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The development and validation of the Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers (DQoL-OC)
Aging & Mental Health
Purpose: Little is known about how caregiving affects the quality of life (QoL) of older family carers and no dementia and age-specific QoL scale is available for use with this population. This study aimed to develop and validate a unique dementia caregiving-and agespecific tool -the 'Dementia Quality of Life Scale for Older Family Carers' (DQoL-OC). Methods: The scale items were identified in focus groups with older family carers in the UK. Content and face validity were evaluated by a paneldoi:10.1080/13607863.2017.1293004 pmid:28282723 fatcat:7hw4j56d5vhuhghjcarlmnoody