Development and evaluation of an instrument to measure reasoning about managing asthma in older school-age children and adolescents

Eileen K Kintner, Gwendolyn Cook, Lakisha Hull, Linda Meeder

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Background and Purpose: This article describes development and evaluation of a 4-scenario instrument designed to measure reasoning abilities for managing asthma symptoms. Methods: Existing literature informed creation of a reasoning template and the reasoning scenarios. Think-aloud interviews appraised scenario functionality. Experts assessed content validity. Data from 2 groups of students with asthma aged 9-15 years (N 5 132 and 307) were used to evaluate psychometric properties. Results: The scenarios were deemed functional, content was relevant, and readability was age/grade appropriate. Cronbach's alpha was 0.79. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated a single component solution and revealed a good fit. Concurrent validity was established using correlations with asthma knowledge. Conclusion: The instrument could be used to assess reasoning about symptom management and to evaluate educational interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-377
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Aptitude
Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
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Students

Keywords

  • Content validity
  • Decision-making
  • Health counseling
  • Health education
  • Instrument development
  • Problem-solving

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  • Nursing(all)

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Development and evaluation of an instrument to measure reasoning about managing asthma in older school-age children and adolescents. / Kintner, Eileen K; Cook, Gwendolyn; Hull, Lakisha; Meeder, Linda.

In: Journal of Nursing Measurement, Vol. 21, No. 3, 01.01.2019, p. 360-377.

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Kintner, Eileen K ; Cook, Gwendolyn ; Hull, Lakisha ; Meeder, Linda. / Development and evaluation of an instrument to measure reasoning about managing asthma in older school-age children and adolescents. In: Journal of Nursing Measurement. 2019 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 360-377.
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