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Assessing informal caregivers' experiences: a qualitative and psychometric evaluation of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment Scale.
Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1876-213X
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 17, no 2, 189-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the aim to evaluate the Swedish version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment Scale (CRA), informal caregivers (n = 209) to individuals with a malignant disease, dementia or a physical impairment were recruited. The CRA was developed in the USA and is a self-rating questionnaire consisting of five subscales, measuring family members' reactions to the experience of caring for a relative with mental or physical illnesses. Data were analysed using psychometric and qualitative methods. Findings indicated good internal consistency, and a factor analysis confirmed the structure with five subscales; however, an overlap of items between the subscales was found. A content analysis of respondents' comments indicated that there were problems due to presuppositions inherent in the questions and with the meaning of words. Problems regarding inclusion/exclusion aspects in some concepts were also found. Two aspects of caregiver reactions were found to be missing or only partly covered: worrying and positive experiences. Results from this study suggest that the Swedish version is useful for assessment of caregiver reactions but needs further refinement.

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2008. Vol. 17, no 2, 189-99 p.
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16840DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00833.xPubMedID: 18302657OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-16840DiVA: diva2:533785
Available from: 2012-06-14 Created: 2012-01-16 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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Stockholm: Universitetsservice US-AB, 2008
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Nursing
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Health and Caring Sciences, Nursing
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urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19964 (URN)978-91-7357-518-8 (ISBN)
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2008-03-14, H01 Röd Zanderska huset, Alfred Nobels Allé 23, Huddinge, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2012-10-09 Created: 2012-06-14 Last updated: 2016-04-18Bibliographically approved

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