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Background: Cardiac risk perception in patients who had a heart event is unknown. Purpose: Evaluate the validity and reliability of the Post Event-Cardiovascular Risk Perception Survey (PE-CRPS). Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study with a convenient sample of 251 patients who experienced a heart event. Descriptive and exploratory factor analyses was used to analyze the data. Results: Nine of ten items with an oblique (direct oblimin) rotation resulted in two factors extracted, which explained 54% of the variance. The two factors represented perception of medical history variable and a stress/family history variable. Cronbach's α reliability analyses indicated both factors were reliable; strongly related with a correlation of .69 and .81. Conclusion: Cardiovascular risk perception explained by two factors. © Copyright 2023 Springer Publishing Company, LLC.


Kathy Prue-Owens, Keston Lindsay, Helen Graham, Mythreyi Ramesh, Dana Justus, Kelsey Loy, Annmarie Harding-Isidore, Evelyn Angeles, Melanie Faulkender, Karen Sublett, Yuki Asakura. POST EVENT-CARDIOVASCULAR RISK PERCEPTION SURVEY: VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY IN CARDIAC PATIENTS POST HEART EVENT. Journal of nursing measurement. 2023 Jun 01;31(2):308-320

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