Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment
Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2011 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 65, Issue 3, pages 254–263, April 2011
How to Cite
Ge, C., Yang, X., Fu, J., Chang, Y., Wei, J., Zhang, F., Nutifafa, A. E. and Wang, L. (2011), Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 65: 254–263. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02200.x
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2011
- Received 21 April 2010; revised 16 January 2011; accepted , 23 January 2011.
- Caregiver Reaction Assessment;
- family caregivers;
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment, as part of a psychosocial study among family caregivers of cancer patients.
Methods: Participants were derived from the Second Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang, China. The research established the internal consistent reliability, test–retest reliability and construct validity.
Results: The research comprised 400 family caregivers. The Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment showed adequate internal consistency reliability, test–retest reliability and appropriate construct validity. After adjusting items 4, 8, 15 and 18, confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the five new factors of the Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment had goodness of fit.
Conclusions: These findings suggest that the Chinese version of the Caregiver Reaction Assessment is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring specific aspects of the caregiving experience in the Chinese population.