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.


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.