Validity and Reliability Study of the Prolonged Grief DisorderCaregiver Turkish Form Uzamış Yas Bozukluğu Ölçeği-Bakım Veren Türkçe Formu’nun Geçerlik ve Güvenirlik Çalışması

Önal G., Keser E., GÜN Z. T.

Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi, vol.35, no.1, pp.46-55, 2024 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u27035
  • Journal Name: Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-55
  • Keywords: Anticipatory Grief, Bakım Veren, Beklentisel Yas, Caregiver, Geçerlik, Güvenirlik, Prolonged Grief Disorder, Reliability, Uzamış Yas Bozukluğu, Validity
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The aim of this study was to adapt the Prolonged Grief Disorder — Caregiver Form (PG-12), which is used to measure grief symptoms of caregivers providing care to their relatives with a chronic diseases that cause functional disability to Turkish and to investigate its psychometric properties. We also aimed to investigate the prevalence of prolonged grief disorder in the caregiver sample. Method: The sample consisted of 120 adult participants (70.8% female) who acted as caregivers. The participants were administered Prolonged Grief Disorder-Caregiver Form, Zarit Caregiver Burden Scale, Beck Depression Inventory and Life Satisfaction Scale. Results: The results of confirmatory factor analysis showed that the single-factor structure of PG-12, consistent with the original form, was supported. PG-12 scores showed a positive correlation with depression and caregiver burden scores and a negative correlation with life satisfaction scores. The internal consistency coefficient of the scale was 0.85. The prevalence of prolonged grief disorder calculated using PG-12 was found to be 31.66%. Conclusion: The results showed that PG-12 is a valid and reliable tool for assessing the grief symptoms of people who provides care for a relative. In addition, the prevalence of prolonged grief disorder in our study population was high. Additional studies are needed in Turkey to confirm this rate and develop new strategies for caregivers.