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Promoting and Measuring Family Caregiver Self-Efficacy in Caregiver-Physician Interactions
Social Work Faculty Scholarship
  • Crystal Dea Moore, Skidmore College
  • Kevin Cook
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  • caregivers,
  • self-efficacy,
  • health education,
  • Internet
This article describes the development of a 5-item scale that assesses family caregivers' self-efficacy in communicating with physicians about ill family members (Perceived Efficacy in Caregiver-Physician Interactions–PECPI) in the context of an evaluation study of an online training in health care communication skills for caregivers. A national sample of 197 self-identified family caregivers participated in an online webinar and completed a brief evaluation instrument before and immediately after the training. Results indicated that the webinar was effective in increasing perceived self-efficacy and self-reported knowledge about and level of preparation for medical visits. Principal component analysis indicates that the PECPI is unidimensional with a Cronbach's alpha of .91.
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Social Work in Health Care
Citation Information
Crystal Dea Moore and Kevin Cook. "Promoting and Measuring Family Caregiver Self-Efficacy in Caregiver-Physician Interactions" Vol. 50 Iss. 10 (2011)
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