Development and validation of perceived rehabilitation require questionnaires for caregivers of people with schizophrenia

Da Li, Sally M.Y. Li, Wing Hong Hector Tsang, Alvin H.H. Wong, Kelvin M.T. Fung, Man C.M. Tsui, Raymond C.K. Chung, Michael G.C. Yiu, K. L. Tam, Gary Tin Ho Lee

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Objective. This study aimed at developing and validating the Perceived Rehabilitation Needs Questionnaires for Caregivers (PRNQ-Cs) of people with schizophrenia. Methods. The items of PRNQ-C were generated based on focus group discussion and literature review. A validation study was conducted to examine its psychometric properties among 98 caregivers who were recruited via convenience sampling. Results. Through the use of direct oblique rotation, exploratory factor analysis yielded an eight-factor solution which accounted for 64.39% of the total variance. Its internal consistency and test-retest reliability were satisfactory. Conclusion. Through cross-cultural validation, the PRNQ-C is applicable in other Chinese communities with huge population of schizophrenia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-272
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • Caregiver
  • Needs assessment
  • Schizophrenia
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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