The Internal Reliability of Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (F-COPES) in Malay version among caregivers of individual with learning disabilities

N. Alwi, Dzalani Harun, Baharudin Omar, Mahadir Ahmad, M. Zagan, J. H. Leonard

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Objective. Caregivers face challenges to adapt while handling individual with learning disabilities (LD). The Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (F- COPES) is a widely used instrument to measure coping strategies among caregivers. The current study performed cross cultural translation of F- COPES in Malay language. This study aims to examine the reliability by testing internal consistency of Malay version of F- COPES which is developed through back to back translation method from original English version. Materials and Methods. The Malay version of F- COPES was administered among 30 caregivers. Results. The reliabilityty of F-F-COPES in Malay version is good with Cronbach's alpha coefficient value of 0.79. The internal consistency on sub domains of F- COPES such as reframing, acquiring social support and seeking spiritual support also acceptable with Cronbach's alpha values 0.67, 0.74, and 0.80, respectively. Conclusion. The Malay version of F-F-COPES is a reliable tool to evaluate the coping strategies adopted by the caregivers of individual with LD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume166
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Care givers
  • Coping skill
  • F-COPES
  • Families
  • Learning disabilityderstanding
  • Reliability

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The Internal Reliability of Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale (F-COPES) in Malay version among caregivers of individual with learning disabilities. / Alwi, N.; Harun, Dzalani; Omar, Baharudin; Ahmad, Mahadir; Zagan, M.; Leonard, J. H.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 166, No. 6, 2015, p. 361-364.

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