Psychometric Testing of the Italian and French Care Dependency Scale in Swiss Hospitals.

Zürcher, Simeon Joel; Vangelooven, Christa; Borter, Natalie; Schnyder, Daniel; Hahn, Sabine (2016). Psychometric Testing of the Italian and French Care Dependency Scale in Swiss Hospitals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(12), pp. 3207-3215. Wiley-Blackwell - STM 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:

School of Health Professions

Name:

Zürcher, Simeon Joel;
Vangelooven, Christa;
Borter, Natalie;
Schnyder, Daniel and
Hahn, Sabine0000-0002-2697-2014

ISSN:

0309-2402

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell - STM

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

17 Dec 2019 11:14

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jan.13077

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6129

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6129

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