|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2664244||1140629||2015||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• We describe the development of a transition tool for youth with chronic conditions.
• The STARX Questionnaire measures transition readiness and self-management skills.
• The STARX Questionnaire displays good internal consistency and temporal stability.
• The STARX Questionnaire displays a strong, multidimensional factor structure.
• The tool is developmentally sensitive and can guide interventions by age group.
IntroductionThe Self-Management and Transition to Adulthood with Rx = Treatment (STARx) Questionnaire was developed to collect information on self-management and health care transition (HCT) skills, via self-report, in a broad population of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with chronic conditions.MethodsOver several iterations, the STARx questionnaire was created with AYA, family, and health provider input. The development and pilot testing of the STARx Questionnaire took place with the assistance of 1219 AYAs with different chronic health conditions, in multiple institutions and settings over three phases: item development, pilot testing, reliability and factor structuring.ResultsThe three development phases resulted in a final version of the STARx Questionnaire. The exploratory factor analysis of the third version of the 18-item STARx identified six factors that accounted for about 65% of the variance: Medication management, Provider communication, Engagement during appointments, Disease knowledge, Adult health responsibilities, and Resource utilization. Reliability estimates revealed good internal consistency and temporal stability, with the alpha coefficient for the overall scale being .80. The STARx was developmentally sensitive, with older patients scoring significantly higher on nearly every factor than younger patients.ConclusionThe STARx Questionnaire is a reliable, self-report tool with adequate internal consistency, temporal stability, and a strong, multidimensional factor structure. It provides another assessment strategy to measure self-management and transition skills in AYAs with chronic conditions.
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - Volume 30, Issue 5, September–October 2015, Pages 691–699