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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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BORGES, Jose Wicto Pereira et al. Content validation of the dimensions constituting non-adherence to treatment of arterial hypertension. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2013, vol.47, n.5, pp.1076-1082. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420130000500010.

The objective of the study was to validate the content of the dimensions that constituted nonadherence to treatment of arterial systemic hypertension. It was a methodological study of content validation. Initially an integrative review was conducted that demonstrated four dimensions of nonadherence: person, disease/treatment, health service, and environment. Definitions of these dimensions were evaluated by 17 professionals, who were specialists in the area, including: nurses, pharmacists and physicians. The Content Validity Index was calculated for each dimension (IVCi) and the set of the dimensions (IVCt), and the binomial test was conducted. The results permitted the validation of the dimensions with an IVCt of 0.88, demonstrating reasonable systematic comprehension of the phenomena of nonadherence.

Keywords : Hipertensão; Adesão à medicação; Cooperação do paciente; Estudos de validação.

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