Requests for the J-CPAT: Sumiko Kanegae, MD, MPH, Department of General Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 1-1, 5-chome, Nabeshima, Saga, 849-8501 Japan.
Development of a Japanese Version of the Care Planning Assessment Tool
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2009
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Australasian Journal on Ageing
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 27–32, March 2010
How to Cite
Kanegae, S., Koizumi, S., Fleming, R., Ichimaru, N. and Nagashio, T. (2010), Development of a Japanese Version of the Care Planning Assessment Tool. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29: 27–32. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00379.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2009
- aged care;
- care planning;
Aim: To develop a Japanese version of the Care Planning Assessment Tool (J-CPAT), originally developed in Australia as a comprehensive assessment of people with dementia.
Methods: The process of adapting the CPAT into Japanese included translation into Japanese, assessment of item comprehension, and a validity and reliability study. The J-CPAT is composed of eight domains: Communication, physical problems, self-help skills, confusion, behaviour, social interaction, psychiatric observations and carer dependency. The participants were 199 aged care clients. Measures were the J-CPAT, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Care Levels used in the Long-term Care Insurance scheme.
Results: Cronbach's alpha values in each J-CPAT domain were 0.74–0.95. The correlation coefficient between the score of Confusion and MMSE was −0.90, and those between physical problems, self-help skills, carer dependency in the J-CPAT, and care level were 0.70, 0.75 and 0.67.
Conclusions: The J-CPAT appears to be a reliable and valid tool for care planning in Japan.