OJN  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of Krantz Health Opinion Survey
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of The Krantz Health Opinion Survey (KHOS). A convenience sample of 79 persons (47 men and 32 women) was recruited from The Heart and Lung Patients’ National Association at ten local meeting places in different areas in Sweden. The questionnaire was examined for face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability. The findings showed that the Swedish version of KHOS is acceptable in terms of face and content validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability over time among 79 individuals >65 years of age and with a cardiac disease. In conclusion, wider evaluations of the psychometric use of KHOS for other populations and settings are recommended.

Cite this paper
Svedberg, P. , Ivarsson, B. , Nilsson, U. , Roxberg, A. , Baigi, A. , Brunt, D. , Brannstrom, M. , Fridlund, B. , Persson, S. , Rask, M. and Alm-Roijer, C. (2012) Psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of Krantz Health Opinion Survey. Open Journal of Nursing, 2, 181-187. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2012.23028.
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