Reliability and validity of the Croatian version of Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in primary care setting

Hanževački, M., Jakovina, T., Bajić, Ž., Tomac, A. and Mercer, S. (2015) Reliability and validity of the Croatian version of Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in primary care setting. Croatian Medical Journal, 56(1), pp. 50-56. (doi:10.3325/cmj.2015.56.50) (PMID:25727042) (PMCID:PMC4364352)

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Abstract

Aim: To translate the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure into Croatian and validate the Croatian version of the questionnaire. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in July 2011 in 8 general practices (GP) in Croatia. Following two stages of translation, back-translation, and pilot testing, the Croatian version of the CARE was tested on 568 consecutive patients. Results: Face validity was high, the number of missing values was low (9%), and the internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) was 0.77. A principal component analysis of 10 CARE Measure items extracted two components with eigenvalues >1. These two components explained 43.6% of the total instrument variance. Conclusion: The Croatian version of the CARE Measure had acceptable reliability and face validity, but its intended component structure was not reproduced and further research is needed to understand its dimensionality.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mercer, Professor Stewart
Authors: Hanževački, M., Jakovina, T., Bajić, Ž., Tomac, A., and Mercer, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Croatian Medical Journal
Publisher:Medicinska Naklada Co.
ISSN:0353-9504
ISSN (Online):1332-8166
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Croatian Medical Journal 56(1):50-56
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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