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A Psychometric Analysis of the Italian Version of the eHealth Literacy Scale Using Item Response and Classical Test Theory Methods
Background The eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS) is a tool to assess consumers’ comfort and skills in using information technologies for health. Although evidence exists of reliability and constructExpand
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What We Mean When We Talk About Adherence in Respiratory Medicine.
Adequate medication adherence is key for optimal benefit of pharmacological treatments. A wealth of research has been conducted to understand and identify opportunities to intervene to improveExpand
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Advancing methodology in the study of HIV status disclosure: the importance of considering disclosure target and intent.
Disclosure of HIV status has been the focus of three decades of research, which have revealed its complex relations to many behaviors involved in HIV prevention and treatment, and exposed its centralExpand
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Basic emotion profiles in healthy, chronic pain, depressed and PTSD individuals.
OBJECTIVES To compare self-reports of five basic emotions across four samples: healthy, chronic pain, depressed and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and to investigate the extent to which basicExpand
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Identifying patients' beliefs about treatments for chronic low back pain in primary care: a focus group study.
BACKGROUND Current evidence-based guidelines for low back pain (LBP) recommend multiple diverse approaches to treatment and suggest considering patient preferences when formulating a treatment plan.Expand
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The Virtual Care Climate Questionnaire: Development and Validation of a Questionnaire Measuring Perceived Support for Autonomy in a Virtual Care Setting
Background Web-based health behavior change interventions may be more effective if they offer autonomy-supportive communication facilitating the internalization of motivation for health behaviorExpand
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Asthma inhaler adherence determinants in adults: systematic review of observational data
Nonadherence to inhaled medication leads to poor asthma control and increased healthcare utilisation. Many studies exploring adherence determinants have been conducted, but summaries of the evidenceExpand
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Scale validation in applied health research: tutorial for a 6-step R-based psychometrics protocol
ABSTRACT Background: Applied health science research commonly measures concepts via multiple-item tools (scales), such as self-reported questionnaires or observation checklists. They are usuallyExpand
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EuroQol (EQ-5D-5L) Validity in Assessing the Quality of Life in Adults With Asthma: Cross-Sectional Study
Background The EuroQol-5 Dimension (EQ-5D), developed in 1990, is a most widely used generic tool to measure the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and considered suitable for patients withExpand
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The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of ART Adherence in Romanian Young Adults
Developing theory-driven and culturally appropriate support for treatment adherence is critical to positive health outcomes in adolescents and emerging adults living with HIV/AIDS. Romanian youngExpand
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