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A Validity Study of Malay-translated Version of the Modified Caregivers Strain Index Questionnaire (M-CSI-M)


Ramasamy, Mohan S. and Ibrahim, Rahimah and Madon, Zainal and Arshat, Zarinah (2017) A Validity Study of Malay-translated Version of the Modified Caregivers Strain Index Questionnaire (M-CSI-M). In: 2nd International Research Conference on Economics Business and Social Sciences, 11-12 July 2017, Park Royal Hotel Penang Malaysia.

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Abstract

Objectives The diversity of the population of the world suggests a great need for validated cross cultural survey instruments or scales.Health care professionals should have access to reliable sources and valid concepts of interest in their own cultures and languages to provide quality patient care.Therefore, the aims of this study were to translate the Modified Caregiver Strain Index (M-CSI) in the national language of Malaysia.Also to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Malay-translated version of Modified Caregiver Strain Index (M-CSI-M).Methods Instrument was translated forward and rearward through the translation strategy, reconciled by a panel, and verified by the Malaysian Institute of Translation & books as experts of content.After methodological approaches for the translation, adaptation and transcultural validation of Modified Caregiver Strain Index (M-CSI).The latest version of Malaysia was administered to 50 informal care providers of dependent elderly with the Parkinson’s disease, at the Association of Parkinson Malaysia (MPDA) and University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre in May 2017.Results The Malaysians Modified Caregiver Strain Index (M-CSI-M) has a good face validity and content, as well as inner consistency (Cronbach’s alpha 0.75).In conclusion, the M-CSI-M is a reliable tool for the evaluation of caregiving strain levels experienced by informal care providers in Malaysia.M-CSI-M is recommended as a brief and valid measurement that can be used by doctors, counselors, social workers and psychologists to locate the caregiving strain levels of the informal care providers of dependent elderly in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN-2523-1537 Cover and Layout: Sobia Nasir, Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Distributed by: School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Pakistan (www.bzu.edu.pk) Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy (www.globalcsrc.org) School of Economics Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia (www.sefb.uum.edu.my)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Informal care providers, caregiving strain, validation, modified caregiver strain index (m-csi), national language of Malaysia (bahasa melayu)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 07:13
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 07:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24832

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