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Table 1 Steps of scale construction

From: Professional Care Team Burden (PCTB) scale – reliability, validity and factor analysis

Step 1 Selecting the theoretical basis
Step 2 Performing interviews with professional caregivers
Step 3 Analysis of interviews and constructing an item pool of 40 item suggestions
Step 4 Experts select appropriate items (19 items research version)
Step 5 Stepwise item reduction
Step 6 10 item scale