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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Psychometric evaluation of the German version of a social support scale of FAFHES (family functioning, family health and social support)|
Mahrer Imhof, Romy
|Published in:||Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Wiley|
|Subjects:||Community care; Family caregiver; Involvement into care; Psychometrics; Questionnaire; Social support|
|Subject (DDC):||610.73: Nursing|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND: Family members often need to be supported in informal care of the elderly and desire to be involved into care planning and decision-making. Valid and reliable instruments are needed to measure how family members perceive the care and support they receive from nurses for older family members living at home. AIM: The purpose of this study was to translate the 20-item social support scale of the Family Functioning, Family Health and Social Support (FAFHES) questionnaire from English to German and test the validity and reliability of the scale among Swiss-German-speaking family caregivers of home-dwelling elderly people who receive home healthcare services. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to test the empirical and psychometric properties of the translated and culturally adapted version of the social support questionnaire. A factor analysis with the principal component analysis PCA was used to test construct validity. The internal consistency of items was measured with the Cronbach`s alpha coefficient. RESULTS: After a rigorous translation process the original 20-item questionnaire was adapted into a 19-item version and tested with family caregivers (n = 207) of home-dwelling elderly. Psychometric testing of the German version of the social support questionnaire revealed that the three factors - affirmation, affect and concrete aid - were congruent with the original questionnaire. The accounted variance was 79.5% and the internal consistency determined by the Cronbach's alpha was 0.973. CONCLUSION: The German version of the social support scale of the FAFHES questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument to assess family perceived support on three dimensions - affirmation, affect and concrete aid - received from nursing professionals. The questionnaire should be tested further in other German-speaking populations|
|Further description:||This is the peer reviewed version which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12700. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.|
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|Departement:||School of Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Nursing (IPF)|
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Ris, I., Schnepp, W., & Mahrer Imhof, R. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the German version of a social support scale of FAFHES (family functioning, family health and social support). Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(1), 34–43. https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12700
Ris, I., Schnepp, W. and Mahrer Imhof, R. (2019) ‘Psychometric evaluation of the German version of a social support scale of FAFHES (family functioning, family health and social support)’, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 34(1), pp. 34–43. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12700.
I. Ris, W. Schnepp, and R. Mahrer Imhof, “Psychometric evaluation of the German version of a social support scale of FAFHES (family functioning, family health and social support),” Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 34–43, 2019, doi: 10.1111/scs.12700.
Ris, Irène, et al. “Psychometric Evaluation of the German Version of a Social Support Scale of FAFHES (Family Functioning, Family Health and Social Support).” Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, vol. 34, no. 1, 2019, pp. 34–43, https://doi.org/10.1111/scs.12700.
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