Testing the Psychometric Characteristics of the Revised Mastery of Stress Instrument in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Background and Purpose: A promising, yet lengthy measure to identify mastery of patient-identified stress is Younger’s (1991, 1993) Mastery of Stress Instrument (MSI). With a goal for a parsimonious and valid measure, this study determined the psychometric properties of a reduced item instrument with adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Methods: First, an expert content analysis was completed. Second, item and confirmatory factor analysis were completed with a sample of 200 adults with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Results: Eight items were removed through content validity and seven items were removed with Item analysis. Factor analysis supported Younger’s four sub-concepts. Conclusions: Future research with this revised MSI scale is advocated to identify those who may need strategies to increase their mastery of stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-529
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of nursing measurement
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

Keywords

  • adults
  • diabetes
  • mastery of stress
  • psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Testing the Psychometric Characteristics of the Revised Mastery of Stress Instrument in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this