Psychometric development of the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ).

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Source
J Fam Nurs. 2012 Aug;18(3):328-52
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2012
Author
Eydis K Sveinbjarnardottir
Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir
Birgir Hrafnkelsson
Author Affiliation
Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. eydissve@landspitali.is
Source
J Fam Nurs. 2012 Aug;18(3):328-52
Date
Aug-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude to Health
Disease - psychology
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Family - psychology
Family Nursing
Female
Humans
Iceland
Male
Middle Aged
Principal Component Analysis
Psychometrics
Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
Social Support
Abstract
Valid and reliable instruments are needed to measure how family members perceive support from nurses when a family member is experiencing serious illness. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and psychometric testing of a new instrument, the Iceland-Family Perceived Support Questionnaire (ICE-FPSQ). The concepts in the original version of the ICE-FPSQ (suggesting 24 items and 4 categories) were developed from the Calgary Family Intervention Model. In the first phase of the instrument construction, 179 family members answered the original ICE-FPSQ, and 236 answered the questionnaire in the second phase of testing. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) reduced the original questionnaire to 21 items. Cronbach's a = .959 explained 68% of the total variance, with three factors emerging: (a) emotional support (a = .925), (b) recognition of families' strengths (a = .926), and (c) cognitive support (a = .841). Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) resulted in a final version of the questionnaire containing 14 items with total alpha of .961 and two factors: (a) cognitive support (a = .881) and (b) emotional support (a = .952). The instrument measures family's perceptions of support provided by nurses and will be helpful in examining the usefulness of family nursing interventions.
PubMed ID
22821443 View in PubMed
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