Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Version of Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised in Hypertension

Huda Salim Al-Noumani, Omar Shawkat Al Omari

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cultural adaptation of Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised is lacking in the Arabs population. This study tested the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised.

METHODS: The study included 199 Omani hypertensive patients. The scale was translated into Arabic. Reliability and construct and convergent validity were examined.

RESULTS: Scale's reliability was α = .93. One factor was identified and explained about 57.5% of the variance. A new modified model with covariance suggested a better model fit. A significant relationship between the scale and Morisky medication adherence scale was found (r = .53, p < .001).

CONCLUSIONS: The Arabic version scale is reliable, valid, and could be applied in the clinical settings to improve medication adherence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)JNM-D-20-00055
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume30
Issue number1
Early online dateSept 13 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 13 2021

Keywords

  • Arabic
  • hypertension
  • medication adherence
  • psychometrics
  • self-efficacy
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing

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