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The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI). / O'Driscoll, Ciarán; Farrelly, Simone; Burgess, Philip; Szmukler, George; Shaikh, Madiha.

In: Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 86, 2018, p. 54-59.

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O'Driscoll, C, Farrelly, S, Burgess, P, Szmukler, G & Shaikh, M 2018, 'The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI)', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 86, pp. 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.07.003

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O'Driscoll, C., Farrelly, S., Burgess, P., Szmukler, G., & Shaikh, M. (2018). The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI). Comprehensive Psychiatry, 86, 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.07.003

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O'Driscoll C, Farrelly S, Burgess P, Szmukler G, Shaikh M. The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI). Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2018;86:54-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.07.003

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O'Driscoll, Ciarán ; Farrelly, Simone ; Burgess, Philip ; Szmukler, George ; Shaikh, Madiha. / The development and validation of the Brief Experience of Caregiving Inventory (BECI). In: Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2018 ; Vol. 86. pp. 54-59.

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abstract = "BackgroundThe social network supporting an individual with psychosis may be adversely affected by the experience of caregiving. The Experience of Caregiving Inventory (ECI) is 66 item self-report measure of the impact of caregiving for carers of people diagnosed with psychotic disorders. This study aimed to create a brief version of the ECI, and evaluate its reliability and validity (n = 626).MethodsThe validation process was conducted through a Multidimensional Item Response Theory (MIRT) approach, using a graded response model and a complementary network approach.ResultsThis resulted in a 19 item, four factor inventory with a good model fit, displaying good reliability and validity.ConclusionThe BECI is a valid measure. The simplicity, ease of application and robust psychometric properties further enhances its acceptability and usefulness as a brief measure in clinical research and trials, as well as in routine practice providing reliable and valid data on experience of caregiving in families of an individual with psychosis.",
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