Reliability, validity and relevance of needs assessment instruments for informal dementia caregivers: a psychometric systematic review protocol


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Abstract

Review question/objective:The objective of this psychometric review is to identify needs assessment instruments for informal dementia caregivers which are:Reliable and valid in measuring the needs of informal dementia caregiversRelevant for clinical practice, research and informal caregiversMore specifically, the aim is to present an overview and an evaluation of the available needs assessment instruments, including: i) their psychometrics (reliability and validity) when available, and ii) their relevance according to the instrument characteristics, namely, their purpose, application method, administration burden, number of items and domain structure.

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