J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2017 Feb;24(1):1-8. 10.7739/jkafn.2017.24.1.1.

Psychometric Properties of the Hypertension Self-Care Behavior Scale for Elders with Hypertension in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. yssong87@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Hypertension Self-Care Behavior Scale for older adults with hypertension in Korea.
METHODS
A cross-sectional descriptive study was used with 196 participants. Translation and back-translation were performed by bilingual nursing professionals and a nutritionist. Reliability and validity such as content validity, construct validity, and concurrent validity were conducted. To evaluate the concurrent validity, the correlation coefficients between the Korean version of Hypertension Self-Care Behavior and concurrent scales (hypertension adherence scale and self-efficacy scale) were calculated.
RESULTS
The total 20 items for the Korean version of the Hypertension Self-Care (HBP-SC) Behavior Scale were retained during item-analysis. In explanatory factor analysis, a two-factor solution was proposed and the two factors named, "˜HBP-SC Diet behavior' and "˜HBP-SC Health behavior (except diet)'. The two factors accounted for 48.9% of the variances. The Korean version of the Hypertension Self-Care Behavior Scale correlated with concurrent variables such as hypertension adherence and self-efficacy. For reliability of the Korean version of the Hypertension Self-Care Behavior, Cronbach's α=.92.
CONCLUSION
Findings show that the Korean version of the Hypertension Self-Care Behavior is reliable and valid for measuring self-care behavior of older adults with hypertension.

Keyword

Hypertension; Aged; Self-care; Adherence; Reliability and validation

MeSH Terms

Adult
Diet
Health Behavior
Humans
Hypertension*
Korea*
Nursing
Nutritionists
Psychometrics*
Reproducibility of Results
Self Care*
Weights and Measures
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