Psychometric Evaluation of the Caregiving Competence Scale Among Chinese Family Caregivers

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The aim of the study was to develop a Chinese version of the Caregiving Competence Scale (CCS) and evaluate its psychometric properties.


A multicenter, cross-sectional study design.


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.


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.


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.

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