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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155891
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development and Testing of a Scale of Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning (TCM)
Abstract:
The Development and Testing of a Scale of Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning (TCM)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Yen, Wen-Jiuan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chung Shan Medical University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Ying-Chi Lu, MSN, RN; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study explores whether the Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning Scale (TCM scale) meets the goodness of fit criteria of the four factors model to evaluate the construct validity of the TCM scale. Methods: Three hundred (300) caregivers of mentally ill patients were recruited from a psychiatric OPD. The Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning Scale (TCM scale) was applied. Reliability was assessed by internal consistency according to Cronbach's alpha. The data showed 0.68-0.85 for each subscale. The alpha for the entire scale was 0.84. Data analysis was accomplished by the use of AMOS 7.0 to test the goodness of fit of the measurement model. Results: The data show that the hypothesized four-factor model did not fit the model well, but after four modifications and the deletion of item 18, the model fit was improved. High correlations were found between three latent variables (caregiving benefit, responsibility, and reflection on life). We have combined these variables as life comprehension. The TCM scale was modified into a two factors instrument of life comprehension and belief in Karma; three sub-factors were under realigned under the factor of life comprehension. Conclusion: The Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning scale can be considered a reliable and valid scale for assessing the meaning of caregiving for Taiwanese caregivers of mentally ill patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development and Testing of a Scale of Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning (TCM)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155891-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Development and Testing of a Scale of Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning (TCM)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yen, Wen-Jiuan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chung Shan Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wyen@csmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ying-Chi Lu, MSN, RN; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study explores whether the Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning Scale (TCM scale) meets the goodness of fit criteria of the four factors model to evaluate the construct validity of the TCM scale. Methods: Three hundred (300) caregivers of mentally ill patients were recruited from a psychiatric OPD. The Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning Scale (TCM scale) was applied. Reliability was assessed by internal consistency according to Cronbach's alpha. The data showed 0.68-0.85 for each subscale. The alpha for the entire scale was 0.84. Data analysis was accomplished by the use of AMOS 7.0 to test the goodness of fit of the measurement model. Results: The data show that the hypothesized four-factor model did not fit the model well, but after four modifications and the deletion of item 18, the model fit was improved. High correlations were found between three latent variables (caregiving benefit, responsibility, and reflection on life). We have combined these variables as life comprehension. The TCM scale was modified into a two factors instrument of life comprehension and belief in Karma; three sub-factors were under realigned under the factor of life comprehension. Conclusion: The Taiwanese Caregiver Meaning scale can be considered a reliable and valid scale for assessing the meaning of caregiving for Taiwanese caregivers of mentally ill patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:15:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:15:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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