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Article: Validity and cultural equivalence of the standard greene climacteric scale in Hong Kong

TitleValidity and cultural equivalence of the standard greene climacteric scale in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsConfirmatory factor analysis
Menopause
Reliability
Scale
Urogenital scale
Validity
Issue Date2010
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.menopausejournal.com
Citation
Menopause, 2010, v. 17 n. 3, p. 630-635 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to translate the standard Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS) and a urogenital symptom scale into colloquial Chinese (Hong Kong) and test their validity and reliability in Hong Kong Chinese women. METHODS: The scales were translated with standard techniques, and cross-cultural construct validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and responsiveness were tested on samples of women aged 40 to 60 years recruited from the community. RESULTS: A total of 611 women, with mean (SD) age of 48.9 (5.3) years, provided completed scales for the study. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated construct validity of the translated standard GCS. The items were found to have good homogeneity in measuring the scale concepts (Cronbach α > 0.7). But the three-item urogenital scale had poor internal consistency (Cronbach α = 0.43), and a combination of this scale with the standard GCS resulted in a reduced model fit to the data. Test-retest reliability for the GCS was good on women recruited for a retest (n = 52). The translated GCS was found to be responsive to change over time (effect size, 0.59; n = 19). CONCLUSIONS: The Chinese (Hong Kong) version of the standard GCS is a valid and cultural-equivalent instrument. Our data do not support inclusion of the urogenital scale to the standard GCS. Measurement of urogenital symptoms is subject to further study. © 2010 by The North American Menopause Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86420
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.172
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.270
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dc.contributor.authorChen, RQen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDavis, SRen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:16:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:16:47Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMenopause, 2010, v. 17 n. 3, p. 630-635en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1072-3714en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86420-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to translate the standard Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS) and a urogenital symptom scale into colloquial Chinese (Hong Kong) and test their validity and reliability in Hong Kong Chinese women. METHODS: The scales were translated with standard techniques, and cross-cultural construct validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and responsiveness were tested on samples of women aged 40 to 60 years recruited from the community. RESULTS: A total of 611 women, with mean (SD) age of 48.9 (5.3) years, provided completed scales for the study. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated construct validity of the translated standard GCS. The items were found to have good homogeneity in measuring the scale concepts (Cronbach α > 0.7). But the three-item urogenital scale had poor internal consistency (Cronbach α = 0.43), and a combination of this scale with the standard GCS resulted in a reduced model fit to the data. Test-retest reliability for the GCS was good on women recruited for a retest (n = 52). The translated GCS was found to be responsive to change over time (effect size, 0.59; n = 19). CONCLUSIONS: The Chinese (Hong Kong) version of the standard GCS is a valid and cultural-equivalent instrument. Our data do not support inclusion of the urogenital scale to the standard GCS. Measurement of urogenital symptoms is subject to further study. © 2010 by The North American Menopause Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.menopausejournal.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMenopauseen_HK
dc.rightsMenopause. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subjectConfirmatory factor analysisen_HK
dc.subjectMenopauseen_HK
dc.subjectReliabilityen_HK
dc.subjectScaleen_HK
dc.subjectUrogenital scaleen_HK
dc.subjectValidityen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCultural Characteristicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMenopause - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires - standardsen_HK
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTranslatingen_HK
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health - ethnologyen_HK
dc.titleValidity and cultural equivalence of the standard greene climacteric scale in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1072-3714&volume=173&spage=&epage=&date=2010&atitle=Validity+and+cultural+equivalence+of+the+standard+Greene+Climacteric+Scale+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChen, RQ: rqchen@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, CM: hrmrwcm@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/gme.0b013e3181ca0adben_HK
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage630en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000277501600024-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChen, RQ=24398149500en_HK
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