Indian Journal of Cancer
Home  ICS  Feedback Subscribe Top cited articles Login 
Users Online :814
Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Navigate Here
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded305    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2013  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219-226

Assesment of the reactions of caregivers of a cancer patients: Valıdıty and reliability of the scale of "Your reactions helping your family member" in Turkısh society

1 Department of Oncology Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Nursing, Izmir- 35340, Turkey
2 Internal Medicine Nursing, Nursing Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, Izmir- 35100, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
O Ugur
Department of Oncology Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Nursing, Izmir- 35340
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.118738

Rights and Permissions

Background: This study has been descriptively designed in order to evaluate the validity and reliability of the scale of "Your Reactions to Helping Your Family Member" for Turkish society. The scale that was developed by Archbold and Steward in 1983 being applied at caregivers is included within Family Care Inventory. Materials and Methods: The scale which is adapted for Turkey was applied to 132 caregivers of cancer patients, who are family members, twice by face-to-face interview method. Sample of the study consists of 132 caregivers of cancer patients who had outpatient treatment in chemotherapy unit of a university hospital in İzmir. Quantitative and percentage Ugur and Fadiloglu tests were used in the analysis of descriptive data regarding caregivers, Kendall W analysis was used to assess content validity of the scale, Pearson's Product Moment Correlation was used for test-retest reliability of the scale and Cronbach Alpha Analysis was used for internal consistency. Results: Validity of the scale was determined by using Kendall's Coefficient of Concordance (W: 0.62, p > 0.05) and it was evaluated as there's no difference ofopinion among the experts. Test-retest reliability coefficient between the first and the second application of the scale was found - as. 88. Conclusions: The scale which is ascertained to be valid and reliable as a result of our study can be used to assess the reactions of caregivers of cancer patients during the care giving period in Turkish society.


Print this article     Email this article

  Site Map | What's new | Copyright and Disclaimer
  Online since 1st April '07
  © 2007 - Indian Journal of Cancer | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow