Testing of applicability of mutuality scale with Mexican American caregivers of older adults

Hsueh Fen S. Kao, Mary R. Lynn, Janice D. Crist

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By 2050, Mexican Americans (MAs) will become the largest aged minority subgroup in the United States. Although older MAs often depend on family for care, no standard instrument is available to scale the motive for filial obligation. Building on previous work, the purpose of this study is to establish psychometric properties of the bilingual Mutuality Scale (MS) for use with MA family caregivers of older adults. A methodological design with a convenience sample is used. Through Principal Axis Factoring with Oblimin

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-247
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013



  • Mexican American
  • Southern Gerontological
  • family caregiving
  • instrument
  • mutuality
  • psychometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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