- Fecal Incontinence
|Validity and Reliability of the 8-Item Inventory of Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood in a Sample of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients
J Nurs Meas. 2020 Nov 16;JNM-D-19-00055. doi: 10.1891/JNM-D-19-00055.Online ahead of print.
Kendra J Kamp 1, Barbara Given 2, Gwen Wyatt 2
Background and purpose: The purpose was to examine the 8-item Inventory of Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-8) among 61 emerging adults (ages 18-29) with the chronic condition of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Methods: An online continence sample of participants' ages 18-29 years with a self-reported diagnosis of IBD completed a questionnaire including IDEA-8, demographic, and clinical characteristics.
Results: The exploratory factor analysis identified a three-factor structure. The three subscales had acceptable internal consistency (α = .74-.86). Two factors (identity exploration/feeling inbetween and instability) were associated with demographics. The factors were not associated with clinical characteristics.
Conclusions: Developmental features of emerging adults, as measured by the IDEA-8 for those with IBD, may retain conceptual consistency with healthy adults, but demonstrate a restructuring in factor analysis.