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Article: A psychometric evaluation of a negative mood scale in the MDS-HC using a large sample of community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese older adults

TitleA psychometric evaluation of a negative mood scale in the MDS-HC using a large sample of community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese older adults
Authors
KeywordsChinese community dwellers
Confirmatory factor analysis
Elderly
Minimum Data Set-Home Care
Negative mood
Reliability
Issue Date2012
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Age and Ageing, 2012, v. 41 n. 3, p. 317-322 How to Cite?
Abstract
Background: negative mood is an important construct when assessing the health of older persons. The profile of mood states questionnaire is commonly used to measure mood; however, it might not be suitable for older adults with low education level and those who are not originated North American.Objective: to examine a negative mood scale formed by nine items in the Mood Section of the Minimum Data Set-Home Care of the Resident Assessment Instrument. Methods: a secondary analysis of data from 3,523 older persons aged 60 or over who had first applied for the long-term care services in Hong Kong and completed the screening tool in 2006. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to test the factor structure and multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis to test the gender invariance of the Negative Mood Scale in the Minimum Data Set-Home Care. Its reliability using Cronbach's alpha was examined. Results: both a three-factor model at the first level and a one-factor model at the second level provided excellent fits to the overall data, and held equally well for both males and females, and two randomly split samples. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analyses revealed both genders demonstrating an equivalent pattern of factor loadings. Cronbach's alpha value was acceptable for the overall data (0.66). Conclusions: the Negative Mood Scale is a reliable and valid scale and both genders responded to it using the same framework and metric, suggesting it could be used to measure negative mood in Chinese community-dwelling older adults. Further testing of the instrument is needed. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140465
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. University of Southern California
  3. Chinese University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:12:13Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:12:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAge and Ageing, 2012, v. 41 n. 3, p. 317-322en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0002-0729en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140465-
dc.description.abstractBackground: negative mood is an important construct when assessing the health of older persons. The profile of mood states questionnaire is commonly used to measure mood; however, it might not be suitable for older adults with low education level and those who are not originated North American.Objective: to examine a negative mood scale formed by nine items in the Mood Section of the Minimum Data Set-Home Care of the Resident Assessment Instrument. Methods: a secondary analysis of data from 3,523 older persons aged 60 or over who had first applied for the long-term care services in Hong Kong and completed the screening tool in 2006. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to test the factor structure and multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis to test the gender invariance of the Negative Mood Scale in the Minimum Data Set-Home Care. Its reliability using Cronbach's alpha was examined. Results: both a three-factor model at the first level and a one-factor model at the second level provided excellent fits to the overall data, and held equally well for both males and females, and two randomly split samples. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analyses revealed both genders demonstrating an equivalent pattern of factor loadings. Cronbach's alpha value was acceptable for the overall data (0.66). Conclusions: the Negative Mood Scale is a reliable and valid scale and both genders responded to it using the same framework and metric, suggesting it could be used to measure negative mood in Chinese community-dwelling older adults. Further testing of the instrument is needed. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAge and Ageingen_HK
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Age and Ageing, 2012, v. 41 n. 3, p. 317-322 is available online at: http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/3/317-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChinese community dwellersen_HK
dc.subjectConfirmatory factor analysisen_HK
dc.subjectElderlyen_HK
dc.subjectMinimum Data Set-Home Careen_HK
dc.subjectNegative mooden_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.titleA psychometric evaluation of a negative mood scale in the MDS-HC using a large sample of community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese older adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, DYP: dorisl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ageing/afr157en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume41en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage317en_HK
dc.identifier.epage322en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLeung, AYM=7403012650en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChi, I=7005697907en_HK

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