Psychometric testing of the Italian and French versions of the Care Dependency Scale

Zürcher, Simeon Joel; Vangelooven, Christa; Borter, Natalie; Schnyder, Daniel; Hahn, Sabine (2016). Psychometric testing of the Italian and French versions of the Care Dependency Scale. Journal of advanced nursing, 72(12), pp. 3207-3215. Wiley 10.1111/jan.13077

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Aim: The aim of this study was to test psychometrically the Italian and French versions of the Care Dependency Scale. Background: The Care Dependency Scale assesses changes in patients’ level of care dependency including important functional and mental dimensions. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Italian version is still ongoing. The French version has to date not been validated. Design: Nationwide cross-sectional point prevalence study. Method: Data were extracted from the national, annual prevalence survey of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and inpatient falls in Swiss acute care hospitals in 2011. A total of 799 Italian and 1068 French-speaking patients were included in the analysis. For the evaluation, the psychometric properties were tested for each language both separately and conjointly. Results: The scales revealed high internal consistency. Factor analysis presented a one-factor solution for both versions separately as well as combined. Comparison of internal structure revealed an excellent degree of equivalence between the versions. Highly significant Spearman correlations between the Care Dependency Scale and the Braden Scale sum scores indicated satisfactory criterion validity. Conclusion: Both the Italian and the French versions of the Care Dependency Scale showed satisfactory psychometric properties and a high level of equivalence. Further psychometric testing, using modern test theory approaches, is required. However, the scale is recommended as a valid instrument for further use in Italian and French.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Personality Psychology, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics

UniBE Contributor:

Borter, Natalie

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1365-2648

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Dubler

Date Deposited:

21 Jun 2017 08:15

Last Modified:

08 Mar 2019 07:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jan.13077

PubMed ID:

27434620

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.95825

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/95825

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