Psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the screen for caregiver burden (SCB)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166313
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the screen for caregiver burden (SCB)
Author(s):
Chou, Kuei-Ru
Author Details:
Kuei-Ru Chou, MS/MSc, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (updated February 2015) email: kueiru@tmu.edu.tw
Abstract:
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (SCB) and to assess its comparability to the English-version of the SCB. The psychometric properties of this instrument have been established through three investigations. The first study examined the consistency between the Chinese and English versions of the SCB. The second study established the internal consistency reliability and test-retest reliability of the Chinese version. The third study developed the Chinese version of the SCB's construct validity and discriminant criterion validity. The SCB was initially translated into Chinese and then back-translated into English. The English back translation was compared with the original English version to ensure that the translated items maintained the original intended meaning. In study 1, both Chinese and original English versions of the SCB were delivered to ten bilingual graduate students to check their equivalence. In study 2, the Chinese version of the SCB was administered to another ten Chinese subjects who are caregivers with teenage children. Two weeks later, the SCB was readministered to the same subjects. Twenty-one Taiwanese primary caregivers with mentally ill relatives and ten controls participated in study 3. Across study 2 and 3, the Chinese version of the SCB demonstrated excellent internal consistency with alpha coefficients ranging from .91 to .93. The instrument also revealed good stability over two weeks (r=.81). SCB scores were significantly related to caregiving involvement, caregivers' health status, and the quality of the dyadic relationship between the caregiver and care-receiver. Subjective burden scores were also significantly higher for caregivers than for controls (t=2.9, p<.01). Through stepwise regression, depression predicted subjective burden. Quality dyadic relationships and caregiving involvement uniquely predicted objective burden. The preliminary evidence suggests that the Chinese version of the SCB is a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring caregivers' burden in Chinese speaking populations. The results showed that caregiving involvement, caregivers' health status, and quality dyadic relationship were important factors in contributing to caregivers' burden. In addition, these studies have added to the body of knowledge about burden and to the development of an instrument of burden.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the screen for caregiver burden (SCB)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChou, Kuei-Ruen_US
dc.author.detailsKuei-Ru Chou, MS/MSc, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, (updated February 2015) email: kueiru@tmu.edu.twen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166313-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this pilot study was to examine the psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (SCB) and to assess its comparability to the English-version of the SCB. The psychometric properties of this instrument have been established through three investigations. The first study examined the consistency between the Chinese and English versions of the SCB. The second study established the internal consistency reliability and test-retest reliability of the Chinese version. The third study developed the Chinese version of the SCB's construct validity and discriminant criterion validity. The SCB was initially translated into Chinese and then back-translated into English. The English back translation was compared with the original English version to ensure that the translated items maintained the original intended meaning. In study 1, both Chinese and original English versions of the SCB were delivered to ten bilingual graduate students to check their equivalence. In study 2, the Chinese version of the SCB was administered to another ten Chinese subjects who are caregivers with teenage children. Two weeks later, the SCB was readministered to the same subjects. Twenty-one Taiwanese primary caregivers with mentally ill relatives and ten controls participated in study 3. Across study 2 and 3, the Chinese version of the SCB demonstrated excellent internal consistency with alpha coefficients ranging from .91 to .93. The instrument also revealed good stability over two weeks (r=.81). SCB scores were significantly related to caregiving involvement, caregivers' health status, and the quality of the dyadic relationship between the caregiver and care-receiver. Subjective burden scores were also significantly higher for caregivers than for controls (t=2.9, p<.01). Through stepwise regression, depression predicted subjective burden. Quality dyadic relationships and caregiving involvement uniquely predicted objective burden. The preliminary evidence suggests that the Chinese version of the SCB is a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring caregivers' burden in Chinese speaking populations. The results showed that caregiving involvement, caregivers' health status, and quality dyadic relationship were important factors in contributing to caregivers' burden. In addition, these studies have added to the body of knowledge about burden and to the development of an instrument of burden.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:44:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:44:36Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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