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Article: Psychometrics and population norm of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 Health Survey_version 2

TitlePsychometrics and population norm of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 Health Survey_version 2
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Norm
Psychometrics
Quality of life
Reliability
SF-36
Validity
Issue Date2008
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2008, v. 30 n. 4, p. 185-198 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To establish the psychometric properties and norm of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 version 2 Health Survey for the adult population in Hong Kong (HK) to facilitate its application and interpretation. Design: A cross-sectional random telephone survey of the general adult population. Subjects: 2410 Chinese adults randomly selected from the general Chinese adult population in Hong Kong. The mean age of the subjects was 42.9 (S.D. 17.3) years, 48% were men and 38% had one or more chronic disease. Main outcome measures: Responses to the SF-36v2 Health Survey questions were extracted. Item-scale correlations, internal and test-retest reliabilities, and the factor structure of the SF-36v2 Health Survey scores were analysed. The SF-36v2 Health Survey scores were calculated by the standard algorithm to establish the population norm. Results: All items had 100% scaling success indicating discriminant validity. Internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities of all scales were good (coefficients 0.66 to 0.89). The hypothesized two-factor structure underlying construction of the physical and mental health summary scales was confirmed. The psychometric properties of the SF-36v2 Health Survey were generally better than version 1. There were significant differences in the population norms between versions 1 and 2 of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 Health Survey, especially in the role-physical and role-emotional scales. Conclusion: The Chinese (HK) SF-36v2 Health Survey is valid and reliable for measuring HRQOL of Chinese adults in Hong Kong, and population norm is now available to support the interpretation of its scores.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157218
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.contributor.authorLam, ETPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, YYCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGandek, Ben_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:47:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:47:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 2008, v. 30 n. 4, p. 185-198en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1027-3948en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157218-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To establish the psychometric properties and norm of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 version 2 Health Survey for the adult population in Hong Kong (HK) to facilitate its application and interpretation. Design: A cross-sectional random telephone survey of the general adult population. Subjects: 2410 Chinese adults randomly selected from the general Chinese adult population in Hong Kong. The mean age of the subjects was 42.9 (S.D. 17.3) years, 48% were men and 38% had one or more chronic disease. Main outcome measures: Responses to the SF-36v2 Health Survey questions were extracted. Item-scale correlations, internal and test-retest reliabilities, and the factor structure of the SF-36v2 Health Survey scores were analysed. The SF-36v2 Health Survey scores were calculated by the standard algorithm to establish the population norm. Results: All items had 100% scaling success indicating discriminant validity. Internal consistency and test-retest reliabilities of all scales were good (coefficients 0.66 to 0.89). The hypothesized two-factor structure underlying construction of the physical and mental health summary scales was confirmed. The psychometric properties of the SF-36v2 Health Survey were generally better than version 1. There were significant differences in the population norms between versions 1 and 2 of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 Health Survey, especially in the role-physical and role-emotional scales. Conclusion: The Chinese (HK) SF-36v2 Health Survey is valid and reliable for measuring HRQOL of Chinese adults in Hong Kong, and population norm is now available to support the interpretation of its scores.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Practitioneren_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectNormen_HK
dc.subjectPsychometricsen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectSF-36en_HK
dc.subjectValidityen_HK
dc.titlePsychometrics and population norm of the Chinese (HK) SF-36 Health Survey_version 2en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK:clklam@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridGandek, B=6603684731en_HK
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