Validity and reliability of the Korean caregiver contribution to self-care chronic illness inventory

Juhee Lee, Eunyoung Kim, Misook Chung, Insun Yeom

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The contribution of caregivers to self-care for chronically ill patients is important for improving patient outcomes. The Caregiver Contribution to Self-Care Chronic Illness Inventory (CC-SC-CII) has been used to assess caregivers’ contributions to three distinct aspects of self-care (maintenance, monitoring, and management) globally. This study aimed to examine the psychometrics of the Korean version of the CC-SC-CII with 230 family caregivers (mean age = 49.8 years, 70% women) of patients with chronic illness. We demonstrated that the CC-SC-CII-Korean has good reliability with acceptable internal consistency and construct validity for all three factors using confirmatory factor analysis. The CC-SC-CII-Korean is a reliable and valid instrument to measure the contributions of Korean caregivers to the self-care of patients with chronic illnesses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7808
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (Grants 2018R1D1A1A02085559, 2020R1A6A1A03041989 and 2022R1A2C1011038), the Brain Korea 21 FOUR Project funded by the NRF, and a 2021 International Joint Research Grant from the Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Nursing.

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