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The construct validity of brief continence self-assessment awareness questionnaires

O`Connell, Bev, Gaskin, Cadeyrn J. and Hawkins, Mary T. 2007, The construct validity of brief continence self-assessment awareness questionnaires, Australian and New Zealand continence journal, vol. 13, no. 3, Spring, pp. 61-65.

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Title The construct validity of brief continence self-assessment awareness questionnaires
Author(s) O`Connell, Bev
Gaskin, Cadeyrn J.
Hawkins, Mary T.
Journal name Australian and New Zealand continence journal
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Season Spring
Start page 61
End page 65
Publisher Cambridge Publishing
Place of publication West Leederville, W.A.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1448-0131
Keyword(s) urinary incontinence
faecal incontinence
self-assessment
health promotion
Summary The aim of this study was to develop brief versions of the continence self-assessment awareness questionnaire (CSAAQ), sensitive to gender-specific experiences of incontinence, and to evaluate their construct validity. Recruitment took place at four Victorian healthcare settings during 2001 and 2002. A total of 431 participants completed the CSAAQ following an appointment or hospital discharge. Factor analyses performed on CSAAQ items demonstrated there were three factors (urinary incontinence symptoms, faecal incontinence symptoms, lifestyle adjustment behaviours) for both women and men. The urinary and faecal items that loaded on their respective factors were different for women and men. Consequently two versions of the CSAAQ were developed; one for males and one for females. Analyses supported the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of the gender specific questionnaires. The brief gender specific CSAAQs could be produced as a single questionnaire with separate sections for female and male specific items. The brief CSAAQs are suitable for use as an incontinence self-assessment questionnaire to increase awareness of individual incontinence issues and to encourage health-seeking behaviours.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Australian and New Zealand continence journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007462

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