Marwit-Meuser Bakım Veren Yas Ölçeği Türkçe Kısa Formu’nun Psikometrik Özelliklerinin İncelenmesi

2020; 31(3): 192-200
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Examination of the Psychometric Properties of Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory-Short Form

Objective: Alzheimer caregiving literature usually focuses on caregiver
outcomes like burden, depression and anxiety from a stress-coping
paradigm. Yet, this approach has been criticized as it doesn’t capture
pre-death grief symptoms emerged in response to the unique pathology
of the disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the reliability and
validity criteria of the Turkish version of the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver
Grief Inventory-Short Form (MMCGI-SF) developed to evaluate predeath grief reactions of adult offspring caring for a parent with AD.
Method: The Turkish version of MMCGI-SF was tested on 190 adults
providing care to their parents with AD. Beck Depression Inventory,
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-State Form, Zarit Burden Inventory,
Caregiving Well-Being Scale and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived
Social Support were also completed by the participants to examine
convergent and divergent validity of the scale.
Results: Results of the Confirmatory Factor Analysis showed a good
fit between the Turkish version of the MMCGI-SF and the original
3-factor structure of the scale. Total score of the scale was found to have
significant positive correlations with depression, anxiety and caregiver
burden and significant negative correlations with caregiver well-being
and perceived social support scores. The Cronbach Alpha value of the
scale was 0.92 and the test re-test reliability was 0.80.
Conclusion: Results of the study have shown that Turkish version of
the MMCGI-SF was a reliable and valid tool to assess the pre-death
reactions of adult offspring caregivers of AD.
Key Words: Alzheimer’s disease, caregiver burden, anticipatory grief, reliability, validity