Validation of Meaning of Caregiving Scale for Taiwanese Caregivers of Mentally Ill Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156013
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Presentation
Title:
Validation of Meaning of Caregiving Scale for Taiwanese Caregivers of Mentally Ill Patients
Abstract:
Validation of Meaning of Caregiving Scale for Taiwanese Caregivers of Mentally Ill Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Yen, Wen-Jiuan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chung Shan Medical University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Chiu-Hsiang Lee, MSN, RN; Ying-Chi Lu, MSN, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The purpose of this study was to validate the Chinese version of Meaning of Caregiving Scale (SMCS). Sixteen items of the scale were designed based on the result of in-depth interview of 20 caregivers of schizophrenic patients conducted by the researcher and were identified including caregiving appraisal, family responsibility, individual believe. Each construct contains 6 - 7 items. Three professionals were invited to conduct a back direct content validity review to ensure the accuracy that each item can be classified to a proper construct. Five experts in mental health were invited to review content validity. Thirty caregivers of schizophrenic patients were recruited for pilot study. Item analysis and internal reliability were conducted to modify the scale. The results of this study revealed that the meaning of care giving has reached satisfactory level of internal consistency reliability, tested with Cronbach's alpha coefficients .85, .83, .72, for caregiving appraisal, family responsibility, and individual believe respectively. The scale of meaning of caregiving had shown a clear factorial structure. Expert's validity and exploratory factor analyses (principal axis factoring with oblique rotation) identified three factors. Each absolute value of factor loading was between .62 - .97, and the cumulative R-square for this model was 81.10%. Furthermore, through the confirmatory factor analysis, this scale had shown that the theoretical model was a good fit for the observed data.
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.titleValidation of Meaning of Caregiving Scale for Taiwanese Caregivers of Mentally Ill Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156013-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Validation of Meaning of Caregiving Scale for Taiwanese Caregivers of Mentally Ill Patients</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">2008</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">Assistant 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">Chiu-Hsiang Lee, MSN, RN; Ying-Chi Lu, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The purpose of this study was to validate the Chinese version of Meaning of Caregiving Scale (SMCS). Sixteen items of the scale were designed based on the result of in-depth interview of 20 caregivers of schizophrenic patients conducted by the researcher and were identified including caregiving appraisal, family responsibility, individual believe. Each construct contains 6 - 7 items. Three professionals were invited to conduct a back direct content validity review to ensure the accuracy that each item can be classified to a proper construct. Five experts in mental health were invited to review content validity. Thirty caregivers of schizophrenic patients were recruited for pilot study. Item analysis and internal reliability were conducted to modify the scale. The results of this study revealed that the meaning of care giving has reached satisfactory level of internal consistency reliability, tested with Cronbach's alpha coefficients .85, .83, .72, for caregiving appraisal, family responsibility, and individual believe respectively. The scale of meaning of caregiving had shown a clear factorial structure. Expert's validity and exploratory factor analyses (principal axis factoring with oblique rotation) identified three factors. Each absolute value of factor loading was between .62 - .97, and the cumulative R-square for this model was 81.10%. Furthermore, through the confirmatory factor analysis, this scale had shown that the theoretical model was a good fit for the observed data.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:22:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:22:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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