Analysis of the reliability of the modified caregiver strain index.

@article{Thornton2003AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the reliability of the modified caregiver strain index.},
  author={Megan Thornton and Shirley S. Travis},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={S127-32}
}
OBJECTIVES The Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) is a 13-item index originally developed in the early 1980s to screen for caregiver strain after hospital discharge of an elderly family member. This study examined the reliability of a modified CSI for applications with contemporary long-term family caregivers. METHODS As part of a larger family caregiver study using focus groups, telephone interviews, and mailed surveys, test-retest procedures were included to examine the reliability of the… CONTINUE READING

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