The reliability of Malay version of parenting stress index-short form (PSI-SF) among caregivers of individuals with learning disabilities

Alwi Nazurah, Dzalani Harun, Baharudin Omar, Mahadir Ahmad, Joseph Henry Leonard

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Introduction: Care demands faced by parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) can cause significant stress to them. The parenting stress index-short form (PSI-SF) questionnaire is a widely used instrument to measure parental stress. Cross-cultural translation of PSI-SF takes place to cater the different population around the world. Recently, a cross-cultural translation was implemented in the Malay language. The Malay version of the PSI-SF was developed and tested for psychometric properties among caregivers of individual with LD. Aim: The main aim of this study was to examine the reliability and internal consistency of the Malay version of PSI-SF. Material and methods: PSI-SF in English version was translated into Malay language. Back translation, comparison and modification were executed to obtain PSI-SF in Malay version. A total of 30 caregivers who handle individuals with LD were surveyed to evaluate the reliability of PSI-SF in the Malay version. Results and discussion: The reliability of PSI-SF in the Malay version was good with Cronbach's α = 0.944. The internal consistency on subscale of PSI-SF such as parental distress, parent-child dysfunction and difficult child also scored a high internal consistency with value 0.90, 0.82, and 0.87 respectively. Conclusions: The Malay version of the PSI-SF is a reliable questionnaire to evaluate the level of stress among the caregivers of children with LD.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPolish Annals of Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Jul 2015

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Learning Disorders
Parenting
Caregivers
Disabled Children
Language
Psychometrics
Parents

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Families
  • Learning disability
  • Parental stress
  • Reliability

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  • Medicine(all)

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