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Measuring caregiver outcomes in palliative care: a construct validation study of two instruments for use in economic evaluations

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Purpose: Providing care to patients nearing the end of life can place a considerable burden on caregivers. Hence, policy decisions on interventions in palliative care should be guided by information on this burden. This study investigates construct validation of two preference-based caregiver outcome instruments suitable for economic evaluations: the Carer Experience Scale (CES) and the Care-related Quality of Life (CarerQol) instrument. Moreover, this study reports caregiver experiences in end-of-life care.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Hoefman, R., Al-Janabi, H., McCaffrey, N., Currow, D., & Ratcliffe, J. (2015). Measuring caregiver outcomes in palliative care: a construct validation study of two instruments for use in economic evaluations. Quality of Life Research, 24(5), 1255-1273. doi:10.1007/s11136-014-0848-8

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938092912

Start Page


  • 1255

End Page


  • 1273

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Purpose: Providing care to patients nearing the end of life can place a considerable burden on caregivers. Hence, policy decisions on interventions in palliative care should be guided by information on this burden. This study investigates construct validation of two preference-based caregiver outcome instruments suitable for economic evaluations: the Carer Experience Scale (CES) and the Care-related Quality of Life (CarerQol) instrument. Moreover, this study reports caregiver experiences in end-of-life care.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Hoefman, R., Al-Janabi, H., McCaffrey, N., Currow, D., & Ratcliffe, J. (2015). Measuring caregiver outcomes in palliative care: a construct validation study of two instruments for use in economic evaluations. Quality of Life Research, 24(5), 1255-1273. doi:10.1007/s11136-014-0848-8

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938092912

Start Page


  • 1255

End Page


  • 1273

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication