A number of studies indicated that self-efficacy (SE) is an important variable which influences the relationship between stressful situations and distress. These studies demonstrated the positive effect of self-efficacy on burden and depression. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the Italian validation of the Revised Scale of Caregiving Self-Efficacy of Steffen and coworkers (2602). Two hundred-thirteen primary caregivers of Alzheimer patients, participated in the study. Of these 40,8% were males (mean age = 66 years old; SD = 13,73) and 59,2% were females (mean age = 62 years old; SD = 14,56). Participants filled in a questionnaire at time one (TI), after 3 months (T2) and after a, year (T3). The questionnaire included the Italian version of Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy, Specifically translated for this study, the Geriatric Depression Scale (Yesavage et al. 1983) and the Italian version of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (Ferrario, 2003). The principal components analysis yielded a three-factor solution (SE-obtaing Respite; SE-Controlling Upsetting Thoughts; SE-Responding to Disruptive Patient Behaviors) as in the original version of the scale. These dimensions were negatively correlated with the burden and depression scores. Regression analyses considering as outcome variables the Burden and the Depression scores at T2 and at T3 confirmed the predictive validity of the scale. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

A number of studies indicated that self-efficacy (SE) is an important variable which influences the relationship between stressful situations and distress. These studies demonstrated the positive effect of self-efficacy on burden and depression. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the Italian validation of the Revised Scale of Caregiving Self-Efficacy of Steffen and coworkers (2602). Two hundred-thirteen primary caregivers of Alzheimer patients, participated in the study. Of these 40,8% were males (mean age = 66 years old; SD = 13,73) and 59,2% were females (mean age = 62 years old; SD = 14,56). Participants filled in a questionnaire at time one (TI), after 3 months (T2) and after a, year (T3). The questionnaire included the Italian version of Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy, Specifically translated for this study, the Geriatric Depression Scale (Yesavage et al. 1983) and the Italian version of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (Ferrario, 2003). The principal components analysis yielded a three-factor solution (SE-obtaing Respite; SE-Controlling Upsetting Thoughts; SE-Responding to Disruptive Patient Behaviors) as in the original version of the scale. These dimensions were negatively correlated with the burden and depression scores. Regression analyses considering as outcome variables the Burden and the Depression scores at T2 and at T3 confirmed the predictive validity of the scale

Validazione italiana della Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy: un contributo preliminare basato su un campione di caregiver di familiari con Alzheimer / Grano, Caterina; Lucidi, Fabio; B., Crisci; Violani, Cristiano. - In: RASSEGNA DI PSICOLOGIA. - ISSN 1974-4854. - 30:3(2013), pp. 9-30.

Validazione italiana della Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy: un contributo preliminare basato su un campione di caregiver di familiari con Alzheimer

GRANO, Caterina;LUCIDI, Fabio;VIOLANI, Cristiano
2013

Abstract

A number of studies indicated that self-efficacy (SE) is an important variable which influences the relationship between stressful situations and distress. These studies demonstrated the positive effect of self-efficacy on burden and depression. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the Italian validation of the Revised Scale of Caregiving Self-Efficacy of Steffen and coworkers (2602). Two hundred-thirteen primary caregivers of Alzheimer patients, participated in the study. Of these 40,8% were males (mean age = 66 years old; SD = 13,73) and 59,2% were females (mean age = 62 years old; SD = 14,56). Participants filled in a questionnaire at time one (TI), after 3 months (T2) and after a, year (T3). The questionnaire included the Italian version of Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy, Specifically translated for this study, the Geriatric Depression Scale (Yesavage et al. 1983) and the Italian version of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (Ferrario, 2003). The principal components analysis yielded a three-factor solution (SE-obtaing Respite; SE-Controlling Upsetting Thoughts; SE-Responding to Disruptive Patient Behaviors) as in the original version of the scale. These dimensions were negatively correlated with the burden and depression scores. Regression analyses considering as outcome variables the Burden and the Depression scores at T2 and at T3 confirmed the predictive validity of the scale
A number of studies indicated that self-efficacy (SE) is an important variable which influences the relationship between stressful situations and distress. These studies demonstrated the positive effect of self-efficacy on burden and depression. The aim of the present study is to contribute to the Italian validation of the Revised Scale of Caregiving Self-Efficacy of Steffen and coworkers (2602). Two hundred-thirteen primary caregivers of Alzheimer patients, participated in the study. Of these 40,8% were males (mean age = 66 years old; SD = 13,73) and 59,2% were females (mean age = 62 years old; SD = 14,56). Participants filled in a questionnaire at time one (TI), after 3 months (T2) and after a, year (T3). The questionnaire included the Italian version of Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy, Specifically translated for this study, the Geriatric Depression Scale (Yesavage et al. 1983) and the Italian version of the Screen for Caregiver Burden (Ferrario, 2003). The principal components analysis yielded a three-factor solution (SE-obtaing Respite; SE-Controlling Upsetting Thoughts; SE-Responding to Disruptive Patient Behaviors) as in the original version of the scale. These dimensions were negatively correlated with the burden and depression scores. Regression analyses considering as outcome variables the Burden and the Depression scores at T2 and at T3 confirmed the predictive validity of the scale. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
Revised Scale of Caregiving Self-Efficacy-Italian Version; predictive validity; principal components analysis; caregivers; family members; Alzheimer patient
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Validazione italiana della Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy: un contributo preliminare basato su un campione di caregiver di familiari con Alzheimer / Grano, Caterina; Lucidi, Fabio; B., Crisci; Violani, Cristiano. - In: RASSEGNA DI PSICOLOGIA. - ISSN 1974-4854. - 30:3(2013), pp. 9-30.
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