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Revista argentina de cardiología

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MASSON, Walter et al. Evaluation of Psychometric Properties in the Argentine-Adapted Dietary Sodium Restriction Questionnaire in Heart Failure Patients. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2015, vol.83, n.1, pp.21-27. ISSN 1850-3748.

Background: The Dietary Sodium Restriction Questionnaire (DSRQ) is based on the theory of planned behavior. Originally developed in English, this instrument, consisting of three subscales (divided in 16 items evaluating the parameters associated with attitude relative to behavior, the subjective norm and the perceived behavioral control), identifies the factors affecting adherence to low-sodium diet in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Objectives: The purpose of this study was to perform the DSRQ transcultural adaptation into Spanish to be used in Argentina and assess its psychometric properties (validity and reliability). Methods: The transcultural adaptation was done with the recommended methodology (translation, synthesis, revision and back translation). Its validity was explored by principal component structure and factor analysis with factor extraction and Varimax rotation. Reliability was analyzed by internal consistency calculation (Cronbach's alpha) and the item-total scale correlation. Results: Headlines were adjusted and one question only had relevant semantic changes in the transcultural adaptation. A total of 230 CHF patients were included for the psychometric analysis. The proportion of missing data was very low (0.20%). Three factors were extracted from the main component analysis. After Varimax rotation, the items were grouped with the selected factors, matching the three original subscales. In the item-total analysis, no correlation showed a value < 0.30. Global Cronbach's alpha was 0.86 (0.89, 0.71 and 0.89 for the three subscales, of attitude relative to behavior, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control, respectively). Conclusions: We performed for the first time the DSRQ transcultural adaptation into Spanish for its use in Argentina. This version of the instrument showed adequate validity and reliability.

Keywords : Questionnaire; Cross-cultural Adaptaron; Validity; Reliability; Heart Faüure; Low Sodium Diet.

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