Further validation of the parent experience of child illness scale


Journal Article

The objective of this research is to provide further validation of the Parent Experience of Child Illness (PECI) scale. One hundred twenty-five caregivers of patients (age < 1-17 years) diagnosed with cancer returned questionnaire data at Time 1, and 75 caregivers at Time 2. Findings provide support for the psychometric properties of the PECI, including good test-retest reliability and convergent and discriminant validity. The PECI appears to be a valid assessment tool for evaluation of the distress and perceived resources of caregivers of pediatric cancer patients. Continued evaluation is needed with other chronic illness groups. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bonner, MJ; Hardy, KK; Willard, VW; Hutchinson, KC; Guill, AB

Published Date

  • April 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 157

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-9615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02739610802006569

Citation Source

  • Scopus