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Validity and reliability of a Swedish version of the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS): a pilot study
Växjö University, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö, Sweden.
Växjö University, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö, Sweden.
Växjö University, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö, Sweden.
Växjö University, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0017-5188
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2010 (English)In: Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing, ISSN 0843-6096, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 16-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: There is a need for a short and easily administered scale, in the Swedish language, for assessing partner relationships in the health care of persons with cardiac disease. PURPOSE: To establish the reliability and validity of the Swedish version of the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS). DESIGN: The present pilot study has a methodological design. FINDINGS: Content validity has been tested for relevance, clarity and readability. The scale was tested for construct validity with explorative factor analysis. The reliability was tested by internal consistency and test-retest analysis. The result showed a two-factor solution, which does not correspond to the original proposed one-factor solution. The factor analyses revealed two quite distinct factors of RAS, labelled "Relationship built on expectations and satisfaction of needs" and "Relationship built on love and devotion". CONCLUSIONS: The scale has satisfactory psychometric properties in terms of content validity, construct validity, homogeneity and stability in a population of persons with cardiac disease. Wider evaluations of the RAS for other populations and settings are recommended.

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Ottawa: Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses , 2010. Vol. 20, no 1, p. 16-21
Keywords [en]
aged, article, attitude to health, factorial analysis, female, heart infarction, human, language, male, marriage, methodology, middle aged, nursing assessment, nursing evaluation research, pilot study, principal component analysis, psychological aspect, psychometry, questionnaire, satisfaction, spouse, standard, validation study, attitude to health, factor analysis, statistical, myocardial infarction, personal satisfaction, pilot projects, psychometrics, translating
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Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4841PubMedID: 20301858Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77950464474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4841DiVA, id: diva2:325134
Available from: 2010-06-17 Created: 2010-06-17 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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