CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF “DIABETES EDUCATION PROCESS (DEP)” SCALE

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

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Title CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF “DIABETES EDUCATION PROCESS (DEP)” SCALE
 
Creator Menino, Eva Guilherme
Dixe, Maria dos Anjos Coelho Rodrigues
Louro, Maria Clarisse Carvalho Martins
 
Subject Diabetes Mellitus
Therapeutic Education
Validation Studies
 
Description Nursing interventions in diabetes education are considered relevant in order to achieve proper outcomes. It is important to know what nurses do in this field and for this purpose we need valid and reliable instruments. Objective: To develop and determine the psychometric characteristics of Diabetes Education Process Scale (DEP). Methods: Based on the question “What interventions nurses develop in their practice in diabetes education?", we developed two studies: (a) a qualitative one in order to identify relevant variables to measure in diabetes education; and (b) a quantitative and methodological study of validation of DEP scale. Results: We identified four guidelines in qualitative study through which emerged the relevant variables for the evaluation of therapeutic education. We applied this DEP Scale to a sample of 104 nurses, with an average age of 41.3 years (SD = 8.1). DEP Scale has in its dimensions α values between 0.6720 and 0.834, revealing reasonable internal consistency. The scale revealed also validity characteristics. Conclusion: We concluded that it is important to know nurses practices in order to let emerge their contribution to patient care. For this purpose, we need valid and reliable instruments. DEP Scale proved itself to be valid and reliable, so it can be used to access nurses´ interventions in diabetes education. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/lijhls.2015.11.0112 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2015-07-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/5
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 1 No 1 (2015): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/5/3385
 
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