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Conference Paper: A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese mini-mental adjustment to cancer scale

TitleA psychometric evaluation of the Chinese mini-mental adjustment to cancer scale
Authors
KeywordsMedical sciences
Oncology psychology medical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology
Issue Date2014
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807
Citation
The 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Lisbon, Portugal, 20-24 October 2014. In Psycho-Oncology, 2014, v. 23 suppl. S3, p. 214-214, abstract P1-0194 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (Mini-MAC) is widely used to evaluate cancer patients’ coping responses. Validation studies of the scale have shown methodological shortcomings and inconsistency in the factor solutions. The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Mini-MAC. METHOD: A large sample of 364Chinese patients with breast or colorectal cancer completed the Mini-MAC and psychosocial measures (general health, perceived stress, anxiety, and depression). Exploratory factor analyses examined the relative fit of two- to six-factor models using robust weighted least square estimation and oblique target rotation. Convergent validity was evaluated via correlations between the Mini-MAC factor scores and the psychosocial outcomes. RESULTS: The five-factor model showed the best model fit and largely replicated the original Mini-MAC’s helpless/hopeless (HH), anxious preoccupation(AP), fighting spirit (FS), fatalism (FA), and cognitive avoidance (CA) subscales. The five factors had acceptable reliability (Cronbach’s a = 0.67–0.88)and 4-month test-retest reliability (r = 0.45–0.64).HH, AP, and CA were positively associated with the psychosocial outcomes (r = 0.19–0.60). Modest and negative correlations were found between the psychosocial outcomes and FS and FA. CONCLUSIONS: The results support the Mini-MAC’s original five-factor structure with satisfactory reliability and convergent validity. The results demonstrate that the Mini-MAC is a valid measure for assessing coping responses in cancer patients. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: Future research could elucidate the dimensionality of the Mini-MAC by conducting confirmatory factor analysis in cancer samples from other populations or contexts. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: The satisfactory psychometric proper-ties found for the Mini-MAC supports its future use in clinical practice to measure various coping responses of cancer patients.
DescriptionConference Theme: Integrating Psycho-Oncology into Mainstream Cancer Care; From Research to Action
Poster abstracts
This free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: Abstracts of the IPOS 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, 20 – 24 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218179
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.256
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.904

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorFong, TCT-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:27:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:27:26Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationThe 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Lisbon, Portugal, 20-24 October 2014. In Psycho-Oncology, 2014, v. 23 suppl. S3, p. 214-214, abstract P1-0194-
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218179-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Integrating Psycho-Oncology into Mainstream Cancer Care; From Research to Action-
dc.descriptionPoster abstracts-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: Special Issue: Abstracts of the IPOS 16th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, 20 – 24 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer Scale (Mini-MAC) is widely used to evaluate cancer patients’ coping responses. Validation studies of the scale have shown methodological shortcomings and inconsistency in the factor solutions. The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Mini-MAC. METHOD: A large sample of 364Chinese patients with breast or colorectal cancer completed the Mini-MAC and psychosocial measures (general health, perceived stress, anxiety, and depression). Exploratory factor analyses examined the relative fit of two- to six-factor models using robust weighted least square estimation and oblique target rotation. Convergent validity was evaluated via correlations between the Mini-MAC factor scores and the psychosocial outcomes. RESULTS: The five-factor model showed the best model fit and largely replicated the original Mini-MAC’s helpless/hopeless (HH), anxious preoccupation(AP), fighting spirit (FS), fatalism (FA), and cognitive avoidance (CA) subscales. The five factors had acceptable reliability (Cronbach’s a = 0.67–0.88)and 4-month test-retest reliability (r = 0.45–0.64).HH, AP, and CA were positively associated with the psychosocial outcomes (r = 0.19–0.60). Modest and negative correlations were found between the psychosocial outcomes and FS and FA. CONCLUSIONS: The results support the Mini-MAC’s original five-factor structure with satisfactory reliability and convergent validity. The results demonstrate that the Mini-MAC is a valid measure for assessing coping responses in cancer patients. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS: Future research could elucidate the dimensionality of the Mini-MAC by conducting confirmatory factor analysis in cancer samples from other populations or contexts. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: The satisfactory psychometric proper-ties found for the Mini-MAC supports its future use in clinical practice to measure various coping responses of cancer patients.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/5807-
dc.relation.ispartofPsycho-Oncology-
dc.rightsPsycho-Oncology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.-
dc.rightsSpecial Statement for Preprint only Before publication: 'This is a preprint of an article accepted for publication in [The Journal of Pathology] Copyright © ([year]) ([Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland])'. After publication: the preprint notice should be amended to follows: 'This is a preprint of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the Contribution as published in the print edition of the Journal]' For Cochrane Library/ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, add statement & acknowledgement : ‘This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue X. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.’ Please include reference to the Review and hyperlink to the original version using the following format e.g. Authors. Title of Review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 20XX, Issue #. Art. No.: CD00XXXX. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX (insert persistent link to the article by using the URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD00XXXX) (This statement should refer to the most recent issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in which the Review published.)-
dc.subjectMedical sciences-
dc.subjectOncology psychology medical sciences-
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology-
dc.titleA psychometric evaluation of the Chinese mini-mental adjustment to cancer scale-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailFong, TCT: ttaatt@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1099-1611.2014.3695-
dc.identifier.hkuros253698-
dc.identifier.volume23-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. S3-
dc.identifier.spage214, abstract P1-0194-
dc.identifier.epage214, abstract P1-0194-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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