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Validity and reliability of a Swedish version of the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS): a pilot study
School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden.
Department of Caring Science and Sociology, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden; Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Section of Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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2010 (English)In: Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires, 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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2010. Vol. 20, no 1, p. 16-21
Keywords [en]
Aged, Attitude to Health, Factor Analysis Statistical, Female, Humans, Male, Marriage, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Nursing Assessment, Nursing Evaluation Research, Personal Satisfaction, Pilot Projects, Principal Component Analysis, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Spouses, Translating
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-24511PubMedID: 20301858Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77950464474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-24511DiVA, id: diva2:545161
Available from: 2012-08-17 Created: 2012-08-17 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved

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