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While educational interventions to increase patient motivation to pursue living donor kidney transplant have shown success in increasing living donor kidney transplant rates, there are no validated, theoretically consistent measures of Stage of Change, a measure of readiness to pursue living donor kidney transplant; Decisional Balance, a weighted assessment of living donor kidney transplant’s advantages/disadvantages; and Self-Efficacy, a measure of belief that patients can pursue living donor kidney transplant in difficult circumstances. This study developed and validated measures of these three constructs. In two independent samples of kidney patients (N1 = 279 and N2 = 204), results showed good psychometric properties and support for their use in the assessment of living donor kidney transplant interventions.
Waterman, A. D., Robbins, M. L., Paiva, A. L., Peipert, J. D., Davis, L. A., Hyland, S. S., … Amoyal, N. R. (2015). Measuring kidney patients’ motivation to pursue living donor kidney transplant: Development of Stage of Change, Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy measures. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(2), 210–221. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105313501707
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