How frail elders evaluate their caregiver's role enactment: A scale to measure affection, skill, and attentiveness

Karen B. Tetz, Patricia G. Archbold, Barbara J. Stewart, Deborah Messecar, Mark C. Hornbrook, Stephanie A. Lucas

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    In this validity study, using factor analysis, the authors identified three dimensions (affection, skill, and attentiveness) of the Care Receiver View of Caregiver Role Enactment Scale, a self-report measure designed to elicit an elderly care receiver's evaluation of how well their family member carried out the role of caregiver. The scale is a revision of the Satisfaction With Caregiving Scale. This study was a secondary analysis of data from PREP: Family-based Care for Frail Older Persons. Care receiver mutuality was the variable most highly correlated with caregiver role enactment. Other variables related to good quality care were higher care receiver positive affect, better caregiver physical health, and lower caregiver role strain; husband caregivers were rated as giving poorer quality care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)251-275
    Number of pages25
    JournalJournal of Family Nursing
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006



    • Care receiver view of family care
    • Family caregiving
    • Frail elders
    • Instrument development
    • Quality of caregiver role enactment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Community and Home Care
    • Family Practice

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