Revalidation of the Holistic Comfort Questionnaire – Family for caregivers of people with advanced chronic disease

Rita Margarida Dourado Marques*, Maria dos Anjos Dixe, Ana Isabel Querido, Patricia Pontifice Sousa

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Abstract

Background: Comfort is essential in nursing practice, so useful and valid assessment tools are required. Objectives: To analyze the psychometric properties of the Holistic Comfort Questionnaire – Family (HCQ-F) for the Portuguese population and assess the level of comfort among caregivers of people with advanced chronic disease. Methodology: A methodological study with a quantitative approach was conducted with 314 caregivers. The psychometric properties were analyzed using descriptive summary measures, item-total correlations, and Cronbach’s alpha. Factor analysis was performed using varimax orthogonal rotation and extraction factors with eigenvalues > 1. Results: The internal consistency and factor analysis of the HCQ-F items resulted in the Holistic Comfort Questionnaire – Caregivers – Portugal (HCQ-C-PT) with 18 items that were distributed by 3 factors: relief, ease, and transcendence (α=.795). Conclusion: Based on validity and reliability results, the HCQ--C-PT proved to be suitable for assessing comfort in caregivers of people with advanced chronic disease.

Translated title of the contributionRevalidação do Holistic Comfort Questionnaire – Family para cuidadores de pessoas com doença crónica avançada
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalRevista de Enfermagem Referência
Volume4
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Chronic disease
  • Comfort

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