Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Suicide Caring Competence Scale (SCCS) for Family Caregivers: Scale Development

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Presentation
Title:
Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Suicide Caring Competence Scale (SCCS) for Family Caregivers: Scale Development
Author(s):
Sun, Fan-Ko; Chiang, Chun-Ying; Wang, Ruey-Hsia; Chen, Wei-Jen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Fan-Ko Sun, PhD, sunfanko@isu.edu.tw; Chun-Ying Chiang, RN, PhD; Wang Ruey-Hsia, PhD; Wei-Jen Chen, MS
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To develop a Chinese version of the Suicide Caring Competence Scale (SCCS) for family Caregivers and to examine its reliability and validity. Methods: The study was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Participants came from a Suicide Prevention Center and two acute psychiatric hospitals in Taiwan. A convenience sample of 165 caregivers of people who attempted suicide. To be eligible to participate participants had to be a primary caregiver of people who had attempted suicide and be over 18 years of age. The questionnaire consisted of the Chinese version of the 20-item SCCS, developed by the authors and was based on a previous qualitative study. Item analysis was used to delete redundant items. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used to examine the construct validity. The association between educational level and SCCS was used to examine the concurrent validity of SCCS. Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability were examined to understand the reliability of SCCS. The study was conducted in 2008 and 2009. Results: EFA and CFA indicated that a second-order factorial model with five subscales and 19 items best fit the data. The five subscales were proactive prevention, daily living care, seeking assistance from professional resources, seeking assistance from laypersons, and seeking assistance from religious resources. The higher the educational level, the higher the SCCS was. Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability of total and subscales ranged from 0.67 to 0.90 and from 0.62 to 0.82, respectively. The SCCS had acceptable validity and reliability. Conclusion: The Chinese version of SCCS has satisfactory reliability and validity. Nurses could use the SCCS to assess the family caregivers' competence and provide proper education to improve their caring competence for their suicidal relatives.
Keywords:
Suicide Caring Competence Scale; family caregiver; suicide
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST191
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleReliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Suicide Caring Competence Scale (SCCS) for Family Caregivers: Scale Developmenten
dc.contributor.authorSun, Fan-Koen
dc.contributor.authorChiang, Chun-Yingen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ruey-Hsiaen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wei-Jenen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsFan-Ko Sun, PhD, sunfanko@isu.edu.tw; Chun-Ying Chiang, RN, PhD; Wang Ruey-Hsia, PhD; Wei-Jen Chen, MSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335453-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: To develop a Chinese version of the Suicide Caring Competence Scale (SCCS) for family Caregivers and to examine its reliability and validity. Methods: The study was a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Participants came from a Suicide Prevention Center and two acute psychiatric hospitals in Taiwan. A convenience sample of 165 caregivers of people who attempted suicide. To be eligible to participate participants had to be a primary caregiver of people who had attempted suicide and be over 18 years of age. The questionnaire consisted of the Chinese version of the 20-item SCCS, developed by the authors and was based on a previous qualitative study. Item analysis was used to delete redundant items. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used to examine the construct validity. The association between educational level and SCCS was used to examine the concurrent validity of SCCS. Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability were examined to understand the reliability of SCCS. The study was conducted in 2008 and 2009. Results: EFA and CFA indicated that a second-order factorial model with five subscales and 19 items best fit the data. The five subscales were proactive prevention, daily living care, seeking assistance from professional resources, seeking assistance from laypersons, and seeking assistance from religious resources. The higher the educational level, the higher the SCCS was. Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability of total and subscales ranged from 0.67 to 0.90 and from 0.62 to 0.82, respectively. The SCCS had acceptable validity and reliability. Conclusion: The Chinese version of SCCS has satisfactory reliability and validity. Nurses could use the SCCS to assess the family caregivers' competence and provide proper education to improve their caring competence for their suicidal relatives.en
dc.subjectSuicide Caring Competence Scaleen
dc.subjectfamily caregiveren
dc.subjectsuicideen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:52:51Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:52:51Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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