Self-neglect: development and evaluation of a self-neglect (SN-37) measurement instrument

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dc.contributor.advisor McCarthy, Geraldine en
dc.contributor.author Day, Mary Rose
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-02T14:26:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.date.submitted 2014
dc.identifier.citation Day, M. R. 2014. Self-neglect: development and evaluation of a self-neglect (SN-37) measurement instrument. DNP Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1832
dc.description.abstract Aim: To develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of an instrument for the measurement of self-neglect (SN).Conceptual Framework: An elder self-neglect (ESN) conceptual framework guided the literature review and scale development. The framework has two key dimensions physical/psycho-social and environmental and seven sub dimensions which are representative of the factors that can contribute to intentional and unintentional SN. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional design was adopted to achieve the research aim. The study was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 involved the development of the questionnaire content and structure. Phase 2 focused on establishing the psychometric properties of the instrument. Content validity was established by a panel of 8 experts and piloted with 9 health and social care professionals. The instrument was subsequently posted with a stamped addressed envelope to 566 health and social care professionals who met specific eligibility criteria across the four HSE areas. A total of 341 questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 60% and 305 (50%) completed responses were included in exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Item and factor analyses were performed to elicit the instruments underlying factor structure and establish preliminary construct validity. Findings: Item and factor analyses resulted in a logically coherent, 37 items, five factor solution, explaining 55.6% of the cumulative variance. The factors were labelled: ‘Environment’, ‘Social Networks’, ‘Emotional and Behavioural Liability’, ‘Health Avoidance’ and ‘Self-Determinism’. The factor loadings were >0.40 for all items on each of the five subscales. Preliminary construct validity was supported by findings. Conclusion: The main outcome of this research is a 37 item Self-Neglect (SN-37) measurement instrument that was developed by EFA and underpinned by an ESN conceptual framework. Preliminary psychometric evaluation of the instrument is promising. Future work should be directed at establishing the construct and criterion related validity of the instrument. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2014, Mary Rose Day. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Instrument en
dc.subject Older people en
dc.subject knowledge en
dc.subject Self-neglect en
dc.title Self-neglect: development and evaluation of a self-neglect (SN-37) measurement instrument en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname Doctor of Nursing Practice en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Nursing and Midwifery en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
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dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Summer Conferring 2014


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