Psychometric Properties of the Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home After Stroke Instrument

Michelle Camicia, Barbara J. Lutz, Jill G. Joseph, Theresa A. Harvath, Christiana M. Drake, Brian R. Theodore, Katherine K. Kim

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of the Preparedness Assessment for the Transition Home After Stroke (PATH-s), a novel instrument to assess stroke caregiver commitment and capacity. The PATH-s instrument can be obtained at www.rehabnurse.org/pathtool. DESIGN: The design of this study is cross-sectional. METHODS: The PATH-s, the Preparedness for Caregiving Scale (PCS), the Patient Health Questionnaire, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Global Health Scale were self-reported from a convenience sample of caregiver-stroke survivor dyads (n = 183) during inpatient rehabilitation. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis revealed eight factors underlying the PATH-s structure. The PATH-s Cronbach's alpha of .90 demonstrated criterion-related validity with the PCS (r = .79, p < .01). Both the PATH-s and the PCS were negatively correlated with the Patient Health Questionnaire (r = -.26 and -.27, respectively; p < .01) and the Perceived Stress Scale (r = -.12 and -.15, respectively; p > .05) and positively correlated with the Global Health Scale (r = -.46 and .46, respectively; p < .01), indicating convergent validity. CONCLUSIONS: The PATH-s demonstrates excellent internal consistency and satisfactory criterion-related and convergent validity. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The PATH-s may be used to assess the risk/needs of caregivers over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Nursing
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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