Linda R. Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an associate professor and the associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, University of Arizona.
Developing and testing the beliefs about caregiving scale
Article first published online: 23 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1989 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 12, Issue 4, pages 207–220, August 1989
How to Cite
Phillips, L. R., Rempusheski, V. F. and Morrison, E. (1989), Developing and testing the beliefs about caregiving scale. Res. Nurs. Health, 12: 207–220. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770120403
- Issue published online: 23 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 23 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JAN 1989
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JAN 1989
- Manuscript Received: 8 JUN 1988
Four studies were conducted to refine and test a newly developed instrument designed to identify caregivers who are at high risk for providing poor-quality care to a dependent elder in the home: the Beliefs About Caregiving Scale (BACS). The BACS was tested for internal consistency, stability, and construct validity. Results suggest strong evidence for internal consistency and for construct validity using the multitrait method as well as moderate evidence for construct validity using predictive modeling. Although further refinements are required, initial tests suggest that the BACS is potentially useful for both research and clinical applications.