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Vol. 44. Issue 9.
Pages 542-550 (December 2020)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.medine.2020.10.001
Transcultural adaptation and characteristics of the Spanish version of the COMFORT Behavior Scale in pediatric critical care patients
Adaptación transcultural y características de la versión española de la escala COMFORT Behavior Scale en el paciente crítico pediátrico
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A. Bosch-Alcaraza,b,
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, I. Jordana, J. Guàrdia Olmosc,d, A. Falcó-Peguerolesb,d
a Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
b Escuela de Enfermería, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
c Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
d Grupo consolidado en técnicas avanzadas aplicadas a la Psicología, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Table 1. Clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of the sample (n = 311).
Table 2. Main factors of the COMFORT Behavior Scale-Spanish version.
Table 3. Correlation between the factors of the COMFORT Behavior Scale-Spanish version.
Table 4. Adjusted goodness of fit indices of the COMFORT Behavior Scale-Spanish version.
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Abstract
Objectives

To determine the measurement properties of the Spanish version of the COMFORT Behavior Scale developed by van Dijk et al (2000) in paediatric critical care patients.

Design

Prospective observational and psychometric study.

Setting

Level III Intensive Care Area at a university’s children hospital.

Patients

A total of 311 children with median age of 5.07 years (IQR = 0.9-11.7).

Interventions

None.

Principal variables and results

To determine the measurement properties the Spanish version of the COMFORT Behavior Scale was simultaneous administered by two nurses to 311 patients admitted to an eighteen-bed critical care unit of a third level paediatric hospital. The Spanish version of the COMFORT Behavior Scale obtained a Cronbach alpha coefficient of 0.715 and it is a tool made up of three factors with two items in each domain: i) alertness and physical movement; ii) calmness/agitation and respiratory response/crying, and iii) muscle tone and facial tension.

Conclusions

The COMFORT B was adapted to Spanish and it has shown to be a valid an reliable tool to assess comfort in a group of children admitted to an Spanish Intensive Care Unit.

Keywords:
Infant welfare
Patient COMFORT
Pediatric Intensive care unit
Measurement properties
Resumen
Objetivos

Determinar las propiedades métricas de la escala COMFORT Behavior Scale desarrollada por van Dijk et al. (2000) en el contexto del paciente crítico pediátrico.

Diseño

estudio observacional, psicométrico y prospectivo.

Lugar de estudio

Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos de un hospital pediátrico y universitario de tercer nivel asistencial.

Pacientes

Un total de 311 niños con una mediana de edad de 5,07 años (0,9-11,7).

Intervenciones

ninguna.

Principales variables y resultados

La escala fue administrada de forma simultánea por dos enfermeros a 311 pacientes ingresados en una unidad de críticos de 18 camas de un hospital pediátrico de tercer nivel asistencial. La versión española de la COMFORT Behavior Scale obtuvo un alpha de Cronbach de 0,715 y está compuesta por tres factores, con dos ítems cada uno: (i) alerta y movimiento físico; (ii) calma/agitación y respuesta respiratoria/llanto; y (iii) tono muscular y tensión facial.

Conclusiones

La escala COMFORT B logró ser adaptada al idioma español y mostró ser válida para determinar y cuantificar el grado de confort en un grupo de niños ingresados en una unidad de cuidados pediátricos española.

Palabras clave:
Bienestar infantil
CONFORT
Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos
Propiedades psicométricas

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