A social-ecologic approach to assessing support for disease self-management: The chronic illness resources survey

Citation
Re. Glasgow et al., A social-ecologic approach to assessing support for disease self-management: The chronic illness resources survey, J BEHAV MED, 23(6), 2000, pp. 559-583
Citations number
47
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
0160-7715 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
559 - 583
Database
ISI
SICI code
0160-7715(200012)23:6<559:ASATAS>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
We report on the development and validation of an instrument to assess supp ort and resources for chronic illness management (the Chronic Illness Resou rces Survey; CIRS). The 64-item full instrument and the 29-item Brief CIRS are based on a social-ecologic model, designed to apply across chronic dise ases, and assess support and resources at each of seven levels (e.g., famil y and friends, physician and health care team, neighborhood/community). A p rospective evaluation with 123 patients having heart disease, arthritis, di abetes, and/or COPD revealed that the overall instrument, as well as subsca les and the brief instrument, had acceptable internal consistency, moderate to high test-retest reliability good construct validity, and moderate conc urrent and prospective criterion validity. We discuss potential uses of the CIRS for assessment, feedback, tailoring intervention, and evaluation and make recommendations for future research.