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Article: Psychometric properties of the Chinese quality of life instrument (HK version) in Chinese and Western medicine primary care settings

TitlePsychometric properties of the Chinese quality of life instrument (HK version) in Chinese and Western medicine primary care settings
Authors
KeywordsChinese medicine
Chinese quality of life instrument
Hong Kong
Primary care
SF-36
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343
Citation
Quality Of Life Research, 2012, v. 21 n. 5, p. 873-886 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The Chinese Quality of Life Measure (ChQOL) had only been validated on a small number of selected subjects in Hong Kong and had never been tested in the Western medicine (WM) primary care setting. Aims: and objectives To test the psychometrics properties of ChQOL(HK version) in both TCM and WM general outpatient clinics. Methods: Three samples of Chinese adult patients [(1) 569 consulting TCM clinics for episodic illnesses; (2) 524 consulting WM clinics for episodic illnesses; (3) 205 consulting WM clinics for chronic disease follow-up] in Hong Kong were invited to complete the ChQOL(HK version) and the SF-36 Health Survey during their consultations and 2 weeks after consultations. The scaling assumptions, factor structure, convergent construct validity, reliability, responsiveness, and discriminatory power of the ChQOL were evaluated. Results: Majority of items satisfied the scaling assumptions. A two instead of 3-factor structure was found with physical form and emotion facets loading on one factor. Convergent construct validity was confirmed with moderate correlations with SF-36 scores. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were satisfactory. The ChQOL(HK version) was able to detect significant improvements 2 weeks after consultations, and it was able to discriminate between groups with different illness severity, age, and sex. Conclusion The ChQOL(HK version) was shown to have satisfactory validity, reliability, discriminatory power, and responsiveness in both TCM and Western medicine primary care settings. The validity of the 3-domain scaling structure needs further evaluation. © The Author(s) 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139439
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.429
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.158
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dc.contributor.authorWong, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Len_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:49:40Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:49:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationQuality Of Life Research, 2012, v. 21 n. 5, p. 873-886en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139439-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Chinese Quality of Life Measure (ChQOL) had only been validated on a small number of selected subjects in Hong Kong and had never been tested in the Western medicine (WM) primary care setting. Aims: and objectives To test the psychometrics properties of ChQOL(HK version) in both TCM and WM general outpatient clinics. Methods: Three samples of Chinese adult patients [(1) 569 consulting TCM clinics for episodic illnesses; (2) 524 consulting WM clinics for episodic illnesses; (3) 205 consulting WM clinics for chronic disease follow-up] in Hong Kong were invited to complete the ChQOL(HK version) and the SF-36 Health Survey during their consultations and 2 weeks after consultations. The scaling assumptions, factor structure, convergent construct validity, reliability, responsiveness, and discriminatory power of the ChQOL were evaluated. Results: Majority of items satisfied the scaling assumptions. A two instead of 3-factor structure was found with physical form and emotion facets loading on one factor. Convergent construct validity was confirmed with moderate correlations with SF-36 scores. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were satisfactory. The ChQOL(HK version) was able to detect significant improvements 2 weeks after consultations, and it was able to discriminate between groups with different illness severity, age, and sex. Conclusion The ChQOL(HK version) was shown to have satisfactory validity, reliability, discriminatory power, and responsiveness in both TCM and Western medicine primary care settings. The validity of the 3-domain scaling structure needs further evaluation. © The Author(s) 2011.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Researchen_HK
dc.rightsThe Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subjectChinese medicineen_HK
dc.subjectChinese quality of life instrumenten_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPrimary careen_HK
dc.subjectSF-36en_HK
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the Chinese quality of life instrument (HK version) in Chinese and Western medicine primary care settingsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0962-9343&volume=&spage=&epage=&date=2011&atitle=Psychometric+properties+of+the+Chinese+quality+of+life+instrument+(HK+version)+in+Chinese+and+Western+medicine+primary+care+settings-
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK:clklam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, CLK=rp00350en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-011-9987-3en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21830166-
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dc.identifier.hkuros195164en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84863632492&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume21en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage873en_HK
dc.identifier.epage886en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1573-2649en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000304268600013-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, W=45662237100en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLam, CLK=24755913900en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, KF=16244973800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridZhao, L=45662189000en_HK
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