Development of a form to assess the self-care competence of the person with a tracheostomy

Sílvia Maria Moreira Queirós*, Célia Samarina Vilaça de Brito Santos, Maria Alice Correia de Brito, Igor Emanuel Soares Pinto

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Abstract

Background: The development of the self-care competence in the person with a tracheostomy is described as a key driver for a healthy transition to life with a tracheostomy. An instrument for assessing the self-care competence of the person with a tracheostomy contributes to nurses’ decision-making and promotes the quality of care. Objectives: To develop a tool for assessing the self-care competence of the person with a tracheostomy. Methodology: A methodological study was conducted. Content validity was obtained through the judgment of experts, with a focus group methodology. Reliability was assessed using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. The instrument was applied to a sample of 80 participants, using a non-probability convenience sampling technique. Results: The study resulted in a form with 39 indicators, divided into 6 areas, which showed good internal consistency (alpha = 0.89) and recognised content validity. Conclusion: The final version of the form is applicable, and has the potential to be used in future studies on its validity.

Translated title of the contributionNélio mendonça Construção do formulário de avaliação da competência de autocuidado na pessoa com ostomia de ventilação
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Enfermagem Referencia
Volume4
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Nursing care
  • Ostomy
  • Self-care
  • Tracheostomy

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