Herth Hope Index: psychometric testing of the Chinese version

Chan, Keung Sum, Li, Ho Cheung William, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi and Lopez, Violeta (2012) Herth Hope Index: psychometric testing of the Chinese version. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 9: 2079-2085. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05887.x


Author Chan, Keung Sum
Li, Ho Cheung William
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Lopez, Violeta
Title Herth Hope Index: psychometric testing of the Chinese version
Journal name Journal of Advanced Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2648
0309-2402
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05887.x
Open Access Status
Volume 68
Issue 9
Start page 2079
End page 2085
Total pages 7
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim: This article is a report on psychometric testing of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index. Background. The availability of a valid and reliable instrument that accurately measures the level of hope in patients with heart failure is crucial before any hope-enhancing interventions can be appropriately planned and evaluated. There is no such instrument for Chinese people.

Methods: A test-retest, within-subjects design was used. A purposive sample of 120 Hong Kong Chinese patients with heart failure between the ages of 60 and 80years admitted to two medical wards was recruited during an 8-month period in 2009. Participants were asked to respond to the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale. The internal consistency, content validity and construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Chinese version of the Herth Hope Index were assessed.

Results: The newly translated scale demonstrated adequate internal consistency, good content validity and appropriate convergent and discriminant validity. Confirmatory factor analysis added further evidence of the construct validity of the scale.

Conclusion: Results suggest that the newly translated scale can be used as a self-report assessment tool in assessing the level of hope in Hong Kong Chinese patients with heart failure.
Keyword Heart failure
Herth Hope Index - Chinese version
Nursing
Psychometric testing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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