What You Cannot See Can Still Kill You: On the Use of Latent Constructs.

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      Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 7809033 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1538-0688 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 0190535X NLM ISO Abbreviation: Oncol Nurs Forum Subsets: MEDLINE
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      Publication: Pittsburgh, PA : Oncology Nursing Society
      Original Publication: New York, Oncology Nursing Society.
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    • Abstract:
      Nursing research relies heavily on the use of latent constructs to describe and understand phenomena that cannot be measured through direct observation. In statistical models, variables representing these constructs, often operationalized and represented as scores on self-report measures, stand in as symbolic representations of real forces having an impact on patients' experiences of living and dying. In this sense, latent constructs represent real phenomena that cannot always be seen directly.
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      Keywords: burden of treatment*; latent constructs*; nursing research*; oral oncolytic agents*; self-report*; symptom burden*
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      Date Created: 20190820 Date Completed: 20200424 Latest Revision: 20200424
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