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dc.contributor.authorAraújo, Odetepor
dc.contributor.authorLage, Isabelpor
dc.contributor.authorCabrita, Josépor
dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Laetitiapor
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T19:17:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-21T19:17:15Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.issn1471-6712por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/39621-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Informal caregivers provide a significant part of the total care needed by dependent older people poststroke. Although informal care is often the preferred option of those who provide and those who receive informal care, informal caregivers often report lack of preparation to take care of older dependent people. This article outlines the development and psychometric testing of informal caregivers’ skills when providing care to older people after a stroke – ECPICID-AVC. Design: Prospective psychometric instrument validation study. Methods: Eleven experts participated in a focus group in order to delineate, develop and validate the instrument. Data were gathered among adult informal caregivers (n = 186) living in the community in Northern Portugal from August 2013 to January 2014. Results: The 32-item scale describes several aspects of informal caregiver’s skills. The scale has eight factors: skill to feed/hydrate by nasogastric feeding, skill to assist the person in personal hygiene, skill to assist the person for transferring, skill to assist the person for positioning, skill to provide technical aids, skill to assist the person to use the toilet, skill to feed/hydrate and skill to provide technical aids for dressing/undressing. Analysis demonstrated adequate internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.83) and good temporal stability 0.988 (0.984–0.991). Conclusion: The psychometric properties of the measurement tool showed acceptable results allowing its implementation in clinical practice by the nursing community staff for evaluating practical skills in informal caregivers when providing care to older stroke survivors living at home.por
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported through the authors' involvement in the European Science Foundation Research Network Programme 'REFLECTION'-09-RNP-049 and funded by PhD programme from the Lisbon Nursing School (ESEL). No conflict of interest has been declared by the authors.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherWileypor
dc.rightsrestrictedAccesspor
dc.subjectPsychometricspor
dc.subjectReliabilitypor
dc.subjectValiditypor
dc.subjectInformal carepor
dc.subjectStrokepor
dc.subjectSelf-carepor
dc.subjectNursingpor
dc.subjectolder peoplepor
dc.titleDevelopment and psychometric properties of ECPICID-AVC to measure informal caregivers’ skills when caring for older stroke survivors at homepor
dc.typearticle-
dc.peerreviewedyespor
sdum.publicationstatusin publicationpor
oaire.citationStartPage821por
oaire.citationEndPage829por
oaire.citationIssue4por
oaire.citationTitleScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciencespor
oaire.citationVolume30por
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/scs.12291por
dc.identifier.pmid27028015por
dc.subject.fosCiências Médicas::Medicina Básicapor
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciencespor
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