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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308138
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of the Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship Scale
Author(s):
Hagan, Teresa L.; Donovan, Heidi; Cohen, Susan M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta
Author Details:
Teresa L. Hagan, BSN, tlh42@pitt.edu; Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN; Susan M. Cohen, DSN, APRN, FAAN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Background:  Female cancer survivors are increasingly expected to self-advocate as a means of actively participating in their care and promoting their values and beliefs. The Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship (SACS) Scale was developed to address a lack of measurement tools for self-advocacy within female cancer survivorship research and practice.

Aim: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the multi-step development of the SACS Scale among female cancer survivors.

Method: The process of development and reliability of the SACS Scale will be illustrated in three cumulative phases. 1) Conceptualization and initial item generation consisted of a concept analysis and a focus group study of 13 female cancer survivors. 2) Content validity evaluation consisted of a critical review of the scale items for relevancy and clarity by an 8-person panel of lay cancer survivors and healthcare professionals and was measured using the Content Validity Index; 3) Reliability and feasibility will be evaluated using test-retest and internal consistency reliability measurements and cognitive interviews among 40 female cancer survivors. Reliability measurements include Pearson’s Product Moment Correlations, Cronbach’s alphas, and content analysis, respectively.

Results: 1) The conceptual/measurement model of Self-Advocacy will be presented along with the initial items for the SACS Scale. 2) The Content Validity Index was adequate and modifications were made based on expert feedback. 3) Scale, subscale and item-level performance will be presented. Reliability and feasibility results will be used to modify scale items prior to construct validity testing.

Conclusion: The SACS Scale is a novel, theoretically-based measurement of the unique ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Preliminary evaluations of the SACS Scale provide promising evidence for its utility in identifying female cancer survivors at-risk for low self-advocacy. Future research will test the construct validity of the SACS Scale and guide interventions to improve self-advocacy among at-risk female cancer survivors.

Keywords:
Cancer; Measurement; Advocacy
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.; Associated item in the repository: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/345848

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of the Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship Scaleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHagan, Teresa L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Heidien_GB
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEtaen_GB
dc.author.detailsTeresa L. Hagan, BSN, tlh42@pitt.edu; Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN; Susan M. Cohen, DSN, APRN, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308138-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><p>Background:  Female cancer survivors are increasingly expected to self-advocate as a means of actively participating in their care and promoting their values and beliefs. The Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship (SACS) Scale was developed to address a lack of measurement tools for self-advocacy within female cancer survivorship research and practice.</p><p>Aim: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the multi-step development of the SACS Scale among female cancer survivors. <p>Method: The process of development and reliability of the SACS Scale will be illustrated in three cumulative phases. 1) Conceptualization and initial item generation consisted of a concept analysis and a focus group study of 13 female cancer survivors. 2) Content validity evaluation consisted of a critical review of the scale items for relevancy and clarity by an 8-person panel of lay cancer survivors and healthcare professionals and was measured using the Content Validity Index; 3) Reliability and feasibility will be evaluated using test-retest and internal consistency reliability measurements and cognitive interviews among 40 female cancer survivors. Reliability measurements include Pearson’s Product Moment Correlations, Cronbach’s alphas, and content analysis, respectively. <p>Results: 1) The conceptual/measurement model of Self-Advocacy will be presented along with the initial items for the SACS Scale. 2) The Content Validity Index was adequate and modifications were made based on expert feedback. 3) Scale, subscale and item-level performance will be presented. Reliability and feasibility results will be used to modify scale items prior to construct validity testing. <p>Conclusion: The SACS Scale is a novel, theoretically-based measurement of the unique ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Preliminary evaluations of the SACS Scale provide promising evidence for its utility in identifying female cancer survivors at-risk for low self-advocacy. Future research will test the construct validity of the SACS Scale and guide interventions to improve self-advocacy among at-risk female cancer survivors.en_GB
dc.subjectCanceren_GB
dc.subjectMeasurementen_GB
dc.subjectAdvocacyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:24Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.-
dc.description.noteAssociated item in the repository: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/345848en_US
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