Psychometric Evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale Among Chinese Family Caregivers
The aim of the study was to develop a Chinese version of the Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS) and evaluate its psychometric properties.Design:
A multicenter, cross-sectional study design.Methods:
Brislin’s translation method was used to translate the CCS into Chinese. Its psychometric properties were tested with 118 Chinese family caregivers of stroke survivors.Findings:
The Chinese version of the Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS-C) demonstrated adequate internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = .81) and stability (weighted kappa statistics: .67–.78). Convergent and discriminative validities were supported by a significant correlation between the CCS-C and the General Self-Efficacy Scale scores (r = .46, p < .01) and a significant difference in the CCS-C scores between depressed and nondepressed caregivers (p = .03), respectively.Conclusions:
Study results suggested that the CCS-C could be a valid and reliable self-reported instrument for family caregivers of Chinese stroke survivors.Clinical Relevance:
This scale can be used to evaluate the caregiving competence of stroke caregivers in nursing research and in clinical settings.