Invariance of measures to understand decision-making for pursuing living donor kidney transplant

Leslie Ann Brick*, Donya Sorensen, Mark L. Robbins, Andrea L. Paiva, John D. Peipert, Amy D. Waterman

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Living donor kidney transplant is the ideal treatment option for end-stage renal disease; however, the decision to pursue living donor kidney transplant is complex and challenging. Measurement invariance of living donor kidney transplant Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy across gender (male/female), race (Black/White), and education level (no college/college or higher) were examined using a sequential approach. Full strict invariance was found for Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy for gender and partial strict invariance was found for Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy across race and education level. This information will inform tailored feedback based on these constructs in future intervention studies targeting behavior change among specific demographic subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2912-2922
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • behavioral medicine
  • ethnicity
  • health behavior
  • inequalities
  • kidney
  • methodology
  • organ transplantation
  • quantitative methods
  • race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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