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Article: Test–retest reliability and validity of a single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale in Hong Kong Chinese: Findings from Hong Kong Jockey Club FAMILY Project

TitleTest–retest reliability and validity of a single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale in Hong Kong Chinese: Findings from Hong Kong Jockey Club FAMILY Project
Authors
KeywordsFamily happiness
Single-item scale
Reliability
Validity
Quality of life
Issue Date2019
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, 2019, v. 28 n. 2, p. 535-543 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: Family happiness is one major theme of family well-being in Chinese culture. We investigated the reliability and validity of the single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale (SFHS-1) with the score of 0–10, based on two studies in Hong Kong Chinese. Methods: Study 1 was a territory-wide population-based telephone survey (n = 4038) conducted in 2016. Study 2 was a community-based family intervention program conducted during 2012–2013 (n = 1261) to enhance family communication and well-being. Test–retest reliability of the SFHS-1 was assessed over 1 month in Study 2. Family APGAR (Adaption, Partnership, Growth, Affection, Resolve) Scale, Family Communication Scale, Subjective Happiness Scale, 12-item Short Form Health Survey Version 2, and 2-item Patient Health Questionnaire were used to assess the convergent and discriminant validities of the SFHS-1 in both studies. Multiple regression analysis was used to assess the incremental validity by identifying the additional contribution of the SFHS-1 score in predicting subjective happiness. Results: The 1-month test–retest reliability assessed by intraclass correlation was 0.76. Family happiness was moderately to strongly correlated with family function, family communication, subjective happiness, mental health-related quality of life and depression, but weakly correlated with physical health-related quality of life. Furthermore, the score of the SFHS-1 added predictive power to mental health-related quality of life and depression in assessing subjective happiness. Conclusions: Our results have shown the SFHS-1 as a reliable and valid measurement of family happiness in Hong Kong Chinese, suggesting SFHS-1 is highly practicable for future large epidemiological and community-based intervention studies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/263790
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dc.contributor.authorShen, C-
dc.contributor.authorWang, MP-
dc.contributor.authorHo, CY-
dc.contributor.authorWan, A-
dc.contributor.authorStewart, SM-
dc.contributor.authorViswanath, K-
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSC-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-22T07:44:33Z-
dc.date.available2018-10-22T07:44:33Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationQuality of Life Research, 2019, v. 28 n. 2, p. 535-543-
dc.identifier.issn0962-9343-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/263790-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Family happiness is one major theme of family well-being in Chinese culture. We investigated the reliability and validity of the single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale (SFHS-1) with the score of 0–10, based on two studies in Hong Kong Chinese. Methods: Study 1 was a territory-wide population-based telephone survey (n = 4038) conducted in 2016. Study 2 was a community-based family intervention program conducted during 2012–2013 (n = 1261) to enhance family communication and well-being. Test–retest reliability of the SFHS-1 was assessed over 1 month in Study 2. Family APGAR (Adaption, Partnership, Growth, Affection, Resolve) Scale, Family Communication Scale, Subjective Happiness Scale, 12-item Short Form Health Survey Version 2, and 2-item Patient Health Questionnaire were used to assess the convergent and discriminant validities of the SFHS-1 in both studies. Multiple regression analysis was used to assess the incremental validity by identifying the additional contribution of the SFHS-1 score in predicting subjective happiness. Results: The 1-month test–retest reliability assessed by intraclass correlation was 0.76. Family happiness was moderately to strongly correlated with family function, family communication, subjective happiness, mental health-related quality of life and depression, but weakly correlated with physical health-related quality of life. Furthermore, the score of the SFHS-1 added predictive power to mental health-related quality of life and depression in assessing subjective happiness. Conclusions: Our results have shown the SFHS-1 as a reliable and valid measurement of family happiness in Hong Kong Chinese, suggesting SFHS-1 is highly practicable for future large epidemiological and community-based intervention studies.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0962-9343-
dc.relation.ispartofQuality of Life Research-
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-2019-9-
dc.subjectFamily happiness-
dc.subjectSingle-item scale-
dc.subjectReliability-
dc.subjectValidity-
dc.subjectQuality of life-
dc.titleTest–retest reliability and validity of a single-item Self-reported Family Happiness Scale in Hong Kong Chinese: Findings from Hong Kong Jockey Club FAMILY Project-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWang, MP: mpwang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailStewart, SM: smstewar@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWang, MP=rp01863-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, SSC=rp00423-
dc.identifier.authorityLam, TH=rp00326-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11136-018-2019-9-
dc.identifier.hkuros295079-
dc.identifier.hkuros297088-
dc.identifier.volume28-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage535-
dc.identifier.epage543-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000457880300024-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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