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Health status assessment tool for the family member caregiver of patients with bipolar disorder: development and psychometric testing


Shamsaei, Farshid; Kermanshahi, Sima Mohamad Khan; Vanaki, Zohreh; Hajizadeh, Ebrahim; Grosse Holtforth, Martin; Cheragi, Fatemeh (2013). Health status assessment tool for the family member caregiver of patients with bipolar disorder: development and psychometric testing. Asian journal of psychiatry, 6(3):222-227.

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INTRODUCTION: The caregivers' health assessment requires the application of a valid instrument that provided based on their experiences about the health concept. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of the health assessment tool for family member caregivers' of patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: This study utilized mixed research. The specific validation processes used were: content and face validity, construct validity using factor analysis, reliability and internal consistency using test-retest reliability and Cronbach's alpha correlation coefficient. RESULTS: The exploratory factor analysis revealed ten factors: safe life with peace, maintaining physical health, painful emotions, psychological tolerance, maintaining physical-psychological potency, families and relatives support, health care system support, moral-financial support, maintaining social relationships, and worry over the label. The internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 95. Test-retest reliability of the questionnaire with interval time of two weeks was 0.93 (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Family caregivers' health assessment questionnaire with 75 items helped to determine family caregivers' health in different settings such as clinical settings, homes and research environments by health care providers.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The caregivers' health assessment requires the application of a valid instrument that provided based on their experiences about the health concept. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of the health assessment tool for family member caregivers' of patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: This study utilized mixed research. The specific validation processes used were: content and face validity, construct validity using factor analysis, reliability and internal consistency using test-retest reliability and Cronbach's alpha correlation coefficient. RESULTS: The exploratory factor analysis revealed ten factors: safe life with peace, maintaining physical health, painful emotions, psychological tolerance, maintaining physical-psychological potency, families and relatives support, health care system support, moral-financial support, maintaining social relationships, and worry over the label. The internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 95. Test-retest reliability of the questionnaire with interval time of two weeks was 0.93 (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Family caregivers' health assessment questionnaire with 75 items helped to determine family caregivers' health in different settings such as clinical settings, homes and research environments by health care providers.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:04 Dec 2013 16:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:12
ISSN:1876-2026
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2012.12.013
PubMed ID:23642980

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