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Translation and linguistic validation of the German Challenging Behaviour Scale for formal caregivers of people with dementia in nursing homes

Köller, Lena; Holle, Daniela; Köller, Lena; Moniz-Cook, Esme; Halek, Margareta

Authors

Lena Köller

Daniela Holle

Lena Köller

Professor Esme Moniz-Cook E.D.Moniz-Cook@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Margareta Halek



Abstract

© 2018 Springer Publishing Company. Background and Purpose: The Challenging Behavior Scale (CBS) measures the behavior of individuals with dementia. The study aims to translate the English CBS into German (CBS-G) and test its linguistic validity. Methods: The two-panel approach was used to translate the CBS. Nursing home staff reviewed the unambiguity and familiarity of the CBS-G items and the adequateness of the examples used to describe the items. Content validity indexes (CVI) and modified kappa (k) coefficients were calculated. Results: Most of the CBS-G items had excellent CVI and k values for both unambiguity and familiarity. All examples were viewed as adequate. Conclusion: A German version of the CBS that is linguistically equivalent to the original CBS is available but needs further testing of its psychometric properties.

Citation

Köller, L., Holle, D., Köller, L., Moniz-Cook, E., & Halek, M. (2018). Translation and linguistic validation of the German Challenging Behaviour Scale for formal caregivers of people with dementia in nursing homes. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(3), 544-565. https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3749.26.3.544

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 27, 2017
Publication Date 2018-12
Deposit Date Oct 2, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 1, 2020
Journal Journal of Nursing Measurement
Print ISSN 1061-3749
Electronic ISSN 1945-7049
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 3
Pages 544-565
DOI https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3749.26.3.544
Keywords Challenging behaviour, Outcome measure, Nursing home, Translation, Linguistic validation
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/455342
Publisher URL http://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrjnm/26/3/544
Additional Information This is a description of an article accepted for publication in Journal of nursing measurement. The full text is not currently available in this repository.

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