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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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LEIVA DIAZ, Viriam et al. Validation of appearance, content and internal consistency of the scale Appraisal of Self-care Agency (ASA) to Costa Rica, second versión in Spanish. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2015, n.29, pp.63-78. ISSN 1409-4568.


This paper presents the results of the validation process of appearance, content and internal consistency that was submitted the second versión in Spanish of the ASA scale Costa Rican population.


It is a descriptive, cross-sectional non-experimental and psychometric study with a quantitative approach, design, conducted with a sample of 211 people at the stage of early, middle and late adulthood, according to your health condition and healthy known or diagnosed disease chronic.


The investigation determined that the factor analysis with the application of statistical methods, testing Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) resulting in 0.79, showed the feasibility of the scale, which measured variables with a common variance factors Total 64.14%.


Factor analysis showed seven factorial axes, appropriate values obtained demonstrate the validity of the same reflecting that is able to measure what it claims.

Keywords : appearance-validation; content-validation; internal-consistency.

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