KINGSTON CAREGIVER STRESS SCALE (KCSS)
The Kingston Caregiver Stress Scale is primarily a scale to allow family caregiver’s to express the level of stress that they are experiencing. The scale is designed for community living lay caregivers, not institutional care staff. The scale can be used to monitor change in an individual caregiver’s stress over time. We have observed that caregivers can easily attribute their stress to different sources. Accordingly the KCSS consists of a set of ten questions that are grouped into 3 categories: care giving, family, and financial issues.