J Cardiovasc Nurs 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5.
Brittany Butts, PhD, RN Postdoctoral Trainee, Division of Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Melinda Higgins, PhD Associate Research Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Sandra Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FPCNA Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Carolyn Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN, FAHA Associate Clinical Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Background And Objective
: Since first being published in 2009, the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (AHFKT) has proven a reliable and valid instrument and has been used in multiple studies. Given advances in heart failure (HF) self-care, we proposed to reevaluate the psychometric properties of the AHFKTv2 across these recent studies and update the instrument.Methods
: Demographic, clinical, and baseline AHFKTv2 data from 4 intervention studies in persons with HF were combined for this analysis (N = 284). Read More