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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for individual items of the Thai version of the CC-SCHFI

From: A psychometric evaluation of the Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care of Heart Failure Index in a Thai population

Items Min Max Mean SD Skewness Kurtosis
Caregiver contribution to self-care maintenance
How often do you recommend that the person you care for do the following things?
      
1. Weigh daily 1 4 2.47 0.72 0.52 − 0.12
2. Check ankles for swelling 1 4 2.70 0.82 0.05 − 0.68
3. Try to avoid getting sick (e.g. flu shot, avoid ill people) 1 4 2.79 0.81 − 0.18 − 0.47
4. Do some physical activity 1 4 2.48 0.73 .038 − 0.19
5. Keep doctor or nurse appointments 3 4 3.80 0.40 − 1.52 0.32
6. Eat a low-salt diet 1 4 3.22 0.75 − 0.53 − 0.51
7. Exercise for 30 min 1 4 2.13 0.92 0.53 − 0.43
8. Remember to take medicines 1 4 3.04 1.13 − 0.68 − 1.04
9. Ask for low-salt items when eating out or visiting others 1 4 2.58 0.78 0.24 − 0.48
10. Use a system (pill box, reminder) to help him/her remember to take medicines? 1 4 2.23 0.85 0.33 − 0.40
Caregiver contribution to self-care management       
11. If the person you care for had trouble breathing or ankle swelling, how quickly did you recognize it as a symptom of heart failure?
If the person you care for has trouble breathing or ankle swelling, how likely are you to recommend (or do) one of the following remedies?
1 4 2.13 0.99 0.50 − 0.77
12. Reduce salt in the diet 1 4 3.12 0.81 − 0.58 − 0.30
13. Reduce fluid intake 1 4 2.85 0.77 − 0.14 − 0.49
14. Take an extra water pill 1 5 1.54 0.94 0.22 0.78
15. Call your doctor or nurse for guidance 1 4 2.13 1.07 0.49 − 1.02
16. Think of a remedy you tried the last time the patient you care for care for had trouble breathing or ankle swelling. How sure were you that the remedy helped or did not help him or her? 0 4 2.34 0.89 − 0.12 − 0.48
Caregiver confidence in contributing to self-care
In reference to the person you care for, how confident are you that you can:
      
17. Prevent heart failure symptoms? 1 4 2.24 0.59 0.20 0.14
18. Follow the treatment advice? 2 4 2.80 0.62 0.16 − 0.50
19. Evaluate the importance of heart failure symptoms? 1 4 2.60 0.59 − 0.25 − 0.26
20. Recognize health changes in the person you care for? 1 4 2.48 0.61 0.08 − 0.30
21. Do something that relieves heart failure symptoms? 1 4 2.54 0.61 0.12 − 0.34
22. Evaluate how well a remedy works? 1 4 2.54 0.64 − 0.15 − 0.16