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Table 1 Items used to measure beliefs of obligation and social pressure and their results regarding content validity

From: Determinants of depression in primary caregivers of disabled older relatives: a path analysis

Dimension Items % of adequacy
Beliefs of obligation I care for him/her because I must follow the family tradition of caring for our relatives when they cannot care for themselves. 93%
I care for him/her because, in my family, relatives have always been cared for when they could not care for themselves. 100%
I care for him/her because I think we all have the obligation to care for our relatives when they cannot care for themselves. 100%
Social Pressure I care for him/her because my family and people who I know expect it of me. 70%
I care for him/her because I feel strongly forced by my family, neighbours and friends to take care of my relative. 80%
I care for him/her because my family and the people who I know would not approve if I took my relative to a nursing home. 93%
  1. Note. % of adequacy refers to the percentage of experts considering the item as adequate to the construct measured