Adaptation and Validation of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale Revised (ASAS-R) Instrument for the Filipino Context

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Santos, Leilani R


The Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale-Revised (ASAS-R) is a commonly employed tool for evaluating an individual's subjective capacity to participate in self-care activities. Nevertheless, the extent to which it can be applied and its accuracy in the specific setting of the Philippines has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to modify and authenticate the ASAS-R tool for application in the Filipino community. An iterative adaptation procedure was undertaken, comprising translation, cultural adaption, and pilot testing. The modified tool underwent psychometric evaluation to determine its construct validity, reliability, and internal consistency. The results showed that the modified ASAS-R instrument had good psychometric qualities, confirming its validity and reliability for application in the Philippines environment. This study adds to the expanding body of research on the evaluation of self-care agency and offers a culturally suitable tool for assessing self-care practices among Filipinos.

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