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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160673
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric study of the revised home caregiver need survey (HCNS)
Abstract:
Psychometric study of the revised home caregiver need survey (HCNS)
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Gates, Marie
P.I. Institution Name:Western Michigan University
Contact Address:Bronson School of Nursing, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008-5345, USA
Contact Telephone:616.387.8162
A descriptive, survey design was used to test the revised HCNS, an 84-item survey measuring needs of caregivers of cancer patients on two Likert-type scales: how important and how well met. The convenience sample of 441 caregivers recruited from 14 agencies in a two-state Midwestern metropolitan area filled out the HCNS and a demographic data form. Using exploratory factor analysis, the best solution was found to be six factors for the two scales. For the “importance” scale, the six factors loaded in the following order: Information, Psychological, Patient Care, Personal, Spiritual and Household. For the “how well met” scale, the order was: Information, Patient Care, Psychological, Personal, Household, and Spiritual. Overall reliability for both the “importance” and the “how well met” scales was .97. The reliabilities for the “importance” and “how well met” scales respectively for individual factors were: Household (.86, .86); Information (.92, .91), Patient Care (.93, .92), Personal (.94, .93), Psychological (.95, .94), and Spiritual (.93, .93). The researchers eliminated any duplications and items not loading on the six factors. The newly revised HCNS will provide a sound basis for future psychometric study and will be more effective in assessing and planning for home caregiver needs.
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 study of the revised home caregiver need survey (HCNS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160673-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric study of the revised home caregiver need survey (HCNS)</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gates, Marie</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Western Michigan University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Bronson School of Nursing, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, 49008-5345, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">616.387.8162</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">marie.gates@wmich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A descriptive, survey design was used to test the revised HCNS, an 84-item survey measuring needs of caregivers of cancer patients on two Likert-type scales: how important and how well met. The convenience sample of 441 caregivers recruited from 14 agencies in a two-state Midwestern metropolitan area filled out the HCNS and a demographic data form. Using exploratory factor analysis, the best solution was found to be six factors for the two scales. For the &ldquo;importance&rdquo; scale, the six factors loaded in the following order: Information, Psychological, Patient Care, Personal, Spiritual and Household. For the &ldquo;how well met&rdquo; scale, the order was: Information, Patient Care, Psychological, Personal, Household, and Spiritual. Overall reliability for both the &ldquo;importance&rdquo; and the &ldquo;how well met&rdquo; scales was .97. The reliabilities for the &ldquo;importance&rdquo; and &ldquo;how well met&rdquo; scales respectively for individual factors were: Household (.86, .86); Information (.92, .91), Patient Care (.93, .92), Personal (.94, .93), Psychological (.95, .94), and Spiritual (.93, .93). The researchers eliminated any duplications and items not loading on the six factors. The newly revised HCNS will provide a sound basis for future psychometric study and will be more effective in assessing and planning for home caregiver needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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