Development of a modified instrument to measure anticipatory grieving in Jordanian parents of children diagnosed with cancer: The Marwit and Meuser caregiver inventory childhood cancer
Al-Gamal, E, Long, T and Livesley, J 'Development of a modified instrument to measure anticipatory grieving in Jordanian parents of children diagnosed with cancer: The Marwit and Meuser caregiver inventory childhood cancer' , Cancer Nursing, 32 (3) , pp. 211-219.
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The purpose of this article is to report on the development and field testing for validity and reliability of a modified version of the Marwit and Meuser Caregiver Inventory (MM-CGI) for the assessment of anticipatory grief among Jordanian parents of children with cancer (the MM-CGI Childhood Cancer). In 2006, a 50-item MM-CGI Childhood Cancer was administered to 140 Jordanian parents living with a child with cancer. The Cronbach ! coefficient for the total instrument was .95, and Cronbach ! coefficients for each of the 3 subscales was .91 for personal sacrifice burden, .90 for heartfelt sadness and longing, and .86 for worry and felt isolation. The construct validity of this instrument was supported by demonstrating a significant and positive correlation with the Anticipatory Grief Scale. The MM-CGI Childhood Cancer demonstrated strong convergent validity and excellent internal consistency reliability. However, further testing with a larger sample to facilitate factor analysis is needed to complete the validation process.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Anticipatory grief, cancer, caregiving, child, instrument development, Jordan, Marwit-Meuser caregiver, inventory nursing, parents|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Social Justice Research
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cancer Nursing|
|Publisher:||Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2011 10:56|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2012 16:07|
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