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Testing the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of Dementia Management Strategies Scale

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
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Title
Testing the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of Dementia Management Strategies Scale
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s85610
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Wai Tong Chien

Abstract

Caregiving stress and burden are universal phenomena among family caregivers of people with dementia. Family caregivers who adopted adaptive management strategies in dementia care could alleviate their own distress and the progression of neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. An understanding about the management strategies used by these caregivers in caring for their relatives with dementia would be crucial to family services in dementia care. This study aimed to validate a Chinese version of Dementia Management Strategies Scale (DMSS) in family caregivers of Hong Kong Chinese people with dementia. Face and content validity, semantic equivalence, and test-retest reliability of the translated Chinese version of 34-item DMSS were examined. A random sample of 211 family caregivers and their relatives with dementia were then recruited to identify the factor structure of the Chinese version by exploratory factor analysis followed by varimax rotation and assess its internal consistency. Reproductibility and responsiveness of the scale to changes in neuropsychiatric symptoms were also examined over a 6-month interval. Results indicated that the Chinese version of DMSS indicated very satisfactory content validity, semantic equivalence with the original English version, and test-retest reliability. Factor analysis showed that 32 items of the Chinese version had substantial loadings on one of the three identified factors ("Criticism toward older relative", "Showing encouragement", and "Active management strategies"), explaining 72.4% of the total variance. The three-factor Chinese version also indicated good internal consistency of its three subscales (Cronbach's α=0.86-0.90) and satisfactory reproducibility over 6 months (intraclass correlation coefficients =0.85-0.89). Furthermore, the Chinese version demonstrated moderate effect sizes for detecting changes in symptom severity of dementia (Cohen's d=0.50-0.60). This study provides evidence on the sound psychometric properties of the Chinese version of DMSS to measure the levels of management strategies in family caregivers of people with dementia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 19%
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Other 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 19%
Mathematics 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 October 2018.
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#4,046,729
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#590
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#63,107
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#26
of 110 outputs
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