Picot Caregiver Rewards Scale

Construct: Perceived caregiver rewards

Caregiving rewardsDescription of Measure: The Picot Caregiver Rewards Scale (PCRS) is a 25-item, uni-dimensional scale measuring the positive consequences of caregiving. Respondents rate the degree to which items describe positive consequences of their caregiving on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from "Not At All" to "A Great Deal.”

Psychometric tests of the PCRS were conducted in a non-random sample of 83 African-American female caregivers and a random sample of 256 African-American and white female and male caregivers. Alpha coefficients of .83 and .88 demonstrated acceptable internal consistency of the revised 16-item PCRS. Construct validity was demonstrated by support of hypothesized relationships with caregiving demands, palliative coping, depression, and caregiver burden, as well as confirmatory factor analysis.

Reference

Picot SJF, Youngblut J, & Zeller R. Development and Testing of a Measure of Perceived Caregiver Rewards in Adults. Journal of Nursing Measurement. 1997; 5, 1: 33-52.