Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the diabetes coping measure scale

Huang, Min-Feng, Courtney, Mary D., Edwards, Helen E., & McDowell, Jan K. (2009) Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the diabetes coping measure scale. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(4), pp. 385-390.

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Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Diabetes Coping Measure (DCM-C) scale.-----

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 205 people with type 2 diabetes from the endocrine outpatient departments of three hospitals in Taiwan. Confirmatory factor analysis, criterion validity, and internal consistency reliability were conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of the DCM-C.-----

Findings: Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed a four-factor structure (χ2 /df ratio=1.351, GFI=.904, CFI=.902, RMSEA=.041). The DCM-C was significantly associated with HbA1c and diabetes self-care behaviors. Internal consistency reliability of the total DCM-C scale was .74. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for each subscale of the DCM-C ranged from .37 (tackling spirit) to .66 (diabetes integration).-----

Conclusions: The DCM-C demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity to determine the use of diabetes coping strategies. The tackling spirit dimension needs further refinement when applies this scale to Chinese populations with diabetes.-----

Clinical Relevance: Healthcare providers who deal with Chinese people with diabetes can use the DCM-C to implement an early determination of diabetes coping strategies.

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ID Code: 31613
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Confirmatory Factory Analysis, Reliability, Validity, Diabetes Coping Measure
DOI: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01306.x
ISSN: 1527-6546
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: © 2010 Sigma Theta Tau International
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Deposited On: 05 Apr 2010 21:51
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