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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 2009, '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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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 & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Cancer Nursing
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0162-220X
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 09:56
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2013 19:40
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/13854

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