Psychometric Properties of the Arabic Version of Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised in Hypertension

Huda Salim Al-Noumani*, Omar Al Omari

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: Cultural adaptation of Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised is lacking in the Arab population. This study tested the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Medication Adherence Self-Efficacy Scale-Revised. Methods: The study included 199 Omani hypertensive patients. The scale was translated into Arabic. Reliability and construct and convergent validity were examined. Results: Scale’s reliability was α =.93. One factor was identified and explained about 57.5% of the variance. A new modified model with covariance suggested a better model fit. A significant relationship between the scale and Morisky medication adherence scale was found (r =.53, p <.001). Conclusions: The Arabic version scale is reliable, valid, and could be applied in the clinical settings to improve medication adherence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-123
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2022

Keywords

  • Arabic
  • hypertension
  • medication adherence
  • psychometrics
  • self-efficacy
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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