Evaluating a Revised Self-efficacy Scale for Preoperative Patients

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Nurses conduct preoperative teaching to help patients cope with the adversities of surgery. Self-efficacy can predict an individual's behavior in aversive situations (eg, surgery); therefore, assessing patients' self-efficacy is one way perioperative nurses can plan patient care and help patients through the surgical experience. This study expands on the results of a previous evaluation of a preoperative selfefficacy scale. The content and face validity of the revised 15-item scale used in this study were assessed before the instrument was administered to preoperative patients. Evidence supports the validity of the multidimensional instrument. Internal consistency estimates >.84 support the subscales' reliability. AORN J 62 (Aug 1995) 244-250. © 1995 AORN, Inc.




Oetker-Black, S. L., & Kauth, C. (1995). Evaluating a Revised Self-efficacy Scale for Preoperative Patients. AORN Journal, 62(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-2092(06)63656-9

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