Chronic kidney disease self-management: A validation study in Vietnamese language

Nguyen, Thi Nguyet, Douglas, Clint, & Bonner, Ann (2016) Chronic kidney disease self-management: A validation study in Vietnamese language. In Renal Society of Australasia 44th Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2016, Gold Coast, Qld.

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The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly rising in both developed and developing countries. Effective self-management behaviours are known to slow the progression of CKD; however, to measure CKD self-management behaviours of people in Vietnam, translation and validation of an instrument is required.


To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Vietnamese language version of the CKD self- management instrument (CKD-SM).


Participants were recruited from hospital renal service in Vietnam for a test-retest study (14 days apart). Translation from English into Vietnamese of the CKD-SM occurred using an internationally accepted process. The self-report V.CKD-SM comprises 32-items measuring self-integration, problem solving, social support, and adherence behaviours with CKD treatment. The total scores range from 32 to 128.


Initial testing involved 158 participants who were mostly female (51.3%), aged between 18-84 years with advanced stages of CKD (77.8%). The mean score of the V.CKD-SM was 72.20 (SD ± 10.17) with most not understanding the importance of laboratory tests, being able to discuss their kidney treatment with doctors and nurses, and few searched for information about CKD. Instrument reliability of the V.CKDSM was good (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.93). Re-testing involved 52 of the same participants showing good intraclass correlation coefficient (0.84, p <.01). There was a significant relationship between the test and re-test time (p <.01).


Vietnamese patients had moderate levels of CKD self-management behaviours. The V.CKD-SM is acceptable and feasible to use to measure whether self-management behaviours improve following patient education about CKD.

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ID Code: 96413
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease, Self-management
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2016 22:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 22:35

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