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Conference Paper: An examination of psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for schizophrenia

TitleAn examination of psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for schizophrenia
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/journal/12160
Citation
The 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM 2016), Washington, DC., 30 March-2 April 2016. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2016, v. 50 suppl. 1, p. S15, abstract no. A039 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) is commonly used for assessment of severity of schizophrenic symptoms. In view of the ambivalent results over the factor structure of the scale, the present study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of PANSS by examining the consensus five-factor model by Wallwork in Chinese schizophrenic patients. METHODS: Participants were 146 Chinese patients with schizophrenia (mean age = 54.0 years, SD = 8.5) who resided in a rehabilitation hostel. They completed the Chinese PANSS, which is a 20-item, 7-point scale of psychiatric symptoms with five proposed factors. The five-factor structure of the PANSS and its convergent validity was evaluated via exploratory structural equation modelling using weighted least square estimator in Mplus 7.2. RESULTS: The five-factor consensus model fitted the data significantly better than a four-factor model (Δχ2(16) = 64.4, p < .01). Overall, the five-factor model provided an excellent model fit (χ2(100) = 119.8, p = .09, CFI = .99, TLI = .99, RMSEA = .04, SRMR = .03). The five factors were weakly to moderately correlated (r = .20 - .57, p < .05) except for positive-negative (r = .04), negative-cognitive (r = .19), and depression-cognitive (r = .03). All of the five factors showed satisfactory reliability. DISCUSSIONS: These results supported the use of the five-factor consensus model derived by Wallwork for PANSS in the Chinese context. Future studies should apply the PANSS in the Chinese patients with schizophrenia for assessment of psychiatric symptoms.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233190
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.195
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.112

 

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dc.contributor.authorFong, TCT-
dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorWan, HYA-
dc.contributor.authorAu Yeung, FSW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:35:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:35:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationThe 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM 2016), Washington, DC., 30 March-2 April 2016. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2016, v. 50 suppl. 1, p. S15, abstract no. A039-
dc.identifier.issn0883-6612-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233190-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) is commonly used for assessment of severity of schizophrenic symptoms. In view of the ambivalent results over the factor structure of the scale, the present study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of PANSS by examining the consensus five-factor model by Wallwork in Chinese schizophrenic patients. METHODS: Participants were 146 Chinese patients with schizophrenia (mean age = 54.0 years, SD = 8.5) who resided in a rehabilitation hostel. They completed the Chinese PANSS, which is a 20-item, 7-point scale of psychiatric symptoms with five proposed factors. The five-factor structure of the PANSS and its convergent validity was evaluated via exploratory structural equation modelling using weighted least square estimator in Mplus 7.2. RESULTS: The five-factor consensus model fitted the data significantly better than a four-factor model (Δχ2(16) = 64.4, p < .01). Overall, the five-factor model provided an excellent model fit (χ2(100) = 119.8, p = .09, CFI = .99, TLI = .99, RMSEA = .04, SRMR = .03). The five factors were weakly to moderately correlated (r = .20 - .57, p < .05) except for positive-negative (r = .04), negative-cognitive (r = .19), and depression-cognitive (r = .03). All of the five factors showed satisfactory reliability. DISCUSSIONS: These results supported the use of the five-factor consensus model derived by Wallwork for PANSS in the Chinese context. Future studies should apply the PANSS in the Chinese patients with schizophrenia for assessment of psychiatric symptoms.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/journal/12160-
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Behavioral Medicine-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]-
dc.titleAn examination of psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale for schizophrenia-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailFong, TCT: ttaatt@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWan, HYA: awan@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12160-015-9766-4-
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dc.identifier.volume50-
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dc.identifier.spageS15, abstract no. A039-
dc.identifier.epageS15, abstract no. A039-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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