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Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2011;32(7):416-23. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2010.551449.

Psychometric properties of a measure of acceptance of long-standing health problems.

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Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4904, USA. pxm9@case.edu

Abstract

Acceptance of chronic illness is important for health promotion and for improving the quality of life of elders with chronic conditions. Thus, a reliable and valid measure of acceptance is needed for this population. Currently available measures of acceptance do not focus specifically on accepting chronic conditions. This study of 176 elders with chronic conditions examined the psychometric properties of an adapted measure of acceptance--the Ideas About Long-Standing Health Problems (IALHP) questionnaire. Although the findings provided beginning evidence for internal reliability and construct validity to support its potential usefulness in elders, further scale development is recommended.

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21736464
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PMC3458696
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10.3109/01612840.2010.551449
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