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. (2013) Mokken scaling of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey. Quality of Life Research. 23(2), pp. 581 - 584. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-013-0530-6
|Authors||Thompson, David R., Ski, Chantal F., Watson, Roger and Wang, Wenru|
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.
|Journal||Quality of Life Research|
|Journal citation||23 (2), pp. 581 - 584|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-013-0530-6|
|Page range||581 - 584|
|Research Group||School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine|
|Place of publication||Netherlands|
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