Development of the reliability of the self-advocacy in cancer survivorship scale

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/345848
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Research Study
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Development of the reliability of the self-advocacy in cancer survivorship scale
Author(s):
Hagan, Teresa L.; Cohen, Susan M.; Rosenzweig, Margaret; Stone, Clement; Zorn, Kristin; Donovan, Heidi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta
Author Details:
Teresa L. Hagan, BSN, tlh42@pitt.edu; Susan Cohen, DSN, APRN, FAAN, cohensu@pitt.edu; Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, mros@pitt.edu; Clement Stone, PhD, cas@pitt.edu; Kristin Zorn, MD, kkzorn@uams.edu; Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN, donovanh@pitt.edu
Abstract:

Introduction: Despite being a critical part of cancer care, the ability of cancer survivors to advocate for their needs does not yet have a valid, reliable measure by which to assess how well patients are able to overcome the challenges of cancer. The FSACS Scale is a new measurement tool designed to address the lack of a reliable, valid measure of self-advocacy specific to female cancer survivors. The scale was derived from the scientific literature and a focus group study demonstrating the unique and distinct ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Pilot work has previously demonstrated the content validity of the scale’s three dimensions: “application of information”, “mindful non-adherence”, and “connected strength”.

 

Aim: This purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability of the Female Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship (FSACS) Scale among a sample of adult female cancer survivors. Forty women with a history of an adult diagnosis of cancer will be recruited from cancer clinics and advocacy organizations.

 

Material & Methods: A repeated-measures design with baseline and 2-week measures will be used. Participants completed the FSACS Scale, related measures, and cognitive interviews at baseline. The FSACS Scale was completed at the 2-week follow-up. Reliability was measured using Cronbach’s alpha for summary scores and item-total correlations. Test-retest reliability was calculated using Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation. Cognitive interviews and feasibility were reviewed and changes made to the scale. Results will guide a future construct validation study.

 

Results:  Preliminary evaluations show that the FSACS Scale test-retest reliability is strong (r = 0.94), indicating that the scale is stable across time points. The scale’s internal consistency demonstrates a strong degree of common variance among items (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.92 for the full scale). Feasibility and acceptability of completing the FSACS Scale was reported to be high by participants.

 

Conclusion: The FSACS Scale is a novel, theoretically-based measurement of the unique ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Preliminary evaluations of the FSACS Scale provided promising evidence of the reliability of the item responses. Reliability and feedback results will be used to modify scale items prior to construct validity testing. 

Keywords:
self-advocacy; instrumentation; Women's Health; oncology; empowerment
Repository Posting Date:
2-Mar-2015
Date of Publication:
2-Mar-2015
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Conference
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International; The Harry L. Crisp, II and Rosemary Berkel Crisp Foundation
Description:
Sigma Theta Tau International - Rosemary Berkel Crisp; NINR F31NR014066; Oncology Nursing Foundation Doctoral Student Award recipient.
Note:
The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.; Associated item in the repository: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/308138; 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
dc.typeResearch Studyen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleDevelopment of the reliability of the self-advocacy in cancer survivorship scaleen_US
dc.contributor.authorHagan, Teresa L.-
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Susan M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenzweig, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorStone, Clementen
dc.contributor.authorZorn, Kristinen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Heidien_US
dc.contributor.departmentEtaen
dc.author.detailsTeresa L. Hagan, BSN, tlh42@pitt.edu; Susan Cohen, DSN, APRN, FAAN, cohensu@pitt.edu; Margaret Rosenzweig, PhD, CRNP-C, AOCN, mros@pitt.edu; Clement Stone, PhD, cas@pitt.edu; Kristin Zorn, MD, kkzorn@uams.edu; Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN, donovanh@pitt.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/345848-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Introduction: </strong>Despite being a critical part of cancer care, the ability of cancer survivors to advocate for their needs does not yet have a valid, reliable measure by which to assess how well patients are able to overcome the challenges of cancer. The FSACS Scale is a new measurement tool designed to address the lack of a reliable, valid measure of self-advocacy specific to female cancer survivors. The scale was derived from the scientific literature and a focus group study demonstrating the unique and distinct ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Pilot work has previously demonstrated the content validity of the scale’s three dimensions: “application of information”, “mindful non-adherence”, and “connected strength”.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Aim</strong>: This purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability of the Female Self-Advocacy in Cancer Survivorship (FSACS) Scale among a sample of adult female cancer survivors. Forty women with a history of an adult diagnosis of cancer will be recruited from cancer clinics and advocacy organizations.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Material & Methods: </strong>A repeated-measures design with baseline and 2-week measures will be used. Participants completed the FSACS Scale, related measures, and cognitive interviews at baseline. The FSACS Scale was completed at the 2-week follow-up. Reliability was measured using Cronbach’s alpha for summary scores and item-total correlations. Test-retest reliability was calculated using Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation. Cognitive interviews and feasibility were reviewed and changes made to the scale. Results will guide a future construct validation study.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Results</strong>:  Preliminary evaluations show that the FSACS Scale test-retest reliability is strong (<em>r</em> = 0.94), indicating that the scale is stable across time points. The scale’s internal consistency demonstrates a strong degree of common variance among items (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.92 for the full scale). Feasibility and acceptability of completing the FSACS Scale was reported to be high by participants.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong>: The FSACS Scale is a novel, theoretically-based measurement of the unique ways in which female cancer survivors self-advocate. Preliminary evaluations of the FSACS Scale provided promising evidence of the reliability of the item responses. Reliability and feedback results will be used to modify scale items prior to construct validity testing. </p>en_GB
dc.subjectself-advocacyen_GB
dc.subjectinstrumentationen_GB
dc.subjectWomen's Healthen_GB
dc.subjectoncologyen_GB
dc.subjectempowermenten_GB
dc.date.available2015-03-02T18:51:27Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-02-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-02T18:51:27Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conferenceen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, INen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Harry L. Crisp, II and Rosemary Berkel Crisp Foundationen_US
dc.descriptionSigma Theta Tau International - Rosemary Berkel Crisp; NINR F31NR014066; Oncology Nursing Foundation Doctoral Student Award recipient.en_US
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.en
dc.description.noteAssociated item in the repository: http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/308138en_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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