Mokken scaling of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey

Thompson, David R., Ski, Chantal F., Watson, Roger and Wang, Wenru (2014) Mokken scaling of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey. Quality of Life Research, 23 2: 581-584. doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0530-6

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Author Thompson, David R.
Ski, Chantal F.
Watson, Roger
Wang, Wenru
Title Mokken scaling of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey
Journal name Quality of Life Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-9343
1573-2649
Publication date 2014-03-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1007/s11136-013-0530-6
Open Access Status
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 581
End page 584
Total pages 4
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose To validate the Chinese Mandarin version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS-CM) using a model of ordinal unidimensional measurement known as Mokken scaling.

Methods We administered in face-to-face interviews the MOS-SSS-CM to 200 patients with coronary heart disease. Data were analysed using Mokken scaling.

Results The MOS-SSS-CM contains a set of items which meet the criteria of a reliable (Rho = 0.87) moderate Mokken scale (H = 0.40) with weak invariant item ordering (H = 0.39).

Conclusions The MOS-SSS-CM has a hierarchy of items which can be interpreted in terms of concerns with the physical aspects of social support through the need for companionship to items related to more personal worries.
Keyword Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey
Mokken scaling
Coronary heart disease
Chinese
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 20 September 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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