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Health-related empowerment in cancer: validity of scales from the health education impact questionnaire

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posted on 2024-06-06, 20:02 authored by E Maunsell, S Lauzier, J Brunet, S Pelletier, RH Osborne, HS Campbell
Empowerment refers to an individual's feelings of being able to manage the challenges of the cancer experience and of having a sense of control over one's life. However, empowerment questionnaires that have been validated for the cancer setting are lacking. The objective of this study was to validate scales from the Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ), which assesses the effects of health education programs among individuals with chronic conditions. The heiQ scales Social integration and support, Health service navigation, Constructive attitudes and approaches, Skill and technique acquisition, and Emotional distress were identified as key dimensions of empowerment for the cancer context.

History

Journal

Cancer

Volume

120

Pagination

3228-3236

Location

Hoboken, NJ

eISSN

1097-0142

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, Wiley-Blackwell

Issue

20

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell