BehaviourChildrenFamily ServicesHealth ServicesMental DisordersParentingRelationshipsSupport ServicesYouthCaregiver Strain Questionnaire (CGSQ)

Author(s): Brannan, A.M., Helfinger, C.A., Bickman, L.

Collection Method: Self-report questionnaire

Scoring Method: Contains statements which measure self-reported strain experienced by caregivers and families of youth with emotional problems, with responses on a 5-point Likert scale (0 = Not at all, 5 = Very much). Measures sentiment over the last 6 month period.

Number of questions/statements: 21

Price: Free

Key Points:

The CGSQ has been developed for use with families of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural disorders. The CGSQ is a reliable and valid scale for measuring the impact on the family of having a family member with serious emotional problems and can be a useful tool to improving clinical interventions and examining the outcomes of new support services on the client’s family.