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Validation of the Caregiving at Life’s End questionnaire
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2005)
  • Jennifer R Salmon, University of South Florida
  • Jung Kwak, University of South Florida
  • Kimberly D Acquaviva, The George Washington University
  • Kathleen A Egan
  • Katherine E Brandt
Abstract

The researchers in this study developed and validated a questionnaire to measure the needs of end-of-life (EOL) caregivers. The model is used to facilitate meaningful and supportive experiences for both the patient and caregiver. The questionnaire was developed using existing scales of meaning, self acceptance, burden, and gain as well as new scales of caregiver comfort, importance of caregiving tasks, and caregiver closure. The sample included 34 current and 17 bereaved caregivers affiliated with The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast. The scales performed well in terms of concurrent validity, internal consistency, and reliability.

Keywords
  • caregiver burden,
  • closure,
  • comfort,
  • end-of-life care,
  • hospice,
  • needs assessment,
  • questionnaire,
  • self-acceptance,
  • validation
Publication Date
May, 2005
Citation Information
Jennifer R Salmon, Jung Kwak, Kimberly D Acquaviva, Kathleen A Egan, et al.. "Validation of the Caregiving at Life’s End questionnaire" American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Vol. 22 Iss. 3 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberlyacquaviva/4/