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Psychometric Evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale Among Chinese Family Caregivers

Cheng, Ho Yu PhD, RN/RNP, PgD1; Chair, Sek Ying PhD, RN1; Chau, Janita Pak-Chun PhD, RN1

doi: 10.1002/rnj.207
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Purpose: The aim of the study was to develop a Chinese version of the Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS) and evaluate its psychometric properties.

Design: A multicenter, cross-sectional study design.

Methods: Brislin’s translation method was used to translate the CCS into Chinese. Its psychometric properties were tested with 118 Chinese family caregivers of stroke survivors.

Findings: The Chinese version of the Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS-C) demonstrated adequate internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = .81) and stability (weighted kappa statistics: .67–.78). Convergent and discriminative validities were supported by a significant correlation between the CCS-C and the General Self-Efficacy Scale scores (r = .46, p < .01) and a significant difference in the CCS-C scores between depressed and nondepressed caregivers (p = .03), respectively.

Conclusions: Study results suggested that the CCS-C could be a valid and reliable self-reported instrument for family caregivers of Chinese stroke survivors.

Clinical Relevance: This scale can be used to evaluate the caregiving competence of stroke caregivers in nursing research and in clinical settings.

1 The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Correspondence: Ho Yu Cheng, The Nethersole School of Nursing, 8/F, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. E-mail: hycheng@cuhk.edu.hk

Accepted November 22, 2014.

Cite this article as: Cheng, H. Y., Chair, S. Y.,& Chau, J. &. (2017). Psychometric evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale among Chinese family caregivers. Rehabilitation Nursing, 42(3), 157–163. doi: 10.1002/rnj.207

© 2017 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
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