Scale for Measuring Role Strain in Women With Diabetes: Development and Psychometric Testing of the Chinese Version

This study was conducted from October 2018 to May 2019 and used a cross-sectional design. Based on literature reviews and results of focus groups, a 28-item role strain scale was developed and administered to 519 women with diabetes in Taiwan. Item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, concurrent validity, and reliability testing were used to examine the psychometric characteristics of the scale. Results A 9-item role strain scale including subscales for role guilt and role conflict, supported by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, was produced. High role strain significantly correlated with high depression (r = 0.399, P
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Source Type: research

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