Original Article

Adaptation and Psychometric Testing for Turkish of the Caregiver Competence Scale

10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.4152

  • Yasemin DEMİR AVCI
  • Sebahat GÖZÜM

Received Date: 06.02.2020 Accepted Date: 02.12.2020 Bezmialem Science 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub]

Objective:

The purpose of this study was to adapt to Turkish and assess the cultural and psychometric properties Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS).

Methods:

CCS-Turkish form (CCS-TR) was tested in a sample of 337 family caregivers of stroke patients. Explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out for construct validity. Item-total score correlations, Cronbach’s Alpha value, and split-half test were calculated for reliability. The score of the scale was 4-16 points.

Results:

The mean age of the caregivers was found to be 47.48±14.52 whereas the mean age of the stroke patients was found to be 70.34±12.04. According to the expert opinion, the content validity index score of the scale (S-CVI) was .83. As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, it was found that the single factor structure revealed a good fit. It was noted that the Cronbach’s Alpha value was .83 whereas the split-half reliability value was r:.82. The total score of the scale was determined as 11.5±1.74.

Conclusion:

Validity and reliability values of the CCS-TR were found to be high in the study. It has revealed that the scale can be used safely. The presence of CCS in different languages provided an advantage for conducting comparative studies.

Keywords: Caregiving competence, caregiver, validity and reliability, Turkish