Title

Development of a Screening Instrument of Adherence In Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2006

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study evaluated the initial psychometric properties of the Self Care Inventory-Sickle Cell (SCI-SC), a brief measure of adherence to health behaviors for pediatric sickle cell patients. Ninety-nine parents completed the measure regarding their child's behavior. Factor analysis of the measure yielded three meaningful factors accounting for 64% of the variance in the measure, including General Health Behavior, Sickle Cell Management, and Pain Management. Internal consistency of the SCI-SC was very good at .88. With further validation, the SCI-SC could be a method of evaluating baseline adherence and changes in adherence following an intervention.

Publication Title

Children's Health Care

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

235

Last Page

246