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Table 1 Characteristics of the items of the BSFC-s

From: Subjective caregiver burden: validity of the 10-item short version of the Burden Scale for Family Caregivers BSFC-s

Item summary Mean (SD) Item difficulty Discriminatory power P Cronbach's alpha ‘if item deleted’a
1 Reduced life satisfaction 1.1 (1.0) .24 .74 < .001 .903
2 Physical exhaustion 1.3 (1.1) .32 .75 < .001 .902
3 Wish to run away 1.1 (1.1) .26 .69 < .001 .906
4 Depersonalization .7 (1.0) .16 .70 < .001 .906
5 Decreased standard of living 1.2 (1.2) .30 .74 < .001 .902
6 Health affected by caregiving .9 (1.0) .21 .74 < .001 .903
7 Caregiving is taking strength 1.5 (1.1) .40 .71 < .001 .904
8 Conflicting demands 1.1 (1.1) .26 .69 < .001 .906
9 Worried about the future .8 (1.1) .19 .55 < .001 .914
10 Relationships with others are suffering .7 (1.0) .17 .55 < .001 .913
  1. SD: standard deviation.
  2. P: P value of discriminatory power.
  3. aCronbach’s alpha (10 items): .915.
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