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Validity and reliability of the SF-36 administered to caregivers of patients with alzheimer's disease: evidence from a south american sample.
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009; 28(3):206-12.DG

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Being a caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer's disease is associated with impaired health status and declines in health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This paper evaluates the reliability and validity of the Argentinean version of the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

METHODS

Forty-eight caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients completed the SF-36, the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). Patients were evaluated for dementia severity using the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) and for cognitive status using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE).

RESULTS

The SF-36 scales demonstrated adequate-to-strong internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha range: 0.72 to 0.92). Correlations between the SF-36 scales and the ZBI were moderate to strong (range: -0.19 to -0.79, all p < 0.01 expect for physical function). Significant correlations between the SF-36 scales and the CDR, MMSE and NPI were lower (range: -0.30 to -0.40, p < 0.001) and strongest in mental health-related scales of the SF-36. The SF-36 demonstrated good factorial validity.

CONCLUSIONS

The Argentinean translation of the SF-36 is reliable and valid for use to measure the HRQoL of caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Memory Research Center, Department of Neurology, Zubizarreta General Hospital, GCBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19752555

Citation

Machnicki, Gerardo, et al. "Validity and Reliability of the SF-36 Administered to Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence From a South American Sample." Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, vol. 28, no. 3, 2009, pp. 206-12.
Machnicki G, Allegri RF, Ranalli CG, et al. Validity and reliability of the SF-36 administered to caregivers of patients with alzheimer's disease: evidence from a south american sample. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009;28(3):206-12.
Machnicki, G., Allegri, R. F., Ranalli, C. G., Serrano, C. M., Dillon, C., Wyrwich, K. W., & Taragano, F. E. (2009). Validity and reliability of the SF-36 administered to caregivers of patients with alzheimer's disease: evidence from a south american sample. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 28(3), 206-12. https://doi.org/10.1159/000236912
Machnicki G, et al. Validity and Reliability of the SF-36 Administered to Caregivers of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence From a South American Sample. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009;28(3):206-12. PubMed PMID: 19752555.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validity and reliability of the SF-36 administered to caregivers of patients with alzheimer's disease: evidence from a south american sample. AU - Machnicki,Gerardo, AU - Allegri,Ricardo F, AU - Ranalli,Cristina G, AU - Serrano,Cecilia M, AU - Dillon,Carol, AU - Wyrwich,Kathleen W, AU - Taragano,Fernando E, Y1 - 2009/09/12/ PY - 2009/05/20/accepted PY - 2009/9/16/entrez PY - 2009/9/16/pubmed PY - 2010/1/6/medline SP - 206 EP - 12 JF - Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders JO - Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord VL - 28 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Being a caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer's disease is associated with impaired health status and declines in health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This paper evaluates the reliability and validity of the Argentinean version of the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: Forty-eight caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients completed the SF-36, the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). Patients were evaluated for dementia severity using the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) and for cognitive status using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). RESULTS: The SF-36 scales demonstrated adequate-to-strong internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha range: 0.72 to 0.92). Correlations between the SF-36 scales and the ZBI were moderate to strong (range: -0.19 to -0.79, all p < 0.01 expect for physical function). Significant correlations between the SF-36 scales and the CDR, MMSE and NPI were lower (range: -0.30 to -0.40, p < 0.001) and strongest in mental health-related scales of the SF-36. The SF-36 demonstrated good factorial validity. CONCLUSIONS: The Argentinean translation of the SF-36 is reliable and valid for use to measure the HRQoL of caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. SN - 1421-9824 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19752555/Validity_and_reliability_of_the_SF_36_administered_to_caregivers_of_patients_with_alzheimer's_disease:_evidence_from_a_south_american_sample_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000236912 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -