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Article: Initial validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities (CQOL-ID): A cultural perspective

TitleInitial validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities (CQOL-ID): A cultural perspective
Authors
KeywordsChinese with intellectual disabilities
Cultural perspectives
Hong Kong
Quality of life
Scale validation
Self-determination
Issue Date2011
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0964-2633
Citation
Journal Of Intellectual Disability Research, 2011, v. 55 n. 6, p. 572-580 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground In the field of intellectual disabilities (ID), the quality of life concept has been developing rapidly in Chinese societies including Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. However, there is a lack of locally validated instruments to measure the quality of life of people with ID. The study reported in this paper attempted to validate the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities adapted from the Quality of Life Questionnaire developed by Schalock & Keith. Methods People with mild/moderate ID aged 15 years or above were recruited from special schools, skills centres, community service units and residential units in different regions of Hong Kong. A number of procedures were followed including reliability tests, factor analysis, content validity and construct validity. Results A total of 359 participants were recruited for the study. Factor analysis was conducted according to the rotated component matrix method, in which 23 items were extracted from the original 40-item version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire and three domains (renamed satisfaction, competence and daily choice making/interpersonal relations) were observed. The items in each domain were shown to have factor loadings ranging from 0.42 to 0.90. Construct validity tests indicated the positive nature of the relationship between earnings, and that self-determination and social interaction increase with more independent living environments and less segregated work environments achieving higher scores (P<0.000, P<0.01 and P<0.05 respectively). The scale also achieved a good degree of reliability (Cronbach's α=0.79). Conclusions Initial validity tests indicated that the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities may be a useful instrument for measuring the quality of life of Chinese people with ID. Cultural issues are discussed and recommendations for future research and service development are made. © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135472
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dc.contributor.authorWong, PKSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSchalock, RLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChou, YCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:35:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:35:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Intellectual Disability Research, 2011, v. 55 n. 6, p. 572-580en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0964-2633en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135472-
dc.description.abstractBackground In the field of intellectual disabilities (ID), the quality of life concept has been developing rapidly in Chinese societies including Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. However, there is a lack of locally validated instruments to measure the quality of life of people with ID. The study reported in this paper attempted to validate the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities adapted from the Quality of Life Questionnaire developed by Schalock & Keith. Methods People with mild/moderate ID aged 15 years or above were recruited from special schools, skills centres, community service units and residential units in different regions of Hong Kong. A number of procedures were followed including reliability tests, factor analysis, content validity and construct validity. Results A total of 359 participants were recruited for the study. Factor analysis was conducted according to the rotated component matrix method, in which 23 items were extracted from the original 40-item version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire and three domains (renamed satisfaction, competence and daily choice making/interpersonal relations) were observed. The items in each domain were shown to have factor loadings ranging from 0.42 to 0.90. Construct validity tests indicated the positive nature of the relationship between earnings, and that self-determination and social interaction increase with more independent living environments and less segregated work environments achieving higher scores (P<0.000, P<0.01 and P<0.05 respectively). The scale also achieved a good degree of reliability (Cronbach's α=0.79). Conclusions Initial validity tests indicated that the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities may be a useful instrument for measuring the quality of life of Chinese people with ID. Cultural issues are discussed and recommendations for future research and service development are made. © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0964-2633en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Intellectual Disability Researchen_HK
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.comen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChinese with intellectual disabilitiesen_HK
dc.subjectCultural perspectivesen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectScale validationen_HK
dc.subjectSelf-determinationen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparison-
dc.subject.meshCultural Characteristics-
dc.subject.meshIntellectual Disability - diagnosis - ethnology - psychology - rehabilitation-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life - psychology-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleInitial validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Questionnaire - Intellectual Disabilities (CQOL-ID): A cultural perspectiveen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01412.xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume55en_HK
dc.identifier.issue6en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000290491400004-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSchalock, RL=7003772098en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChou, YC=7403210532en_HK
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