Füsun Afşar1, Serpil Kayalı2, Vildan Kesgin2, Taylan Akgün2, Habip Yılmaz3

1Clinic of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Clinic of Cardiology, Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Public Hospitals 1st District, İstanbul Provincial Health Department, İstanbul, Türkiye

Keywords: Heart failure; self-care; surveys and questionnaires; validity; reliability


Objective: Heart failure is a chronic and progressive disease with increasing prevalence and incidence worldwide despite developments in science and technology, and requires follow-up, treatment, and care for many years. Self-care in heart failure is one of the basic subjects in quality of life and the process of disability-free living. The aim of this study was to conduct a validity and reliability study of the Turkish version of the self-care of heart failure index v.2 (SCHFI).

Patients and Methods: The study sample comprised 233 patients who pesented at a training and research hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure, and volunteered to participate in the research. The data were collected using a personal information form and the SCHFI. The SCHFI was translated into the Turkish language, and the internal consistency coefficient and the item-total points reliability coefficient were analyzed for the reliability study. To determine structure validity,exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were performed.

Results: The adaptation of the SCHFI to Turkish culture was found to have high structure validity and internal consistency in the reliability and validity studies.

Conclusion: The self-care of heart failure was concluded that it can be used as a single dimension scale.