Person-Centred Dermatology Self-care Index: a translation and validation study

Kottner, J and Ludwig, W and Bode, T and Cowdell, Fiona and Ersser, S and Blume-Peytavi, U and Lahmann,, N (2019) Person-Centred Dermatology Self-care Index: a translation and validation study. Journal of Wound Care, 28 (9). pp. 566-575. ISSN 0969-0700

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Objective: Self-management is important to successfully managing chronic skin diseases. The Person-Centred Dermatology Self-care Index (PeDeSI) is a self-efficacy theory-based questionnaire tool to measure education and support needs of adults with long-term skin
conditions. The aim of this research was to translate the PeDeSI into German (PeDeSI-G) and to explore the validity of this tool.
Methods: The instrument was translated by five translators working independently. User understanding and relevance were evaluated by nurses, patients and physicians. The translated version was modified and applied in a subsequent validation study. Demographic and other
variables, PeDeSI-G and Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores of dermatological patients were obtained.
Results: PeDeSi-G and DLQI scores were obtained from
100 patients. A conceptually and semantically equivalent German translation of the PeDeSI was developed. There was a statistically significant difference between in- and outpatients (p<0.001). PeDeSI-G scores were most strongly correlated with disease duration and DLQI scores.
Conclusions: Validation results indicate that the PeDeSI-G is able to discriminate between patients with different educational and support needs for this patient group. Newly diagnosed patients and patients admitted to the hospital for the first time might benefit most from the
PeDeSI-G assessment. The PeDeSI-G is a valid tool for assessing and evaluating the support needs of German-speaking patients with chronic skin disease

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
23 August 2019Accepted
23 September 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: health-care education, health-care roles, nurses, patient education, registered nurses
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Fiona Cowdell
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 07:44
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:37

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