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Translation, adaptation, and validation of the Self-efficacy in Palliative Care scale (SEPC) for use in Swedish healthcare settings
Center for Collaborative Palliative Care, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4300-6229
Center for Collaborative Palliative Care, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1728-5722
Center for Collaborative Palliative Care, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2008-0744
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1688-8991
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2022 (English)In: BMC Palliative Care, E-ISSN 1472-684X, Vol. 21, no 1, article id 48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: One challenge for healthcare professionals when delivering palliative care can be their lack of confidence. The Self-efficacy in Palliative Care Scale (SEPC) is considered a valid and reliable assessment scale to evaluate confidence when delivering palliative care. Currently, there is not a reliable instrument aimed to measure healthcare professionals’ confidence in palliative care in Swedish. Therefore, this study aimed to translate, culturally adapt, and validate the SEPC-scale for use in a Swedish healthcare context.

Methods: This study applied the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines for translating and adapting instruments, using forward and back-translation, an expert panel, and cognitive interviews. Swedish experts in palliative care (n = 6) assessed the Swedish version of the SEPC-scale based on its relevance, understandability, clarity, and sensitivity on a Likert scale. Methods involved calculation of content validity index (CVI) with modified kappa statistics and cognitive interviewing with healthcare professionals (n = 10) according to the “think-aloud” method.

Results: Calculation of I-CVI (Item-CVI) showed that the Swedish SEPC-scale was considered relevant but needed some modifications to improve its understandability and clarity. The experts recognized an absence of precision in some items that affected clarity and understanding. Likewise, the healthcare professionals highlighted some challenges with understandability and clarity. They indicated that the scale was relevant, but a few items needed adjustment to fit a broader range of healthcare professionals. Items that referred to death and dying could be sensitive but were considered relevant.

Conclusions: The SEPC-scale is considered valid for use in Swedish healthcare practice, for a broad range of healthcare professionals, and for diagnoses other than cancer. This study shows that cultural adaptation is necessary for establishing relevance and enabling acceptance to various healthcare professionals and contexts in the target country.necessary for establishing relevance and enabling acceptance to various healthcare professionals and contexts in the target country.

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BioMed Central (BMC), 2022. Vol. 21, no 1, article id 48
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Confdence, Healthcare professionals, Instrument, Palliative care, Self-efcacy, SEPC-scale, Validation
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-193907DOI: 10.1186/s12904-022-00940-5ISI: 000781170600001PubMedID: 35410328Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85128049591OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-193907DiVA, id: diva2:1652808
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The Kamprad Family Foundation, 20172002Available from: 2022-04-20 Created: 2022-04-20 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved

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