Uncovering the Cultural Context for Quality of Family Caregiving for Elders

Sandra L. Cromwell, Cynthia Russell, Young Mi Lim, Isela Luna, Esperanza Torres De Ardon, Linda R. Phillips

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    This article is part of a symposium exploring issues in developing cross-culturally equivalent conceptualizations and measures for a study of elder family caregiving. This article describes the development of an instrument to measure quality of elder family caregiving among Anglo and Mexican American caregivers. Following a review of typical approaches for evaluating quality of caregiving, a cross-cultural standard for excellence in elder caregiving is described. An instrument consistent with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the QUALCARE Scale, is identified as an appropriate cross-cultural instrument for assessing the quality of elder family caregiving. Refinement of the QUALCARE Scale using Berry's model for cross-cultural research, which necessitated identification of appropriate cross-cultural indicators of quality, is described. Examples of this process of indicator clarification are given for several basic human rights, based on the cross-cultural research team members' experiences with Anglo and Mexican American caregivers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)284-298
    Number of pages15
    JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
    Volume18
    Issue number3
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    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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    Uncovering the Cultural Context for Quality of Family Caregiving for Elders. / Cromwell, Sandra L.; Russell, Cynthia; Lim, Young Mi; Luna, Isela; Torres De Ardon, Esperanza; Phillips, Linda R.

    In: Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.01.1996, p. 284-298.

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    Cromwell, Sandra L. ; Russell, Cynthia ; Lim, Young Mi ; Luna, Isela ; Torres De Ardon, Esperanza ; Phillips, Linda R. / Uncovering the Cultural Context for Quality of Family Caregiving for Elders. In: Western Journal of Nursing Research. 1996 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 284-298.
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