Volume 17, Issue 3 (Fall 2011)                   IJPCP 2011, 17(3): 226-231 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , ymottaghipour@gmail.com
2- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Center for Behavioral Science Studies and Psychiatry Department
3- Roozbeh Hospital
4- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (7270 Views)

Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the cultural adaptation, validity and reliability of the Persian version of Experience of Caregiving Inventory (ECI) in families of patients with severe mental disorders. Method: After the translation and cultural adaptation of ECI, 225 family members of patients with severe mental disorders completed the ECI, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and a demographic questionnaire. The Split half test was used to assess reliability. To determine internal consistency, Cronbach’s alpha test and the concurrent validity was calculated by Pearson’s correlation between the GHQ-28 and the ECI total negative score. Results: Reliability of the Inventory as assessed by the Spearman-Brown correlation coefficient was 0.80. The range of the Cronbach’s alpha for each subscale, total negative score and total positive score was 0.51 to 0.90. Pearson’s correlation between the GHQ-28 score and the total negative score was 0.37 (p<0.01).  Conclusion:  The Persian version of the ECI has good reliability and validity for family members of patients with severe mental disorders.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2012/03/10