The revised memory and behavior problems checklist - nursing home: Instrument development and measurement of burden among certified nursing assistants

Rebecca S. Allen*, Louis D. Burgio, David L. Roth, Rachael Ragsdale, John Gerstle, Michelle S. Bourgeois, Katinka Dijkstra, Linda Teri

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Abstract

Confirmatory factor analysis of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist-Nursing Home (RMBPC) replicated the factor structure of the community-based RMBPC (L. Teri et al., 1992). The reliability of the total score was high as indexed by estimates of internal consistency (α = .95), test-retest reliability (r = .86), and interrater reliability between 2 interviewers (r = .88). Notably, the interrater reliability between 2 independent certified nursing assistants (CNAs) regarding residents' behavior problem frequency was more modest (r = .46), possibly reflecting the degree to which resident behaviors capture individual CNA's attention. This may have implications for the interpretation of data from the Minimum Data Set. CNAs reported moderately severe burden associated with behavior problems in 47% of residents under their care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-895
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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