Development and Psychometric Testing of a Chinese Version of the Caregiver Burden Index for Parents of Children With Allergies

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Abstract

Background

No specific instrument has thus far been developed for measuring the caregiver burden perceived by parents of children with allergies (CWA).

Objectives

To determine the psychometric properties of the Caregiver Burden Index (CBI).

Methods

A mixed-methods design was adopted to evaluate the psychometric properties of the scale.

Results

The content validity index was 0.89, and the internal consistency was high with a coefficient alpha of 0.98. Three factors were extracted after exploratory factor analysis.

Conclusion

The study findings suggest that the CBI has sufficient reliability and validity to evaluate the caregiver burden of parents of CWA.

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