The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI)

Ciarán O'Driscoll, Simone Farrelly, Philip Burgess, George Szmukler & Madiha Shaikh
Objectives: The social network supporting an individual with psychosis may be adversely affected by the experience of caregiving. The Experience of Caregiving Inventory (ECI) is 66 item self-report measure of the impact of caregiving for carers of people diagnosed with psychotic disorders. This study aimed to create a brief version of the ECI, and evaluate its reliability and validity (n=626). Methods: The validation process was conducted through a multidimensional item response theory (MIRT) approach, using...
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