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Heart & Lung
We read with great interest the recently published paper by Dr Lambrinou and colleagues1 entitled “The Greek version of the 9-item European heart failure self-care behaviour scale: A multidimensional or an uni-dimensional scale?” The paper is one of several papers published on the psychometric properties of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) and continues to raise the important questions: (1) Is self-care of heart failure (HF) a multidimensional or an uni-dimensional construct? (2) Is self-care of HF a generalizable construct across countries? (3) Is Cronbach's alpha the best approach to estimate reliability of instruments?
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Vellone, E., Barbaranelli, C., Lee, C. S., & Riegel, B. (2015). Measures of Self-Care in Heart Failure: Issues with Factorial Structure and Reliability. Heart & Lung, 44 (1), 82-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.08.008
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Date Posted: 09 November 2018
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