Psychometric Analysis of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist: Factor Structure of Occurrence and Reaction Ratings

David L. Roth, Laura N. Gitlin, David W. Coon, Alan B. Stevens, Louis D. Burgio, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Steven H. Belle, Robert Burns

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Abstract

A modified version of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist (RMBPC; L. Teri et al., 1992) was administered across 6 different sites to 1, 229 family caregivers of community-dwelling adults with dementia. The total sample was divided randomly into 2 subsamples. Principal components analyses on occurrence responses and reaction ratings from the first subsample resulted in a 3-factor solution that closely resembled the originally proposed dimensions (memory-related problems, disruptive behaviors, and depression). Confirmatory factor analyses on data from the second subsample indicated adequate fit for the 3-factor model. Correlations with other caregiver and care-recipient measures supported the convergent and discriminant validity of the RMBPC measures. In addition, female caregivers and White caregivers reported more problems, on average, than male caregivers and African American caregivers, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)906-915
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology and aging
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Roth, D. L., Gitlin, L. N., Coon, D. W., Stevens, A. B., Burgio, L. D., Gallagher-Thompson, D., Belle, S. H., & Burns, R. (2003). Psychometric Analysis of the Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist: Factor Structure of Occurrence and Reaction Ratings. Psychology and aging, 18(4), 906-915. https://doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.18.4.906