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Adaptation and evaluation of the Family Involvement and Alienation Questionnaire for use in the care of older people, psychiatric care, palliative care and diabetes care
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College;Dalen Hospital.
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College.
Dalarna Universit;Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8682-2045
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 74, no 8, p. 1839-1850Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AimTo adapt the Family Involvement and Alienation Questionnaire (FIAQ) for use in the care of older people, psychiatric care, palliative care and diabetes care and to evaluate its validity and reliability. BackgroundInvolvement in the professional care has proven to be important for family members. However, they have described feelings of alienation in relation to how they experienced the professionals' approach. To explore this issue, a broad instrument that can be used in different care contexts is needed. DesignA psychometric evaluation study, with a cross-sectional design. MethodThe content validity of the FIAQ was evaluated during 2014 by cognitive interviews with 15 family members to adults in different care contexts. Psychometric evaluation was then conducted (2015-2016). A sample of 325 family members participated, 103 of whom in a test-retest evaluation. Both parametric and non-parametric methods were used. ResultsThe content validity revealed that the questionnaire was generally understood and considered to be relevant and retrievable by family members in the contexts of the care of older people, psychiatric care, palliative care and diabetes care. Furthermore, the FIAQ (Revised), demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties in terms of data quality, homogeneity, unidimensionality (factor structure), internal consistency and test-retest reliability. ConclusionThe study provides evidence that the FIAQ (Revised) is reliable and valid for use in further research and in quality assessment in the contexts of the care of older people, psychiatric care, palliative care and diabetes care.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. Vol. 74, no 8, p. 1839-1850
Keywords [en]
care of older people, diabetes care, family involvement, instrument development, nursing, palliative care, psychiatric care, psychometric testing, reliability, validity
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77387DOI: 10.1111/jan.13579ISI: 000438722300010PubMedID: 29603762Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85050029168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77387DiVA, id: diva2:1243204
Available from: 2018-08-30 Created: 2018-08-30 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved

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