Validation of the caregiving knowledge questionnaire-my: Measuring knowledge regarding positioning and feeding among Malaysian informal caregivers of stroke patients

Chai Eng Tan, Aznida F.Abdul Aziz, May Yin Hi, Nur Sarah A. Azmi, Nur Khairina Ishak, Fathin Alyaa Mohamad Farid, Mohammad Nazri Zulkafli

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Aim: The majority of caregivers for stroke patients in Malaysia are informal caregivers, although there are no valid tools to measure their knowledge regarding caregiving. Therefore, this study validated the Caregiving Knowledge Questionnaire (CKQ-My) as an assessment of Malaysian stroke caregivers' knowledge regarding patient positioning and feeding. Methods: Back-to-back translation was used to produce a bilingual version of the questionnaire. Hand drawings were used to replace photographs from the original questionnaire. Face validity and content validity were assessed, and construct validity was determined by comparing responses from informal caregivers, medical students, and primary care doctors. Finally, the internal consistencies of the subscales were determined. Results: Pretesting showed that the translated version was sufficiently easy to understand. Internal consistency for the positioning subscale (28 items, Cronbach's α = 0.70) and feeding subscale (15 items, Cronbach's α = 0.70) was good. Mean scores for the positioning subscale for caregivers (mean: 17.1 ± 3.9), medical students (mean: 18.9 ± 3.1), and doctors (mean 21.5 ± 2.2) were significantly different (F = 5.28, P ' = 0.011). Mean scores for the feeding subscale for caregivers (mean 13.1 ± 2.5), medical students (mean 16.1 ± 1.9), and doctors (mean 16.1 ± 2.4) also differed significantly (F = 6.217, P = 0.006). Conclusions: CKQ-My has good internal consistency and construct validity for the subscales measuring stroke caregivers' knowledge about positioning and feeding of stroke patients. It has potential as an assessment of effectiveness of caregiver training and for future studies on long-term stroke outcomes in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-410
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Palliative Care
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

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Medical Students
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Patient Positioning
Surveys and Questionnaires
Reproducibility of Results
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Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • health knowledge
  • home nursing
  • stroke
  • validation studies

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Validation of the caregiving knowledge questionnaire-my : Measuring knowledge regarding positioning and feeding among Malaysian informal caregivers of stroke patients. / Tan, Chai Eng; Aziz, Aznida F.Abdul; Hi, May Yin; Azmi, Nur Sarah A.; Ishak, Nur Khairina; Farid, Fathin Alyaa Mohamad; Zulkafli, Mohammad Nazri.

In: Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 24, No. 4, 01.10.2018, p. 406-410.

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Tan, Chai Eng ; Aziz, Aznida F.Abdul ; Hi, May Yin ; Azmi, Nur Sarah A. ; Ishak, Nur Khairina ; Farid, Fathin Alyaa Mohamad ; Zulkafli, Mohammad Nazri. / Validation of the caregiving knowledge questionnaire-my : Measuring knowledge regarding positioning and feeding among Malaysian informal caregivers of stroke patients. In: Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 406-410.
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