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Omega (Westport). 2018 Dec;78(2):120-142. doi: 10.1177/0030222816688294. Epub 2017 Jan 16.

Spanish Adaptation of the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD-S) in Nursing Undergraduates.

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1 Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería Gimbernat, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain.
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2 Department of Behavioral Sciences Methods, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.
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3 Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C), Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.
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4 Department of Nursing, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
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5 WeCare Chair: End-of-life Care, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

The Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD) is designed to assess the attitudes of professionals and trainees toward caring for the dying patient and their family members. In this study the main aim is to adapt the FATCOD to a Spanish context (FATCOD-S). In addition, the relations between FATCOD-S, sociodemographic variables, emotional intelligence, and death attitudes have been analyzed. A sample of 669 Spanish nursing students from four Universities responded to a questionnaire. The exploratory factor analysis (EFA) concludes a structure composed of two significant factors. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out. The CFA supported a two-factor model. Students with past experience of death and those who had received training in palliative care scored significantly higher on both factors of the FATCOD-S ( p < 0.01). The FATCOD-S is an effective and valid tool for measuring the attitudes of Spanish nursing students toward caring for patients at the end of life.

KEYWORDS:

FATCOD; confirmatory factor analysis; emotional intelligence; end-of-life attitudes; nursing students

PMID:
28092211
DOI:
10.1177/0030222816688294
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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