Development and validation of the Communicating with Family about Brain Death Scale

Title

Development and validation of the Communicating with Family about Brain Death Scale

Creator

Bresnahan M; Zhuang J

Publisher

Journal Of Health Psychology

Date

2016

Subject

Communication; Family; Tissue and Organ Procurement; adolescent; Adult; Attitudes; brain-dead organ donation; Brain Death/ diagnosis; communicating with family about brain death; Cross-Sectional Studies; decision making; end-of-life decision making; FACTOR analysis; Female; first-person organ donation consent laws; Health Knowledge; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; misconceptions about brain death; Practice; Reproducibility of Results; statistical; Young Adult

Description

This study reports development of a scale assessing communication with family about brain-dead organ donation. Two cross-sectional studies demonstrated scale validity. Tests of internal, external, and predictive validity were conducted using confirmatory factor analysis. In both studies, the same 6 items were shown to be unidimensional with acceptable reliability. Parallelism was shown between the Brain Death Scale and a measure of communication with family. Predictive validity was exhibited between participants' donor status and the Brain Death Scale. The scale was associated with knowledge about brain death confirming misconceptions about brain-dead organ donation.
2016-07

Rights

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Citation List Month

March 2018 List

Issue

7

Volume

21

Collection

Citation

Bresnahan M; Zhuang J, “Development and validation of the Communicating with Family about Brain Death Scale,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 7, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14602.

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