An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world

Researcher's Booklet - Carers                                                      hidden page

under construction

most links to be explored by the website author

most journal articles unread - not registered as have no academic ref

Pages 5 & 6

Short sense of competence questionnaire (SSCQ)

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Sense of Competence Questionnaire (SCQ) is a 35-item questionnaire covering 3 domains: consequences of involvement in care for the personal life of the caregiver, satisfaction with one’s own performance as a caregiver, and satisfaction with the demented person as a recipient of care. The purpose of the questionnaire is to allow measurement of these three domains and allow researchers to predict what may influence a person’s 'sense of competence' which is an important factor in their wellbeing. The scale also exists in shorter 7-item version, also attached below.

source  Google

Page 7

UCLA Loneliness scale  Russell D

1978    Google   1996  Same as 1978.  Google  on which page 1980   1996  1996 Russell

Alone  Home page here

Pages 8 & 9

General Health questionnaire - David Goldberg 1978 GL Assessment

The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) is a screening device for identifying minor psychiatric disorders in the general population and within community or non-psychiatric clinical settings such as primary care or general medical out-patients. 

source   Google  

Pages 10 & 11

Neuropsychiatric Inventory here.

Page 16 and onward

Client Service Receipt Inventory  Google


Some similarity here.  


For the purposes of mental health economics research, it is desirable to measure service use and costs comprehensively, since the broad personal and social impacts of schizophrenia typically result in a need for contact with many different service agencies, including health services, social services, housing and criminal justice services source


Caregivers of people with dementia incur significant strain and have substantial need for a variety of services. Nevertheless many caregivers were not using support services, mainly because of perceived lack of need or lack of awareness. Better public promotion of services, destigmatising dementia and encouraging referrals from health professionals could help overcome the barriers to service use.



Might look at this.


pagetop   for pasting    Researcher's Booklet - Carers here    

                                Notes etc to SE of U of W here