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Psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of Krantz Health Opinion
School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5403-4183
University College of Haraldsplass, Bergen, Norway; School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
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2012 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, Article ID:23138, ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 2, no 3, 4- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of The Krantz Health Opinion Survey (KHOS). A convenience sample of 79 persons (47 men and 32 women) was recruited from The Heart and Lung Patients’ National Association at ten local meeting places in different areas in Sweden. The questionnaire was examined for face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The findings showed that the Swedish version of KHOS is acceptable in terms of face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability over time among 79 individuals >65 years of age and with a cardiac disease. In conclusion, wider evaluations of the psychometric use of KHOS for other populations and settings are recommended.

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2012. Vol. 2, no 3, 4- p.
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Heart Diseases, Consumer Health, Information, Questionnaire, Reliability, Content Validity
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-36095DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.23028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-36095DiVA: diva2:740300
Available from: 2014-08-24 Created: 2014-08-24 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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