Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a shortened version of the Instrument of Diabetes Self-Care Agency (IDSCA).
Methods: In the development of the shortened version of IDSCA, intraclass correlation coefficient 2 (ICC2) analysis was done to determine items to be deleted. However, the 7 subscales were retained. The shortened IDSCA was evaluated for internal consistency, reproducibility, concurrent validity, criterion-related validity, and goodness of fit.
Results: The shortened IDSCA included 35 items addressing 7 subscales. High ICC2 (.804) and a high Cronbach's alpha (.89) indicate internal consistency and reproducibility. A high correlation (.62) between the shortened version of the IDSCA and the Self-Care Agency Questionnaire indicated concurrent validity.
Conclusion: The shortened IDSCA provides a reliable and valid measure of self-care agency of individuals with diabetes.