Adaptation and Testing of Instruments to Measure Diabetes Self-Management in People With Type 2 Diabetes in Mainland China

Yin xu, Christine Savage, Deborah Toobert, Wei Pan, Kyra Whitmer

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of instruments used to measure diabetes self-management (DSM) that were modified and translated into Chinese. Method: A convenience sample of 30 people with type 2 diabetes in Beijing, China, completed a questionnaire consisting of six instruments that had been translated and modified for use with a Chinese population. The reliability and validity were examined. Results: The Cronbach's alpha for the six instruments varied from.62 to.87. Factors analysis was performed, with variances explained by factors ranging from 61.6% to 97.9%. Conclusions: The findings of the psychometric testing of the modified and translated instruments support the use of these tools to assess DSM and its influencing factors in Chinese people with type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-242
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • diabetes self-management
  • instruments
  • type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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