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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1401645, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1401645
Research Article

Psychometric Properties of the Family Inventory of Resources for Management in a Sample of Iranian Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients

1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Valiasr st., Niayesh Crossroad, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Valiasr st., Niayesh Crossroad, Tehran, Iran

Received 28 July 2016; Accepted 6 November 2016

Academic Editor: Gwenyth R. Wallen

Copyright © 2016 Seyed Reza Mirsoleymani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Family Inventory of Resources for Management (FIRM) in a sample of family caregivers of cancer patients. Methods. In this methodological study, construct validity of the FIRM was evaluated by known groups and convergent validity in a convenience sample of family caregivers of cancer patients () referred to the outpatient oncology wards of five educational hospitals in Tehran from January to April 2016. Reliability was determined by assessing the internal consistency and stability of the instrument. Results. The known-groups findings showed that there is a significant difference between the scores of the FIRM in family caregivers with different levels of caregiver burden (). Also, the results of convergent validity showed that there is a moderate negative correlation (; ) between the total scores of the FIRM and the scores of the caregiver burden inventory (CBI). The FIRM showed a good internal consistency () and a good stability of the test-retest reliability result. Conclusions. There is a sound psychometric basis for the use of the Persian translation of the FIRM for family studies in the Iranian population.