The Control Preferences Scale

Lesley F. Degner, Jeff A Sloan, Peri Venkatesh

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Abstract

The Control Preferences Scale (CPS) was developed to measure a construct that emerged from a grounded theory of how treatment decisions are made among people with life-threatening illnesses. The control preferences construct is defined as "the degree of control an individual wants to assume when decisions are being made about medical treatment." The CPS consists of five cards that each portrays a different role in treatment decision-making using a statement and a cartoon. These roles range from the individual making the treatment decisions, through the individual making the decisions jointly with the physician, to the physician making the decisions. The CPS involves subjects in making a series of paired comparisons to provide their total preference order over the five cards. These preference orders are analyzed using unfolding theory to determine the distribution of preferences in different populations and the effect of covariates on consumer preferences. The scale has been tested in a variety of populations, ranging from the general public to highly stressed groups. The CPS has proven to be a clinically relevant, easily administered, valid, and reliable measure of preferred roles in health-care decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-43
Number of pages23
JournalCanadian Journal of Nursing Research
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997

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Degner, L. F., Sloan, J. A., & Venkatesh, P. (1997). The Control Preferences Scale. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 29(3), 21-43.

The Control Preferences Scale. / Degner, Lesley F.; Sloan, Jeff A; Venkatesh, Peri.

In: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 09.1997, p. 21-43.

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Degner, LF, Sloan, JA & Venkatesh, P 1997, 'The Control Preferences Scale', Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 21-43.
Degner, Lesley F. ; Sloan, Jeff A ; Venkatesh, Peri. / The Control Preferences Scale. In: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 1997 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 21-43.
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