Attitude Toward the Provision of Long-Term Care (ATPLTC)

1.    It is not fair that adult children should have to give up so much to care for frail elderly parents.*
2.    Families should not place severely retarded children in institutions.
3.    A parent should look after his/her child even if that child is severely disabled.
4.    Families that really want to provide care for a disabled relative will find a way to do so.
5.    Nursing homes or institutions can provide better care for disabled relatives than families.*
6.    The physical demands of providing care to a disabled family member are manageable.
7.    It is the responsibility of families to care for their disabled members.
8.    This society will collapse if family members do not provide care for their disabled members.
9.    Family members who cannot bathe or dress themselves are better off in nursing homes or institutions.*
10.Providing care for a disabled family member is one of the basic responsibilities of a family.
11.It is not fair that young parents should have to give up so much to care for retarded children.*
12.Any right-thinking person would have second thoughts about providing care to a disabled family member.*
13.People should be willing to quit their jobs in order to provide care to impaired family members.
14.Providing ongoing care for a disabled relative would be one of the most meaningful things a person could do.
15.Providing care to a disabled family member is a basic human responsibility.
16.Families should plan for the possibility of providing care for an elderly disabled family member.
17.Families should rearrange their schedules in order to provide care to disabled family members.
18.Providing care for disabled family members at home is useless since most of them will end up in institutions or nursing homes anyway.*
19.Although medical advances have increased the need for extended care‚ family members should continue to provide this care to dependent family members.
20.Disabled children over the age of six years who cannot bathe or dress themselves are an unfair burden to their parents.*
21.When people can no longer care for themselves‚ it would be better for them to die than to be dependent on family to provide care.*
22.Providing care for a disabled family member is mentally exhausting.*
23.it should be the responsibility of government programs rather than families to provide care for disabled people.*
24.Families are just as good at providing care to dependent family members as organizations that specialize in providing those kind of services.
25.Older family members who cannot bathe or dress themselves are an unfair burden to their children.*
26.Humankind is benefited by families that care for their disabled members.
* Reverse scoring
 
1= Strongly agree‚ 2= Moderately agree‚ 3= Neither agree nor disagree‚ 4= Moderately disagree‚ 5= Strongly disagree
 
This instrument can be found at:  Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 207-209. & https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/3031/uhm_phd_4261_r.pdf?sequence=2
 

Klein‚ Waldo C. (1992). Measuring Caregiver Attitude Toward the Provision of Long-Term Care. Journal of Social Service Research‚ 16(3-4)‚ 147-162.

Bastani‚ F. and Ramezani‚ A. and Lolati‚ H.A. and Haghani‚ H. (2017) Family caregivers’ attitude toward long-term care of elderly with psychiatric disorders and associated factors. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences‚ 11 (1).

Klein‚ W. (1992). Attitude Toward the Provision of Long-Term Care (ATPLTC). IN Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 207-209.

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