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 contribution||Revalidação do Holistic Comfort Questionnaire – Family para cuidadores de pessoas com doença crónica avançada|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Revista de Enfermagem Referência|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Chronic disease