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Constructs
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Keyword: Content Area: Associated Measures:
Construct DefinitionTheoretical FoundationSynonyms
Adherence The extent to which individuals take their medications as prescribed by their doctor. Medication Adherence
Anxiety and Depression Are there correlations of complex grief and negative affect associated with sadness, hopelessness, w...Often these behaviors/disorders are disassociated with grief (Worden, 2009) and attachment (Bowlby,1... 
Cognitive Impairment Cognition refers to mental processes including attention, memory, language, problem solving, and dec...  
Continuous Quality Improvement Health care providers gather data regularly, use technology more effectively, participate in cross-f...Transtheoretical Model 
Decision quality The extent to which patients are well-informed, meaningfully involved in decision making and receive...This composite reflects key elements from normative decision theory and is aligned with conceptual ... 
Discrimination Members of a group being treated in a way that is inferior or less desirable than how members of ano...Person-in Environment Bowen's TheoryPerceived Discrimination, unfair treatment, racial discrimination, ethnic discrimination
Health disparity/inequality "A health disparity/inequality is a particular type of difference in health (or in the most importan... Health equity
Health Literacy/Numeracy The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health in...  
Health Locus of Control Determines whether or not the individual has an external or internal locus of control in terms of th...Locus of control is a generalized expectancy in Rotter's (1954) Social Learning Theory. Wallston & W... 
Implementation At the setting level, implementation refers to the intervention agents' fidelity to the various elem...Glasgow and colleagues RE-AIM framework Glasgow, R. E., Vogt, T. M., & Boles, S. M. (1999). Evaluat... 
Not Categorized Used to indicate a measure does not have an associated construct.  
Numeracy (Health) the degree to which individuals have the capacity to access, process, interpret, communicate, and ac...  
Organizational readiness for change organizational members' shared resolve to pursue the courses of action involved in change implementa...Theory of organizational readiness for change 
Patient Goals Patient plans and preferences for behaviors that can influence health.Locke and Latham's 1990-Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance 
Patient satisfaction with health care decisions Patient satisfaction with health care decisions reached by them and their providersInterest in this area has been fueled by recent emphasis on shared decision making an approach to me... 
preferences for autonomy patients' decision-making and information-seeking preferences  
Quality of Life Measures of quality of life using eight subscales: physical functioning, emotional functioning, soci... functional health status, physical and psychological function
Regular Place of Care/Medical Home A medical home is a regular source of care that is not an emergency room or urgent care center and h...  
Shared Decision-Making Process The extent to which shared decision-making occurs in a health care encounter, or is facilitated by a...  
Survivorship The experience of living with, through, and beyond a diagnosis of cancer.  

     

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