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

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

Authors

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

Background and purpose: The Challenging Behaviour Scale (CBS) measures the behaviour 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2018-12
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
Institution Citation 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. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.26.3.544
DOI https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3749.26.3.544
Keywords Challenging behaviour, Outcome measure, Nursing home, Translation, Linguistic validation
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.