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A psychometric appraisal of positive psychology outcome measures in use with carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review

A psychometric appraisal of positive psychology outcome measures in use with carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review

Pione, Richard D., Spector, Aimee, Cartwright, Anna V. and Stoner, Charlotte R. ORCID: 0000-0002-1536-4347 (2020) A psychometric appraisal of positive psychology outcome measures in use with carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review. International psychogeriatrics, 33 (4). pp. 385-404. ISSN 1041-6102 (Print), 1741-203X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610220003464)

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Abstract

Objectives:
This review aimed (i) to identify all positive psychology measures in use with family carers and (ii) to determine their psychometric properties.

Design:
Literature searches were made in Ovid MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and Web of Science. The identified measures were then subjected to analysis via an established quality appraisal tool.

Results:
Twenty-five instruments representing the positive psychology constructs of resilience, self-efficacy, and positive aspects to caregiving were found. Two reviewers independently evaluated the measures using the quality appraisal tool. The Gain in Alzheimer Care Instrument, the Resilience Scale, and the Caregiver Efficacy Scale were found to be the highest scoring measures within their respective constructs.

Conclusions:
Although some robust instruments were identified, there were numerous examples of important psychometric properties not being evidenced in development papers. Future researchers and clinicians should administer evidence-based outcome measures with adequate psychometric properties representing positive and negative constructs to obtain a comprehensive picture of a person's well-being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: instrument, supportive other, resilience, self-efficacy, postive aspects of caregiving
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 11:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30055

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