Validation of the Health Care Communication Questionnaire (HCCQ
) to measure outpatients' experience of communication with hospital staff.
This would offer external evidence of validity if our hypothesis was met, that HCCQ dimensions and SERVQHOS dimensions would be positively related.
To obtain external evidence of validity, bivariate Pearson correlations were computed between scores on each HCCQ dimension and each SERVQHOS dimension, which should have been positively correlated.
The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare pre- and post-intervention adherence data (dialysis attendance, shortened treatments, IDWG, phosphorus, and albumin levels) and HCCQ data.
The five participants who had incomplete data and were dropped from the study were not significantly different from those who remained in the study with respect to sex, ethnicity, race, cause of CKD, education, employment, time since first dialysis treatment, history of transplant, smoking status, baseline HCCQ, and MMSE (all p values were greater than 0.05).
The translation and back-translation procedure used to create the Chinese version of the CCBS was the same as that used for the HCCQ.
The translation and back-translation procedure used to create the Chinese version of the BRSQ-6 was the same as that used for the HCCQ and CCBS.
The IOCQ bears a conceptual similarity to the Family Care Climate Questionnaire (FCCQ) as both were adapted from the HCCQ. The FCCQ's preliminary validation involved 63 patients with congestive heart failure (Clark & Dunbar, 2003).
Discriminant validity will be provided by demonstrating that the IOCQ predicts a separate variance (above and beyond that of HCCQ) in change in autonomy and competence.
After obtaining the author's permission, the FCCQ versions were adapted from the Health-Care Climate questionnaire (HCCQ) (Williams, Grow, et al., 1996), which is a 15-item, self-report instrument measured on Likert-type response scales.
To make the HCCQ relevant to the HF domain, the questions were tailored to family support in managing the recommended lifestyle changes for HF.
Patients completed both the TSRQ to assess their autonomous motivation and the HCCQ
to assess their perceptions of the autonomy-supportiveness of the program staff.