Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS) Greek Validation on Dementia Caregiver Sample


In this study, we focus on the Greek validation of the Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS) and its 3 categories: “Caregiving issues”, “Family issues” and “Financial issues”. Our sample consists of 100 caregivers (Ν = 100) who support a relative that suffers from a type of dementia. The participants are looking after the patients, systematically, for at least an hour per week. The questionnaires were distributed by day care centres for patients with dementia, which were located in Athens. Also, we correlated KCSS with the following questionnaires: Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Older Americans Resources and Services (OARS), Multidimensional Functional Assessment Questionnaire (MFAQ)-Activities of Daily Living Section (ADL). The results for the reliability and the validity of the scale were satisfactory and the tool had high reliability a = 0.85. We also concluded that KCSS had criterion validity as it showed a positive correlation with both ZBI and PSS, while it had a negative correlation with OARS-MFAQ-ADL.

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Pitsikali, A. , Galanakis, M. , Varvogli, L. and Darviri, C. (2015) Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale (KCSS) Greek Validation on Dementia Caregiver Sample. Psychology, 6, 1180-1186. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.69116.

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