Examining the psychometric properties of the Hindi version of Family Accommodation Scale-Self-Report (FAS-SR).

Abstract

CONTEXT Family accommodation (FA) is the phenomenon whereby caregivers assist or facilitate rituals or behaviours related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There is a need for a self-rated instrument to assess this construct in resource-strained clinical settings of India. AIM To explore the factor structure of Hindi version of Family Accommodation Scale-Self Rated version (FAS-SR) and compare its validity with the gold standard Family Accommodation Scale-Interviewer Rated (FAS-IR) scale. MATERIAL & METHODS The Hindi version of FAS-SR scale and FAS-IR scale was applied on 105 caregivers of patients with OCD. RESULTS The initial factor analysis yielded three-factor models with an eigenvalue of >1 and the total variance explained by these factors was 72.017%. The internal consistency of the 19-item scale was 0.93 indicating good inter-item correlation. There was a significant positive correlation between FAS-IR scale total score and all the factors of the FAS-SR Scale. The average measure ICC was 0.889 with a 95% confidence interval from 0.783 to 0.981 (F (62,84)=37.547, p<001) indicating high degree of reliability between the Hindi version of FAS-SR and the FAS-IR scale. CONCLUSIONS FAS-SR is a practical alternative to FAS-IR and has the potential to be used widely in an Indian setting.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.05.017

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@article{Mahapatra2017ExaminingTP, title={Examining the psychometric properties of the Hindi version of Family Accommodation Scale-Self-Report (FAS-SR).}, author={Ananya Mahapatra and R Gupta and Kuppili Pooja Patnaik and Raman Deep Pattanaik and Sudhir Kumar Khandelwal}, journal={Asian journal of psychiatry}, year={2017}, volume={29}, pages={166-171} }