Psychometric Properties of a Nine Item Burden Interview for Dementia Family Caregivers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159197
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Properties of a Nine Item Burden Interview for Dementia Family Caregivers
Abstract:
Psychometric Properties of a Nine Item Burden Interview for Dementia Family Caregivers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Harrison, Barbara, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Oakland University
Contact Address:, 464 O'Dowd Hall, Rochester, MI, 48309, USA
Co-Authors:B. Therrien, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Family members caring for dementia patients experience caregiver burden which is associated with depression and poor health outcomes. Brief and reliable screening tools are needed by clinicians and researchers to improve detection of caregiver burden. The purpose of this post hoc pilot study was to test the reliability of a shorter version of The Burden Interview (BI) (Zarit, Reever, Bach-Peterson, 1980), a 29 item tool that measures caregiver burden in dementia caregivers. The convenience sample of 41 family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients was recruited through an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as part of a larger study of AD patients' memory and cognitive function. The AD patients were in the mild to moderate stage of AD and family caregivers completed the BI in clinic during the AD patients' interview. Mean BI score was 37.7 (+/- 17.6)out of a possible 84 points. Nine items had significant correlations of r = .70 or greater with the total BI score and were selected post hoc to test for a shorter BI (BI-9). Cronbach alpha for the BI-9 was .917 and correlation between the BI-9 and original BI was r = .949 (p = .01). Exploratory factor analysis of the BI-9 revealed that all items loaded at greater than .7 on a single factor (eigenvalue 5.5) that explained greater than 60% of the variance. Although testing in larger samples is recommended, these findings suggest that the BI-9 is a brief and reliable caregiver burden screening tool for family caregivers of mild to moderate stage AD patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Properties of a Nine Item Burden Interview for Dementia Family Caregiversen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159197-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Properties of a Nine Item Burden Interview for Dementia Family Caregivers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Harrison, Barbara, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Oakland University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, 464 O'Dowd Hall, Rochester, MI, 48309, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">harriso3@oakland.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">B. Therrien, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Family members caring for dementia patients experience caregiver burden which is associated with depression and poor health outcomes. Brief and reliable screening tools are needed by clinicians and researchers to improve detection of caregiver burden. The purpose of this post hoc pilot study was to test the reliability of a shorter version of The Burden Interview (BI) (Zarit, Reever, Bach-Peterson, 1980), a 29 item tool that measures caregiver burden in dementia caregivers. The convenience sample of 41 family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients was recruited through an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as part of a larger study of AD patients' memory and cognitive function. The AD patients were in the mild to moderate stage of AD and family caregivers completed the BI in clinic during the AD patients' interview. Mean BI score was 37.7 (+/- 17.6)out of a possible 84 points. Nine items had significant correlations of r = .70 or greater with the total BI score and were selected post hoc to test for a shorter BI (BI-9). Cronbach alpha for the BI-9 was .917 and correlation between the BI-9 and original BI was r = .949 (p = .01). Exploratory factor analysis of the BI-9 revealed that all items loaded at greater than .7 on a single factor (eigenvalue 5.5) that explained greater than 60% of the variance. Although testing in larger samples is recommended, these findings suggest that the BI-9 is a brief and reliable caregiver burden screening tool for family caregivers of mild to moderate stage AD patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:47:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:47:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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