The Perception of Risk of Heart Disease Scale: development and psychometric analysis.

@article{Ammouri2008ThePO,
  title={The Perception of Risk of Heart Disease Scale: development and psychometric analysis.},
  author={Ali Ahmad Ammouri and Geri B Neuberger},
  journal={Journal of nursing measurement},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={83-97}
}
Perception of risk of getting heart disease is an important predictor of individuals' engagement in a healthy lifestyle. This study describes the development and testing of the Perception of Risk of Heart Disease Scale (PRHDS). The 20-item instrument was tested in successive steps with 295 individuals for internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity. The three subscales of dread risk, risk, and unknown risk had internal consistency values ranging from .68 to .80. The… CONTINUE READING