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Further investigation of the psychometric properties of the Insulin Treatment Appraisal Scale among insulin-using and non-insulin-using adults with type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES-Australia

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posted on 01.01.2014, 00:00 authored by Elizabeth Holmes-TruscottElizabeth Holmes-Truscott, F Pouwer, Jane SpeightJane Speight
Negative attitudes towards insulin are commonly reported by people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and can act as a barrier to timely insulin initiation. The Insulin Treatment Appraisal Scale (ITAS) is a widely used 20-item measure of attitudes towards insulin. While designed for completion by both insulin using and non-insulin using adults with T2DM, its psychometric properties have not been investigated separately for these groups. Furthermore, the total score is routinely reported in preference to the published two-factor structure (negative/positive appraisals). Further psychometric validation of the ITAS is required to examine its properties.

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Journal

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Volume

12

Issue

1

Article number

87

Pagination

1 - 9

Publisher

BioMed Central

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1477-7525

Language

eng

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C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2014, BioMed Central