Development of a Screening Instrument of Adherence in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
Children’s Health Care
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.
Hilker, K. A.,
Jordan, S. S.,
Jensen, S. A.,
Elkin, T. D.,
Development of a Screening Instrument of Adherence in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease.
Children’s Health Care, 35(3), 235–246.