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Assessment Instrument for Problem-focused Coping: Reliability test of APC. Part 1.
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Quality improvements, innovations and leadership in health care and social work.
1998 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 18-24Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A new self-report instrument, the Assessment Instrument of Problem-focused Coping (APC) developed from qualitative interviews, is described. This instrument provides knowledge of the patients' own competence in coping with activities of daily living (ADL), the patients' own assessment of what they experience as problems, and the extent to which they are satisfied with their ADL. The purpose of the study was to test the reliability of the instrument with regard to intra-rater reliability and internal consistency. The study group comprised 40 patients with muscular weakness and other symptoms relating to the postpolio syndrome. The result showed an acceptable internal consistency (alpha 0.70), which confirms the construct validity of the instrument. The test-retest showed that the stability over a period of time varied from low to high for a total of 28 items. At the same time, it is evident that the instrument does not achieve the aim of being a good evaluation instrument, because the stability over a period of time was unsatisfactory. The test-retest should be repeated with a larger test group in future research projects.

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1998. Vol. 12, no 1, p. 18-24
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Activities of Daily Living, Adaptation; Psychological, Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Assessment/*methods/*standards, Nursing Methodology Research, Observer Variation, Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome/*psychology/rehabilitation, Problem Solving, Psychometrics, Reproducibility of Results, Time Factors
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-3720PubMedID: 9601442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-3720DiVA, id: diva2:34540
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