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Title: Development and Validation of the Greek version of Self-Care Heart Failure Index (Gr-SCHFI) in Patients with Heart Failure
Authors: Lambrinou, Ekaterini 
Thodi, Maria 
Samara, Anastasia 
Philippou, Katerina 
Paikousis, Lefkios 
Sentouxi, Panayiota 
Filippatos, Gerasimos 
Bistola, Vasiliki 
Parissis, John 
Kyriakou, Martha 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Clinical Medicine
Keywords: Psychometric properties;Self-Care of Heart Failure Index;Heart failure;Self-care;Self-management
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Medical Research Archives, 2022, vol. 10, iss. 11
Volume: 10
Issue: 11
Journal: Medical Research Archives 
Abstract: Background: Self-care of patients with heart failure (HF) is essential for the effective self-management of their disease, especially during the pandemic era. Self-care assessment instruments give the opportunity to Health Professionals to early recognize possible self-care needs and management of patients with HF. Aim: The translation and validation of the Greek version of the instrument “Self-Care of Heart Failure Index’’ (Gr-SCHFI), as well as the investigation of the psychometric properties of the instrument in a Greek-speaking population with HF. Methods: It’s a methodological study of an instrument validation. The psychometric properties of the Greek version of Gr-SCHFI were evaluated through reliability factors (Cronbach’s a and Composite Reliability), reliability of repeat test-retest and validity measures (content validity and concurrent validity). Brislin's (1970) methodology was used to translate the instrument to Greek language. Results: The study involved 176 patients, of whom 138 (78%) were men with an average of 69 years old. Most participants were in the NYHA III category [76 (57%)]. Confirmatory factor analysis showed very good measurements in the criteria: RMSEA = 0.07, CFI = 0.97, GFI = 0.98, AGFI = 0.98, NFI = 0.95, TLI = 0.97. The Cronbach's alpha index and the Composite reliability index had satisfactory internal coherence indicators (Cronbach's alpha 0.80-0.92, and Composite reliability 0.88-0.96, respectively). Conclusions: The Gr-SCHFI scale is a reliable and valid self-care assessment instrument for patients with HF. Self-care is necessary in HF where the evaluation and assessment of the self-care of the specific population is very important along the trajectory of the disease.
ISSN: 23751916
DOI: 10.18103/mra.v10i11.3170
Rights: © European Society of Medicine
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Attikon University Hospital 
Nicosia General Hospital 
American Heart Institute 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 
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