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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2024

Paraskevi Theofilou

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Paraskevi Theofilou
Hellenic Open University, School of Social Sciences, Greece
Title : The self - efficacy for appropriate medication use scale (Seams) - evaluation of its reliability and convergent validity among greek chronic disease patients: A pilot study


Background. In order to evaluate the patients’ medication compliance various measures have been performed.
Aim. The aim of the current study is the assessment of the psychometric properties (reliability and convergent validity) of the Self Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Scale (SEAMS)in a group of Greek chronic disease patients.
Method. Thirty-six patients participated voluntarily in the pilot study. Based on the data which have been collected at initial assessment, item analysis of SEAMS was conducted. In order to test the psychometric properties of the specific instrument, we used the following tests: repeatability, internal consistency, convergent validity and test-retest reliability.
Results. Item analysis confirmed that all items of the questionnaire indicated satisfactory variability. SEAMS internal consistency was very good presenting a value of Cronbach’s a at 0.880. Spearman’s r and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) revealed strong correlations between initial assessment and re-assessment. SEAMS convergent validity analysis indicated that the items were also related to the same construct.
Conclusion. The findings of this study show that the Greek version of SEAMS provided excellent reliability and validity supporting that it can be used within chronic disease populations and in the context of national medication compliance measurement. These findings are confirmed by other relevant studies.


Post Doc Researcher (2016-2018, University of Peloponnese, Department of Nursing, Sparta, Greece), Ph.D. in Health Psychology (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Psychology, Athens, Greece) Ph.D. in Personnel Management (University of Peloponnese, Department of Nursing, Tripoli, Greece) M.Sc. Health Services Management (Frederick University, School of Health Sciences and School of Law and Business Administration, Cyprus) M.Sc. Social exclusion, minorities and gender (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology, Athens, Greece) Social Administration - Management of Health Services (National School of Public Administration, Athens, Greece) B.Sc. in Psychology (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Psychology, Athens, Greece) B.Sc. in Social Work (Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece).