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Article: Reliability and construct validity of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 patients in primary care

TitleReliability and construct validity of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 patients in primary care
Authors
KeywordsChinese
COOP/WONCA charts
Quality of life
Reliability
The SF-36
Validity
Issue Date2003
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 2003, v. 25 n. 10, p. 468-475 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess the internal and test-retest reliability, and construct validity of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 for patients in primary care. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire face-to-face interviews and retest by telephone interviews. Subjects: 500 Chinese patients aged 18 or above attending a government general outpatient primary care clinic in Hong Kong. Main outcome measure: Internal reliability was measured by Cronbach's alpha. Test-retest reliability was measured by the difference between test-retest scores and intraclass correlation. Construct validity was assessed by the correlations between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the Chinese COOP/WONCA Chart scores, and the correlation between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the total number of chronic diseases. Results: Internal reliability coefficients of all the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scales exceeded 0.7; there was no clinically important difference between test-retest scores of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36. The expected correlations were observed between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the COOP/WONCA Chart scores. There was a negative correlation between the total number of chronic diseases and the scores of five scales of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36. Conclusion: The Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 was reliable for group comparison and had good convergent and divergent construct validity for patients in primary care.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45138
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the internal and test-retest reliability, and construct validity of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 for patients in primary care. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire face-to-face interviews and retest by telephone interviews. Subjects: 500 Chinese patients aged 18 or above attending a government general outpatient primary care clinic in Hong Kong. Main outcome measure: Internal reliability was measured by Cronbach's alpha. Test-retest reliability was measured by the difference between test-retest scores and intraclass correlation. Construct validity was assessed by the correlations between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the Chinese COOP/WONCA Chart scores, and the correlation between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the total number of chronic diseases. Results: Internal reliability coefficients of all the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scales exceeded 0.7; there was no clinically important difference between test-retest scores of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36. The expected correlations were observed between the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 scores and the COOP/WONCA Chart scores. There was a negative correlation between the total number of chronic diseases and the scores of five scales of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36. Conclusion: The Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 was reliable for group comparison and had good convergent and divergent construct validity for patients in primary care.en_HK
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dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectCOOP/WONCA chartsen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectThe SF-36en_HK
dc.subjectValidityen_HK
dc.titleReliability and construct validity of the Chinese (Hong Kong) SF-36 patients in primary careen_HK
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