The Dutch Care Dependency Scale, an instrument for the assessment of a patient's care dependency, has been translated into German. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the German version of the scale. The 15-item scale has been developed for the use in nursing homes. Data were collected from 81 people living in nursing homes in Berlin, Germany. The sample was measured three times. Cronbach's alpha was 0.94. Interrater and intrarater reliability revealed moderate to substantial Kappa statistics. As the results of this study were satisfying, positive recommendations regarding the suitability of the German version of the Care Dependency Scale for use in nursing homes could be made. However, further psychometric testing of the scale is recommended.
|Translated title of the contribution||Care dependency in nursing homes - A psychometric study|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 08.2003|