Caregiver Strain Questionnaire (CGSQ)

The Caregiver Strain Questionnaire (Brannan et al., 1997) is a 21-item measure of 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, 4 = very much).

Measure Source Article:

Brannan, A.M., Heflinger, C.A., Bickman, L. (1997). The caregiver strain questionnaire: Measuring the impact on the family of living with a child with serious emotional disturbance. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 5(4) 212-222.

Translation Information:

The CGSQ has been translated to Spanish by the measure developers.  Two different versions from the developers appear on this site. 

Please be sure to contact the authors for permission prior to using this measure.


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