Psychometric evaluation of a Swedish version of Krantz Health Opinion Survey
Petra Svedberg, Bodil Ivarsson, Ulrica G Nilsson, Asa Roxberg, Amir Baigi, David Brunt, Margareta Brannstrom, Bengt Fridlund, Sylvi Persson, Mikael Rask, Carin Alm-Roijer
Centre of Health Care Sciences Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Nursing, Ume? University, Ume?, Sweden.
General Practice and Public Health, Halland County Council, Falkenberg, Sweden.
School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, V?xj?, Sweden.
School of Health Sciences, J?nk?ping University, J?nk?ping, Sweden.
School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
The Faculty of Health and Society, Malm? University, Malm?, Sweden.
University College of Haraldsplass, Bergen, Norway.
DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.23028   PDF    HTML     5,443 Downloads   8,019 Views   Citations


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.

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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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