A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Short-Form Cardiac Depression Scale

Wang, Wenru, Ski, Chantal F., Thompson, David R. and Hare, David L. (2011) A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Short-Form Cardiac Depression Scale. Psychosomatics, 52 5: 450-454. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2011.04.003

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Author Wang, Wenru
Ski, Chantal F.
Thompson, David R.
Hare, David L.
Title A psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the Short-Form Cardiac Depression Scale
Journal name Psychosomatics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3182
1545-7206
Publication date 2011-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psym.2011.04.003
Volume 52
Issue 5
Start page 450
End page 454
Total pages 5
Place of publication Arlington, VA, United States
Publisher American Psychiatric Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective:
To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the Short-Form Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) as a screening tool.

Methods:
Measurement performance was tested on 239 Chinese cardiac patients who were asked to complete the Chinese versions of the Short-Form CDS, the CDS, the Beck Depression Inventory, and an overall measure (single item) of mood status.

Results:
The Chinese Short-Form CDS demonstrated acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach’s α 0. 76). The high correlation coefficients (r =  0.63– 0.74, P < 0.01) between the five items and the total scale provide further evidence of internal consistency. There was acceptable concurrent validity with significantly high correlations between the Chinese versions of the Short- Form CDS and the CDS (r = 0.80, P< 0.0001) and the Beck Depression Inventory (r =
0.64, P < 0.0001). Principal components analysis revealed a single dimension extracted from the data set, which resembles that reported by the authors of the original scale.

Conclusion:
The Chinese Short-Form CDS appears to be a valid and reliable user-friendly measure for monitoring depressed mood in Chinesespeaking patients with cardiac disease.
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Additional Notes Available online 9 September 2011.

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