MOM Empowerment Scale (MOMES)

MOM Empowerment Scale (MOMES)
Kovach‚ Becket & Worley‚ 2004
1. I was willing to listen to different opinions. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
2. I could get information from community resources. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
3. I could get information from my doctor or nurse. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
4. I could understand the information I received from my doctor or nurse. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
5. I could make choices based on the information I received. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
6. I could take responsibility for the decisions I made. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
7. Decisions about my life were: (Very hard to make‚ Somewhat hard to make‚ Neither hard nor easy‚ Somewhat easy to make‚ Very easy to make)
8. I was comfortable with most of my decisions. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
9. I was able to set goals for myself. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
10. I was able to follow through on the goals I set. (Strongly Disagree‚ Disagree‚ Neither Agree nor Disagree‚ Agree Strongly‚ Agree)
11. I would describe my ability to take care of my needs as: (Unable to meet my needs‚ Meet a few of my needs‚ Meet some of my needs‚ Meet most of my needs‚ Meet all of my needs)
How confident are you that you could:
12. Define your own needs? (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
13. Decide what to do based on your needs? (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
14. Act on the decisions you made based on your needs? (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
15. Take care of your needs on a daily basis? (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
16. Get family and friends to help you with things you need? (such as household chores and
transportation) (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
17. Get help with daily tasks from outside resources? (any group other than family and friends) (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
18. Get emotional support from family and friends? (such as listening or talking over problems) (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
19. Talk about personal problems with your health care professionals? (Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
20. Do the daily tasks and activities necessary to take care of yourself and your family?
(Not very confident‚ A little confident‚ Somewhat confident‚ Very confident‚ Extremely confident)
Self-Sufficiency‚ (SS)‚ Self-Determination (SD)‚ and Decision-Making skills (DM).
SS (alpha 0.87)‚ SD (alpha 0.83) and DM (alpha 0.77)
This instrument can be found at: http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1141&context=etd & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 366-370.

Kovach‚ A. C.‚ Becker‚ J.‚ & Worley‚ H. (2004). The impact of community health workers on the self-determination‚ self-sufficiency‚ and decision-making ability of low-income women and mothers of young children. Journal of Community Psychology‚ 32(3)‚ 343-356.

Kovach‚ A. C.‚ Becker‚ J.‚ & Worley‚ H. (2004). MOM Empowerment Scale (MOMES). IN Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 366-370.

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