Schlomann, Anna, Schacke, Claudia, Leipold, Bernhard and Zank, Susanne (2021). Berlin Inventory of Caregiver Stress - Dementia (BICS-D). Gerontologist, 61 (5). S. E173 - 12. CARY: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. ISSN 1758-5341

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent and family caregivers have been providing most of the care for persons with dementia. This caregiving is a mentally and physically demanding task. The Berlin Inventory of Caregiver Stress-Dementia (BICS-D) is a theory driven, multidimensional assessment which was developed as part of the Longitudinal Dementia Caregiver Stress Study (LEANDER). Research Design and Methods: The inventory consists of 25 subscales with a total of 121 items. Analyses of the psychometric properties of the inventory were based on responses from 594 caregivers. Results: Factor analyses confirm the multidimensionality of the inventory. The reliabilities of the subscales (Cronbach's a) are between .72 and .95. Validity and sensitivity of the inventory were also confirmed. Differing patterns of burden could be demonstrated for different relatives (partners, children, and daughters-in-law) as well as for different degrees of severity of dementia. Discussion and Implications: The scores derived for the instrument have support for reliability and validity, and sensitivity to change. It is suitable for the differential measurement of burden experienced by different subgroups of caregivers as well as for the evaluation of interventions. The different subscales of the battery can also be used separately, depending on the study's objectives.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Schlomann, AnnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schacke, ClaudiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leipold, BernhardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zank, SusanneUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-577391
DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnz195
Journal or Publication Title: Gerontologist
Volume: 61
Number: 5
Page Range: S. E173 - 12
Date: 2021
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
Place of Publication: CARY
ISSN: 1758-5341
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
INTERVENTION RESEARCH; DAY-CARE; BURDEN; PEOPLE; HEALTHMultiple languages
GerontologyMultiple languages
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/57739

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