Nguyen, H and Doherty, KV and Eccleston, CEA and Bindoff, I and Tierney, L and Mason, R and Robinson, A and Vickers, J and McInerney, F, Consumer Access, Appraisal, and Application of Services and Information for Dementia (CAAASI-Dem): a validation study, Aging and Mental Health pp. 1-7. ISSN 1360-7863 (2021) [Refereed Article]
© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Aging & mental health on 20 October 2021, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13607863.2021.1991277
Objectives:The Consumer Access, Appraisal, and Application of Services and Information for Dementia (CAAASI-Dem) was developed to examine individuals' self-assessed confidence in their ability to access, appraise and use dementia services and information. The CAAASI-Dem is the only tool to date to measure this crucial component of dementia literacy. This study was designed to validate its structural validity.
Method: Data was collected from 3277 participants enrolled in an on-line dementia course. The five-factor structure of the CAAASI-Dem, which was derived from a previous exploratory factor analysis, was evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. Internal reliability, convergent and divergent validity, and known-groups validity were assessed.
Results: The five-factor model demonstrated good fit with the observed data with the removal of 2 items and movement of 1 item across the factors. The resultant 24-item five-factor CAAASI-Dem showed very good sub-scale internal reliability and satisfactory convergent and divergent validity. There was good discrimination between groups of participants with different levels of care experience.
Conclusion: The results provided evidence for the 24-item CAAASI-Dem as a valid and reliable five-dimensional scale. Limitations of the study are discussed, and recommendations are made for future research and practice.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||dementia literacy, consumer access, dementia services, validation study, tool development|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Aged health care|
|Objective Group:||Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)|
|Objective Field:||Health related to ageing|
|UTAS Author:||Nguyen, H (Dr Hoang Nguyen)|
|UTAS Author:||Doherty, KV (Dr Kathleen Doherty)|
|UTAS Author:||Eccleston, CEA (Dr Claire Eccleston)|
|UTAS Author:||Bindoff, I (Dr Ivan Bindoff)|
|UTAS Author:||Tierney, L (Mrs Laura Tierney)|
|UTAS Author:||Mason, R (Mr Ron Mason)|
|UTAS Author:||Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)|
|UTAS Author:||Vickers, J (Professor James Vickers)|
|UTAS Author:||McInerney, F (Professor Fran McInerney)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||3|
|Deposited By:||Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre|
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