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Adapting instruments for caregiver research in elderly Japanese American women

TitleAdapting instruments for caregiver research in elderly Japanese American women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsTrockman, CT, Murdaugh, C, Kadohiro, JK, Petrovitch, H, Curb, J, White, L
JournalJournal of Cross Cultural GerontologyJournal of Cross Cultural Gerontology
Date PublishedJul
ISBN Number0169-3816<br/>1573-0719
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1997-42806-001
Keywords*Caregiver Burden, *Caregivers, *Japanese Cultural Groups, *Measurement, *Quality of Life, cultural adaptation of instrument to assess caregiver burden & quality of life, elderly Japanese American women caregivers, Hawaii, Home Care & Hospice [3375], Human Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Thirties (30-39 yrs) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Human Females, Sociocultural Factors, Tests & Testing [2220], us
AbstractThis paper discusses instrumentation issues which influence the assessment of information in elderly women of Japanese descent who are caregivers to persons with dementia. Twelve instruments developed and tested in US mainland populations were adapted for 195 elderly Japanese Americans in Hawaii to assess caregiver burden and quality of life. Data from interviews focused on semantic, content, technical, criterion and conceptual equivalence. Potential approaches to adapt instruments for diverse cultures are suggested. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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