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Article: Is the content of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) really valid in the context of traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong?

TitleIs the content of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) really valid in the context of traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong?
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/09652299
Citation
Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 2009, v. 17 n. 1, p. 29-36 How to Cite?
Abstract
Background: Content validity is crucial in quality of life instrument development but there is very little literature on this in Chinese culture. The Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) was developed in Mainland China to capture the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) concepts specific to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the content validity of ChQOL in a Chinese population whose spoken dialect and health-care system are different from those of Mainland China to find out whether the instrument is generalizable. Methods: 8 TCM practitioners and 10 patients rated the clarity, relevance and appropriateness of each of the 50 items of the ChQOL (HK version), and completed qualitative cognitive debriefing interviews. Results: The content of ChQOL was rated valid by TCM practitioners with CVIs on clarity, relevance and appropriateness ranging from 80 to 100%. 49 out of 50 items were well understood by patients, but 12 items had CVI on relevance and 5 items had CVI on appropriateness lower than 70% among patients. After reviewing the patients and TCM practitioners' opinions, revisions were made for three items (2, 8 and 29) to form the ChQOL (HK version)-2008. In general, the ChQOL was found to be too long which called for shorter version. Conclusions: The content of ChQOL was shown to be really valid in the context of Chinese Medicine for Cantonese speaking Chinese. There was some discrepancy between the judgments of TCM practitioners and patients indicating the importance of evaluation by both experts and lay persons. Crown Copyright © 2008.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78384
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2013 Impact Factor: 2.216
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.547
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dc.contributor.authorWong, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Len_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:42:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:42:17Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationComplementary Therapies In Medicine, 2009, v. 17 n. 1, p. 29-36en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0965-2299en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78384-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Content validity is crucial in quality of life instrument development but there is very little literature on this in Chinese culture. The Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) was developed in Mainland China to capture the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) concepts specific to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the content validity of ChQOL in a Chinese population whose spoken dialect and health-care system are different from those of Mainland China to find out whether the instrument is generalizable. Methods: 8 TCM practitioners and 10 patients rated the clarity, relevance and appropriateness of each of the 50 items of the ChQOL (HK version), and completed qualitative cognitive debriefing interviews. Results: The content of ChQOL was rated valid by TCM practitioners with CVIs on clarity, relevance and appropriateness ranging from 80 to 100%. 49 out of 50 items were well understood by patients, but 12 items had CVI on relevance and 5 items had CVI on appropriateness lower than 70% among patients. After reviewing the patients and TCM practitioners' opinions, revisions were made for three items (2, 8 and 29) to form the ChQOL (HK version)-2008. In general, the ChQOL was found to be too long which called for shorter version. Conclusions: The content of ChQOL was shown to be really valid in the context of Chinese Medicine for Cantonese speaking Chinese. There was some discrepancy between the judgments of TCM practitioners and patients indicating the importance of evaluation by both experts and lay persons. Crown Copyright © 2008.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/09652299en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofComplementary Therapies in Medicineen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMedical History Taking - methods - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditionalen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires - standardsen_HK
dc.titleIs the content of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) really valid in the context of traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, CLK:clklam@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ctim.2008.07.004en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid19114226en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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