A psychometric evaluation of the caregiver contribution to self-care of heart failure index in a Thai population

Srisuk, Nittaya, Wichit, Nutchanath, Thompson, David. R and Ski, Chantal (2021) A psychometric evaluation of the caregiver contribution to self-care of heart failure index in a Thai population. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 19 (177). ISSN 1477-7525

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Abstract

Background
Caregivers are major contributor to the self-care of patients with heart failure. The Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (CC-SCHFI) measures these contributions across three scales: self-care maintenance (symptom monitoring and treatment adherence); self-care management (dealing with symptoms); and confidence in contributing to the self-care (self-efficacy in managing self-care) of patients with heart failure. Informal caregivers play a vital role in supporting family members with heart failure in Thailand, yet no validated tool exists to measure their contribution. We examined the psychometric properties of the CC-SCHFI in a Thai population.

Methods
The CC-SCHFI was translated into Thai using a standard forward and backward translation procedure. A cross-sectional design was used to examine the psychometric properties of the Thai version of the CC-SCHFI in 100 family caregivers of heart failure patients in Southern Thailand. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess construct validity, and factor score determinacy coefficients were computed to evaluate internal consistency reliability.

Results
The Thai version of the CC-SCHFI demonstrated acceptable internal consistency (composite reliability of each scale ranged from 0.76 to 0.99). Reliability estimates were adequate for each scale (McDonald’s omega ranged from 0.75 to 0.96). Confirmatory factor analysis supported the original factor structure of the instrument, with good fit indices for all three scales (comparative fit index = 0.98–1.00; root-mean-square error of approximation = 0.00–0.07).

Conclusions
The Thai version of the CC-SCHFI appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring caregiver contributions to self-care maintenance and self-care management as well as contributing to caregiver confidence in the self-care of Thai heart failure patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychometric evaluation, caregiver contribution to self-care to heart failure index, Thai, translation, reliability, validity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 11:42
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 11:42
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1908

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