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Article: Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong

TitleReliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCARE Measure
Consultations
Empathy
Hong Kong China
Primary care
Issue Date2009
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Family Practice, 2009, v. 26 n. 5, p. 398-406 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a validated patient-rated measure of consultation quality in the UK. Objectives. To provide preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong. Methods. Following translation, back-translation and pilot testing, a Chinese version of the CARE Measure was developed and tested on 253 unselected primary care patients in Hong Kong. Results. The Chinese-CARE Measure was regarded by patients as being relevant to their consultations, with on average only 5.5% of patients rating the items as not important (range 3.6-10.2% for individual items), suggesting high acceptability and face validity. This was also supported by the relatively low number of 'not applicable' responses recorded for the measure (average 8.2%, range 0.4-21.7% for individual items). Internal reliability was high (Cronbach's alpha 0.962) and was reduced by the removal of any of the 10 items, and homogeneity was indicated by high corrected item-total correlations (0.786-0.876). Factor analysis showed a single solution for the Chinese-CARE Measure items with high item loadings (0.821-0.891). Construct validity was further supported by significant hypothesized relationships with other variables (patient enablement and patient satisfaction). Consultation length and continuity of care were independent predictors of Chinese-CARE Measure score in stepwise multiple regression analysis but together explained <10% of variation in CARE score. Conclusion. These preliminary data support the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in primary care in Hong Kong. © The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91584
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.022
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.048
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
CUHKC07105
Funding Information:

Funding: A grant of HKD 1700 for the recruitment of student helpers was funded by the Student Campus Work Scheme 2007/08 of the CUHK (C07105).

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dc.contributor.authorFung, CSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHua, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorMercer, SWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:21:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:21:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationFamily Practice, 2009, v. 26 n. 5, p. 398-406en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0263-2136en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91584-
dc.description.abstractBackground. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a validated patient-rated measure of consultation quality in the UK. Objectives. To provide preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kong. Methods. Following translation, back-translation and pilot testing, a Chinese version of the CARE Measure was developed and tested on 253 unselected primary care patients in Hong Kong. Results. The Chinese-CARE Measure was regarded by patients as being relevant to their consultations, with on average only 5.5% of patients rating the items as not important (range 3.6-10.2% for individual items), suggesting high acceptability and face validity. This was also supported by the relatively low number of 'not applicable' responses recorded for the measure (average 8.2%, range 0.4-21.7% for individual items). Internal reliability was high (Cronbach's alpha 0.962) and was reduced by the removal of any of the 10 items, and homogeneity was indicated by high corrected item-total correlations (0.786-0.876). Factor analysis showed a single solution for the Chinese-CARE Measure items with high item loadings (0.821-0.891). Construct validity was further supported by significant hypothesized relationships with other variables (patient enablement and patient satisfaction). Consultation length and continuity of care were independent predictors of Chinese-CARE Measure score in stepwise multiple regression analysis but together explained <10% of variation in CARE score. Conclusion. These preliminary data support the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in primary care in Hong Kong. © The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofFamily Practiceen_HK
dc.subjectCARE Measureen_HK
dc.subjectConsultationsen_HK
dc.subjectEmpathyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong Chinaen_HK
dc.subjectPrimary careen_HK
dc.titleReliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CARE Measure in a primary care setting in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFung, CSC:cfsc@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/fampra/cmp044en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTam, L=37162139000en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMercer, SW=7005913632en_HK

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