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Zhou, Z. and Hu, D. (2008) An Epidemiological Study on the Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation in the Chinese Population of Mainland China. Journal of Epidemiology, 18, 209-216.
https://doi.org/10.2188/jea.JE2008021

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Translation and Validation of the Taiwanese Version of the Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale

    AUTHORS: Pei-Ti Chen, Tase-Jyy Wang

    KEYWORDS: Atrial Fibrillation, Adherence, Self-Efficacy

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.7 No.1, January 13, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Aims and objectives: To translate and validate a Taiwanese version of the Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale (SEAMS). Background: The major barrier in the management of atrial fibrillation is the lack of self-efficacy to medications adherence. Patients’ knowledge of the nature of atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular, cerebrovascular risk factors and anticoagulants is a significant factor affecting individuals’ adherence. However, few instruments have been developed to assess patients’ self-efficacy to medications adherence and none has been translated into Taiwanese. Design: This study used a standard ‘‘forward-backward’’ procedure, which was used to translate SEAMS into Taiwanese language. Reliability was tested for internal consistency. Validity was confirmed by computing a content validity index. Methods: Data collection for this research occurred from October 13, 2015 to October 26, 2016. The sample included atrial fibrillation outpatient. Participants simultaneously completed the Taiwanese version of the Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale (SEAMS-T). A total of 151 individuals completed the questionnaire. Results: Coefficient alpha was 0.931 for atrial fibrillation patients. Conclusions: Findings provide support for the validity of the Taiwanese version of the Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale (SEAMS-T). Relevance to clinical practice: The translation and validation of an instrument evaluating the self-efficacy for medication adherence in atrial fibrillation contribute to assessing the provided educational intervention.