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Health Qual Life Outcomes ; 19(1): 214, 2021 Sep 06.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34488787


BACKGROUND: The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease-Heart Failure (NAT: PD-HF) is a tool created to assess the needs of people living with heart failure and their informal caregivers to assist delivering care in a more comprehensive way that addresses actual needs that are unmet, and to improve quality of life. In this study, we aimed to (1) Translate the tool into German and culturally adapt it. (2) Assess internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, and test-retest reliability of the German NAT: PD-HF. (3) Evaluate whether and how patients and health care personnel understand the tool and its utility. (4) Assess the tool's face validity, applicability, relevance, and acceptability among health care personnel. METHODS: Single-center validation study. The tool was translated from English into German using a forward-backward translation. To assess internal consistency, we used Cronbach´s alpha. To assess inter-rater reliability and test-retest reliability, we used Cohen´s kappa, and to assess validity we used face validity. RESULTS: The translated tool showed good internal consistency. Raters were in substantial agreement on a majority of the questions, and agreement was almost perfect for all the questions in the test-retest analysis. Face validity was rated high by health care personnel. CONCLUSION: The German NAT: PD-HF is a reliable, valid, and internally consistent tool that is well accepted by both patients and health care personnel. However, it is important to keep in mind that effective use of the tool requires training of health care personnel.

Insuficiencia Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Insuficiencia Cardíaca/terapia , Evaluación de Necesidades/normas , Calidad de Vida/psicología , Encuestas y Cuestionarios/normas , Anciano , Progresión de la Enfermedad , Femenino , Alemania , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Cuidados Paliativos , Atención Dirigida al Paciente , Reproducibilidad de los Resultados , Volumen Sistólico , Traducción