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Psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version of the Person-Centered Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT)


Sjögren, Karin, Lindkvist, Marie, Sandman, Per-Olof, Zingmark, Karin, Edvardsson, David


International Psychogeriatrics / IPA, Volume: 24, No.: 3, Pages.: 406-415

Year of Publication



Background: Person-centered care is a multidimensional concept describing good care, especially within aged care and care for people with dementia. Research studies evaluating person-centered care interventions seldom use direct measurement of levels of person-centeredness. Existing scales that measure person-centeredness need further testing. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Person-Centered Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT).; Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 1465 staff from 195 residential care units for older people in Sweden participated in the study. Validity, reliability, and discrimination ability of the scale were evaluated.; Results: Confirmatory factor analysis, parallel analysis and exploratory factor analysis supported the construct validity of a two-factor solution. Reliability and homogeneity were satisfactory for the whole P-CAT as demonstrated by a Cronbach’s α of 0.75. Test-retest reliability showed temporal stability of the scale, and the discrimination ability of the scale was satisfactory.; Conclusion: The Swedish version of the P-CAT was found to be valid, reliable, and applicable for further use. Two subscales are recommended for the Swedish version.;

Bibtex Citation

@article{Sj_gren_2011, doi = {10.1017/s104161021100202x}, url = {}, year = 2011, month = {nov}, publisher = {Cambridge University Press ({CUP})}, volume = {24}, number = {03}, pages = {406--415}, author = {Karin Sjögren and Marie Lindkvist and Per-Olof Sandman and Karin Zingmark and David Edvardsson}, title = {Psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version of the Person-Centered Care Assessment Tool (P-{CAT})}, journal = {Int. Psychogeriatr.} }


adult, aged, aged, 80 and over, alzheimer disease, classification, development, female, homes for the aged, humans, instrument, male, middle aged, nursing, nursing assessment, nursing homes, psychometrics, reproducibility of results, statistics & numerical data, sweden, translating, young adult

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Types of Study

Instrument development and testing (cross walking of measures, etc.)


Long Term Residential Care without medically trained staff

Type of Interventions