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