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Article: The SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population

TitleThe SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese population
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Construct validity
Cross-cultural equivalence
Health-related quality of life
Reliability
SF-36 summary scales
Issue Date2005
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclinepi
Citation
Journal Of Clinical Epidemiology, 2005, v. 58 n. 8, p. 815-822 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To find out whether the SF-36 physical and mental health summary (PCS and MCS) scales are valid and equivalent in the Chinese population in Hong Kong (HK). Study Design and Setting: The SF-36 data of a cross-sectional study on 2,410 Chinese adults randomly selected from the general population in HK were analyzed. Results: The hypothesized two-factor structure of the physical and mental health summary scales (PCS and MCS) was replicated and the expected differences in scores between known morbidity groups were shown. The internal reliability coefficients of the PCS and MCS scales ranged from 0.85 to 0.87. The effect size differences between the U.S. standard and HK-specific PCS and MCS scores were mostly <0.5. The effect size differences in the standard PCS and MCS scores of specific groups between the U.S. and H.K. populations were all <0.5. Conclusion: The PCS and MCS scales were applicable to the Chinese population in HK. The high level of measurement equivalence of the scales between the U.S. and H.K. populations suggests that data pooling between the two populations could be possible. To our knowledge, this is the first study to show that the SF-36 summary scales are valid and equivalent in an Asian population. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48617
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.703
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.559
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dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, EYYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGandek, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
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dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Clinical Epidemiology, 2005, v. 58 n. 8, p. 815-822en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0895-4356en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: To find out whether the SF-36 physical and mental health summary (PCS and MCS) scales are valid and equivalent in the Chinese population in Hong Kong (HK). Study Design and Setting: The SF-36 data of a cross-sectional study on 2,410 Chinese adults randomly selected from the general population in HK were analyzed. Results: The hypothesized two-factor structure of the physical and mental health summary scales (PCS and MCS) was replicated and the expected differences in scores between known morbidity groups were shown. The internal reliability coefficients of the PCS and MCS scales ranged from 0.85 to 0.87. The effect size differences between the U.S. standard and HK-specific PCS and MCS scores were mostly <0.5. The effect size differences in the standard PCS and MCS scores of specific groups between the U.S. and H.K. populations were all <0.5. Conclusion: The PCS and MCS scales were applicable to the Chinese population in HK. The high level of measurement equivalence of the scales between the U.S. and H.K. populations suggests that data pooling between the two populations could be possible. To our knowledge, this is the first study to show that the SF-36 summary scales are valid and equivalent in an Asian population. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
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dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclinepien_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Clinical Epidemiology. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.en_HK
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dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectConstruct validityen_HK
dc.subjectCross-cultural equivalenceen_HK
dc.subjectHealth-related quality of lifeen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectSF-36 summary scalesen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicators-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scales-
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group-
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparison-
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Methods-
dc.titleThe SF-36 summary scales were valid, reliable, and equivalent in a Chinese populationen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK: clklam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclinepi.2004.12.008en_HK
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