2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-07072010000400019 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This study aims the cultural adaptation and validation of the Herth Hope Index, an instrument to measure hope. In this methodological study participated 131 individuals: cancer patients, type 2 diabetes patients and their relatives or care providers. The results confirmed reliability of the scale with Cronbach alpha of 0.834. The test-retest verified the reproducibility of the scale. The construct validity was established by convergent validity between the Escala de Esperança de Herth (Brazilian version) and t… Show more

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“…This is comparable to scores obtained from cancer patients with the Portuguese HHI version [34] (M = 41.57, SD = 4.60), but higher than the scores from the original English HHI version [3] (M = 34.49, SD = 9.61), with scores from the Italian version lying in-between [19]. …”
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“…The lack of hope can leave the individual without perspective, just waiting to passively die. Although hope does not have the power of healing, it imparts encouragement to the patient to continue to fight and pursue clinical improvements [5].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
“…Eleven papers assessed the psychometric properties of the Herth Hope Index. The 11 studies were conducted in the following locations: 3 (27%) in Norway, 2 (18%) in the United States, 2 (18%) in Brazil, 1 (9%) in Sweden, 1 (9%) in Italy, 1 (9%) in Hong Kong, and 1 (9%) in the Netherlands . Three (27%) studies were conducted in Norwegian, 2 (18%) in English, 2 (18%) in Portuguese, 1 (9%) in Swedish, 1 (9%) in Italian, 1 (9%) in Chinese, and 1 (9%) in Dutch …”
Section: Assessment Of Individual Scalesmentioning
“…The majority of these studies (n = 7; 64%) were conducted in hospitals . The remainder of the studies were conducted in the following settings: 2 (18%) in the general population, 1 (9%) in a rehabilitation center, and 1 (9%) did not report the setting …”
Section: Assessment Of Individual Scalesmentioning
“…A esperança, conforme Balsanelli, Grossi & Herth (2011), impulsiona o indivíduo a agir em prol de suas metas, provendo forças para o enfrentamento de situações adversas (Balsanelli, Grossi & Herth, 2011). Por essa razão é possível que pacientes com níveis mais elevados de esperança em relação a sua recuperação consigam lidar mais satisfatoriamente com os sintomas da doença (Ersek, 2001;Querido, 2005;Sampaio, 2008).…”
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