Development of a Valid and Reliable Diabetes Empowerment Scale: An Iranian Version

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A Tol 1 , GR Sharifirad 2 , AG Pourreza 2 , A Rahimi 3 , * , D Shojaeezadeh 2 , MR Mohajeritehrani 2 , F Alhani 2

1 Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

How to Cite: Tol A, Sharifirad G, Pourreza A, Rahimi A, Shojaeezadeh D, et al. Development of a Valid and Reliable Diabetes Empowerment Scale: An Iranian Version, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 14(5):305-308.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 14 (5); 305-308
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: November 10, 2011
Accepted: January 30, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Patient empowerment can enhance the outcomes of care such as metabolic control as well as quality of their life. This study evaluates the Iranian version for development of a valid and reliable diabetes empowerment scale.

 

Methods: Validity and reliability of Iranian version of Diabetes Empowerment Scale (DES-LF) were measured through a cross-sectional study. DES-LF was evaluated through a qualitative and quantitative study by 160 type 2 diabetic patients.

 

Results: Reliability and validity of the scale and its 3 subscales, namely, managing the psychosocial aspects of diabetes (a=0.94), assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change (a=0.96), and setting and achieving diabetes goals (a=0.96) were approved by a psychometric analysis.

 

Conclusion: Findings approved the reliability and validity of the Iranian version of DES-LF for patient education and psychosocial interventions among Iranian people with type 2 diabetes.

Keywords

Empowerment Type 2 diabetes Reliability Validity Iran

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