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Reliability and practical aspects of the disease impact measure on hypertensive patients

Renata Bigatti Bellizzotti Pavan, Kátia Melissa Padilha, Simey de Lima Lopes Rodrigues, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, Maria Cecília Jayme Bueno Gallani
2013 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, the ceiling and floor effects and the reliability of the Instrument to Measure the Impact of Coronary Disease on Patient's Daily Life (IDCV) when applied to hypertensive patients. METHOD: one hundred and thirty seven hypertensive outpatients were interviewed, using questionnaires to collect sociodemographic and clinical data, followed by the IDCV. Reliability was assessed according to the temporal stability and internal consistency
more » ... onsistency criteria. RESULTS: the IDCV was applied in 8.0 (±3.0) minutes with 100% of the items answered. A ceiling effect of 31.4% was observed in the domain Adjustment to the Disease. The stability measure was observed for the total score and for all domains. There was evidence of internal consistency of the total IDCV (α=0.83) and the domains Physical Impact of the Disease - Symptoms (α=0.78) and Social and Emotional Impact of the Disease (α=0.74). CONCLUSION: the IDCV is an instrument of easy use and its reliability among hypertensive patients is evidenced. The domain Adjustment to the Disease, however, should be reviewed in further studies.
doi:10.1590/0104-1169.2900.2362 pmid:24271322 fatcat:rlnqsbfouvfhdldmfmsoiyemwa