The development of an instrument to measure the responses and management of primary caregivers in caring of children with minor upper respiratory disorders

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The development of an instrument to measure the responses and management of primary caregivers in caring of children with minor upper respiratory disorders

 

Author: Tse, Yuk-kwan
Title: The development of an instrument to measure the responses and management of primary caregivers in caring of children with minor upper respiratory disorders
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2001
Subject: Caregivers
Child care
Respiratory infections
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Nursing and Health Sciences
Pages: vi, 141 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1602844
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/732
Abstract: This study focuses on the development of a valid, reliable and cultural sensitive instrument in assessing the responses and management of primary caregivers in caring of children with minor upper respiratory disorders. Firstly, a semi-structured interview was adopted to explore and investigate the responses and management of the primary caregivers in this phenomenon. Then, thirty-two interviews with the primary caregivers were conducted and recorded as the interview was stopped when a point of saturation of qualitative data was reached. The findings from the interviews were used in developing the items in the instrument. The quotes identified from the interviews were grouped into five main categories of "Understanding", "Impacts on Children", "Impacts on Primary Caregivers", "Management Measures" and "Preventive Measures". These main categories were also divided into 29 sub-categories. Inter-coder reliability was performed in examining the reliability in grouping, categorizing and allocating the quotes to the five domains and 29 sub-categories and the result was satisfactory. Totally, there were 29 items derived from the findings and presented in the instrument. Three experts were invited in participating in content validity with satisfactory result. Test-retest reliability test was also adopted in establishing the reliability of the instrument. The correlation coefficient of the instrument was 0.85. This study was just at the starting point and at an elementary stage to develop an instrument in Hong Kong. Then, there is an urge to continue the refinement of the items, further examining the validity and reliability of the instrument, which are highly recommended to do in future.

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