Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale

Yu, Doris S. F., Lee, Diana T. F., Thompson, David, Jaarsma, Tiny, Woo, Jean and Leung, Edward M. F. (2011) Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 4: 458-467. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.08.011

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Author Yu, Doris S. F.
Lee, Diana T. F.
Thompson, David
Jaarsma, Tiny
Woo, Jean
Leung, Edward M. F.
Title Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7489
1873-491X
Publication date 2011-04-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.08.011
Volume 48
Issue 4
Start page 458
End page 467
Total pages 10
Place of publication Bromley, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background:
Effective self-care is the cornerstone of the successful management of heart failure (HF). The European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale is a brief, reliable and valid scale to measure this important construct among patients with HF. Although the EHFScBS has been translated to different languages, no Chinese version is available. Indeed, previous findings investigating the psychometric properties of EHFScBS indicated ambiguity of the conceptual structure of this scale.

Aim:
The aim of this study was to translate the European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) into Chinese and to test its psychometric properties in the Chinese patients with HF.

Methods:
The EHFScBS (English Version) was translated to Chinese using Brislin's forward and backward translation method. Panel review was used to examine its semantic equivalence and content validity. The EHFScBS (Chinese Version) was then tested with a convenience sample of 143 Chinese HF patients who attended a specialist clinic from January to September 2007.

Results:

The content validity index (CVI) of the EHFScBS (Chinese version) was satisfactory (Item CVI. =0.96; Scale CVI. =0.89), with Cronbach's alpha 0.82. Convergent validity was supported by a moderate relationship, statistical significant with a measure for social support (r=-0.36, p<. 0.001). However, the findings did not support the hypothesised three-factor structure of the EHFScBS (Chinese Version). Instead, all items except one fit well a two-factor structure to measure help-seeking and regimen-complying behaviours.

Conclusion:

The adequate psychometric properties and clear conceptual structure of EHFScBS (Chinese Version) warrant its use in Chinese patients with HF.
Keyword Chronic heart failure
European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale
Psychometric evaluation
Self-care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 22 October 2010.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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