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Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Preparedness for Caregiving Scale, Caregiver Competence Scale and Rewards of Caregiving Scale in a sample of Swedish family members of patients with life-threatening illness
University of Örebro, Sweden .
Ersta Skondal University of Coll, Sweden Gjovik University, Norway .
Ersta Skondal University of Coll, Sweden Linneaus University, Sweden .
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Palliative Medicine: A Multiprofessional Journal, ISSN 0269-2163, E-ISSN 1477-030X, Vol. 26, no 7, 930-938 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background: Family members often take on many caring responsibilities, with complex issues and challenges to consider. Feelings of preparedness, competence and reward are identified as concepts that may protect caregiver wellbeing and decrease negative outcomes related to caregiving. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanAim: This study aimed to translate, adapt and psychometrically evaluate the Preparedness for Caregiving Scale, Caregiver Competence Scale and Rewards of Caregiving Scale in Swedish family members of patients with life threatening illness. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanDesign: Correlational. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanSetting/participants: The study took place in four settings including advanced palliative care. The scales were tested in a sample of 125 family members of persons with life-threatening illness. All three scales were tested in relation to distribution of item and scale scores, missing data patterns, dimensionality, convergent validity and reliability. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults: The results in this study indicate that the Swedish versions of The Preparedness for Caregiving Scale, Caregiver Competence Scale and Rewards of Caregiving Scale are valid, reliable and user-friendly scales. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the scales were unidimensional and all demonstrated Cronbachs alpha values of andgt;= 0.9. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions: As a result of this study it is anticipated that the Preparedness for Caregiving Scale, Caregiver Competence Scale and Rewards of Caregiving Scale could provide a basis for collaborative research between different countries and make international studies more comparable and generalizable despite differences in language and culture.

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SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2012. Vol. 26, no 7, 930-938 p.
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Family caregivers, life-threatening illness, psychometric evaluation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85083DOI: 10.1177/0269216311419987ISI: 000309141000009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85083DiVA: diva2:564632
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Funding Agencies|Health Care Sciences Postgraduate School||Erling-Person Family Foundation||Ulrica Crone foundation||Signhild Engkvist Foundation||Swedish Order of St. John||

Available from: 2012-11-02 Created: 2012-11-02 Last updated: 2017-12-07

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