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Conference Paper: Development and validation of a social adjustment scale for assessing social morbidity in chinese women after treatment for breast cancer

TitleDevelopment and validation of a social adjustment scale for assessing social morbidity in chinese women after treatment for breast cancer
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.wiley.com/0020-7136/
Citation
The 18th UICC International Cancer Conference, Oslo, Norway, 30 June–5 July 2002. In International Journal of Cancer, 2002, v. 100 n. S13, p. 467 Abstract no. P 1062 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To evaluate validity and reliability of social adjust-ment scale (Ch-SAS) for assessing social morbidity in Chinesewomen with BC.Method: Social morbidity is a common problem faced byChinese women after treatment for breast cancer. Using informa-tion gained from the previous qualitative study, a 41-item scale(Ch-SAS) was constructed to measure social adjustment. TheCh-SAS together with 3 measures of treatment decision making,the Medical Interview Satisfaction scale (MISS), and the Gener-alized Self-efficacy scale (SE) were administered to 226 Chinesewomen (mean age 52.32 (SD 11.05) years) diagnosed with breastcancer who were randomly recruited from two regional hospitals.Results: The CH-SAS has five factors, labeled Family relation-ships (10 items), Appearance and body image (7 items), Relation-ships with friends (6 items), Enjoyment of social functioning (4items), and Sexuality (4 items). A sixth factor, Work, (10 items)was deleted due to poor psychometrics. The sub-scales demon-strated adequate internal reliability (Cronbach’sa.63-.93) andgood divergent validity, showing very low correlations with MISS(r-.04 to 0.1) and an appropriate pattern of correlations with SE(r.07 to .30). Good construct validity was evidenced (1) indifferences between surgical types on the Appearance and bodyimage (F3.85, df 3, p.01) and Sexuality (F4.6, df 3, p.004)sub-scales and (2) in negative correlations with perceived difficul-ties in making treatment decisions (r-.14, p.05) and negativeevaluations of treatment outcome (r-.24, p.000), while corre-lating positively with confidence for making right decision (r.31,p.000).Conclusion: The Ch-SAS provides a reliable and culturallyvalid measure of social adjustment in Chinese women with breastcancer. It demonstrates good psychometric properties and appro-priate sensitivity, including to patients’ satisfaction with treatmentdecision.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86474
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dc.contributor.authorLam, WWTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorMui, LSNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLai, MKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:17:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:17:29Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 18th UICC International Cancer Conference, Oslo, Norway, 30 June–5 July 2002. In International Journal of Cancer, 2002, v. 100 n. S13, p. 467 Abstract no. P 1062en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0020-7136en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86474-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate validity and reliability of social adjust-ment scale (Ch-SAS) for assessing social morbidity in Chinesewomen with BC.Method: Social morbidity is a common problem faced byChinese women after treatment for breast cancer. Using informa-tion gained from the previous qualitative study, a 41-item scale(Ch-SAS) was constructed to measure social adjustment. TheCh-SAS together with 3 measures of treatment decision making,the Medical Interview Satisfaction scale (MISS), and the Gener-alized Self-efficacy scale (SE) were administered to 226 Chinesewomen (mean age 52.32 (SD 11.05) years) diagnosed with breastcancer who were randomly recruited from two regional hospitals.Results: The CH-SAS has five factors, labeled Family relation-ships (10 items), Appearance and body image (7 items), Relation-ships with friends (6 items), Enjoyment of social functioning (4items), and Sexuality (4 items). A sixth factor, Work, (10 items)was deleted due to poor psychometrics. The sub-scales demon-strated adequate internal reliability (Cronbach’sa.63-.93) andgood divergent validity, showing very low correlations with MISS(r-.04 to 0.1) and an appropriate pattern of correlations with SE(r.07 to .30). Good construct validity was evidenced (1) indifferences between surgical types on the Appearance and bodyimage (F3.85, df 3, p.01) and Sexuality (F4.6, df 3, p.004)sub-scales and (2) in negative correlations with perceived difficul-ties in making treatment decisions (r-.14, p.05) and negativeevaluations of treatment outcome (r-.24, p.000), while corre-lating positively with confidence for making right decision (r.31,p.000).Conclusion: The Ch-SAS provides a reliable and culturallyvalid measure of social adjustment in Chinese women with breastcancer. It demonstrates good psychometric properties and appro-priate sensitivity, including to patients’ satisfaction with treatmentdecision.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.wiley.com/0020-7136/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Canceren_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Cancer. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.titleDevelopment and validation of a social adjustment scale for assessing social morbidity in chinese women after treatment for breast canceren_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0020-7136&volume=Suppl 13&spage=467&epage=&date=2002&atitle=Development+and+validation+of+as+social+adjustment+scale+for+assessing+social+morbidity+in+Chinese+women+after+treatment+for+breast+canceren_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, WWT: wwtlam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R: fielding@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLai, MK: h9408159@graduate.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLam, WWT=rp00443en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ijc.9986-
dc.identifier.hkuros74485en_HK

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