Next Article in Journal
Effectiveness and Challenges in Local Self-Governance: Multifunctional Autonomy in Japan
Previous Article in Journal
Association of P10L Polymorphism in Melanopsin Gene with Chronic Insomnia in Mexicans
Article

Psychometric Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

1
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
2
Faculty of Health, Camilo Jose Cela University, 28692 Madrid, Spain
3
Facultad de Enfermería y Rehabilitación, Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá 53753, Colombia
4
Faculty of Legal and Social Science, La Rioja University, 26004 La Rioja, Spain
5
La Rioja Health Care System, 26001 La Rioja, Spain
6
Department of Cardiology, Costa del Sol Hospital, 29603 Malaga, Spain
7
Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28029 Madrid, Spain
8
National Centre of Epidemiology and CIBERNED, Carlos III Institute of Health, 28029 Madrid, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(2), 572; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020572
Received: 1 December 2020 / Revised: 18 December 2020 / Accepted: 1 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Self-Efficacy and Self-Management of Chronic Diseases)
It is necessary to develop self-reported instruments that evaluate the process of living with chronic heart failure (HF) holistically. The Living with Chronic Illness Scale—HF (LW-CI-HF) is the only available tool to evaluate how patients are living with HF. The aim is to analyse the psychometric properties of the LW-CI scale in the HF population. An international, cross-sectional validation study was carried out in 603 patients living with HF from Spain and Colombia. The variables measured were living with HF, perceived social support, satisfaction with life, quality of life and global impression of severity. The LW-CI-HF scale presented good data quality and acceptability. All domains showed high internal consistency with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient ≥ 0.7. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the total score was satisfactory (0.9) in test–retest reliability. The LW-CI-HF correlated 0.7 with social support and quality of life measures. Standard error of measurement was 6.5 for total scale. The LW-CI-HF scale is feasible, reliable and valid. However, results should be taken with caution in order to be used in clinical practice to evaluate the complex process of living with HF. Further research is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: chronic illness; chronic heart failure; psychometric properties; self-reported outcome; instrument chronic illness; chronic heart failure; psychometric properties; self-reported outcome; instrument
MDPI and ACS Style

Ambrosio, L.; Perez-Manchon, D.; Carvajal-Carrascal, G.; Fuentes-Ramirez, A.; Caparros, N.; Ruiz de Ocenda, M.I.; Timonet, E.; Navarta-Sanchez, M.V.; Rodriguez-Blazquez, C. Psychometric Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 572. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020572

AMA Style

Ambrosio L, Perez-Manchon D, Carvajal-Carrascal G, Fuentes-Ramirez A, Caparros N, Ruiz de Ocenda MI, Timonet E, Navarta-Sanchez MV, Rodriguez-Blazquez C. Psychometric Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(2):572. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020572

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ambrosio, Leire, David Perez-Manchon, Gloria Carvajal-Carrascal, Alejandra Fuentes-Ramirez, Neus Caparros, Manuel I. Ruiz de Ocenda, Eva Timonet, Maria V. Navarta-Sanchez, and Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez. 2021. "Psychometric Validation of the Living with Chronic Illness Scale in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 2: 572. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020572

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop