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Assessment of proximal outcomes of self-management programs : translation and psychometric evaluation of a German version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQtm)

Schuler, Michael, Musekamp, Gunda, Faller, Hermann, Ehlebrachet-Konig, Inge, Gutenbrunner, Christoph, Kirchhof, Roland, Bengel, Jurgen, Nolte, Sandra, Osborne, Richard H. and Schwarze, Monika 2013, Assessment of proximal outcomes of self-management programs : translation and psychometric evaluation of a German version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQtm), Quality of life research, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1391-1403.

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Title Assessment of proximal outcomes of self-management programs : translation and psychometric evaluation of a German version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQtm)
Author(s) Schuler, Michael
Musekamp, Gunda
Faller, Hermann
Ehlebrachet-Konig, Inge
Gutenbrunner, Christoph
Kirchhof, Roland
Bengel, Jurgen
Nolte, Sandra
Osborne, Richard H.
Schwarze, Monika
Journal name Quality of life research
Volume number 22
Issue number 6
Start page 1391
End page 1403
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013-08
ISSN 0962-9343
1573-2649
Keyword(s) self-management
assessment
chronic disease
translation
validation
Summary Purpose This paper describes the translation, cultural adaption, and psychometric evaluation of a German version of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ™), a widely used generic instrument assessing a wide range of proximal outcomes of self-management programs.

Methods The translation was carried out according to international standards and included forward and backward translations. Comprehensibility and content validity were tested using cognitive interviews with 10 rehabilitation inpatients. Psychometric properties were examined in rehabilitation inpatients (n = 1,202) with a range of chronic conditions. Factorial validity was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis; concurrent validity was explored by correlations with comparator scales.

Results The items of the German heiQ™ were well understood by rehabilitation inpatients. The structure of the eight heiQ™ scales was replicated after minor adjustment. heiQ™ scales had higher correlations with comparator scales with similar constructs, particularly mental health concepts than with physical health. Moreover, all heiQ™ scales differentiated between individuals across different levels of depression.

Conclusion The German heiQ™ is comprehensible for German-speaking patients suffering from different types of chronic conditions; it assesses relevant outcomes of self-management programs in a reliable and valid manner. Further studies involving its practical application are warranted.
Language eng
Field of Research 111717 Primary Health Care
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052480

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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