BACKGROUND: In international research on the consequences of psychiatric illnesses for relatives of patients, the need for an internationally standardised measure has been identified.AIMS: To test the internal consistency and the test-retest reliability of the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ) in five European countries.METHOD: The IEQ was administered twice to a sample of relatives or friends of patients with an ICD-10 diagnosis of schizophrenia. Reliability was tested using Cronbach's alpha, intraclass correlation coefficients and standard error of measurement. Reliability estimates were tested between sites.RESULTS: Test sample sizes ranged from 30 to 90 across sites, and retest sample sizes ranged from 21 to 77. Cronbach's alpha values of IEQ sub-scales and sumscore were substantial at most sites; but at two, alpha values were moderate. Intraclass correlation coefficients were substantial to high at all sites. The standard errors of measurement differed across sites, indicating differences in performance.CONCLUSION: The reliability of the IEQ in five languages varies across sites, but is sufficiently high in at least four out of five.
|Titolo:||Caregiving in schizophrenia: development, internal consistency and reability of the European version of the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire-EU Version. EPSILON Study 4|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|