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BACKGROUND Previous work using Mokken scaling analysis with the SF-36 has found subscales appearing to show excellent Mokken scaling properties. However, the values of scalability of the subscales are very large, raising the possibility that these are artificially high and this may result from violations of local stochastic independence between items. (More)
BACKGROUND The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) is a widely used screening tool designed as a case detector for clinically relevant anxiety and depression. Recent studies of the HADS in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in European countries suggest it comprises three, rather than two, underlying sub-scale dimensions. The factor structure of(More)
BACKGROUND Hierarchical scales are very useful in clinical practice due to their ability to discriminate precisely between individuals, and the original English version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale has been shown to contain a hierarchy of items. The purpose of this study was to analyse a Mandarin Chinese translation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction is a major cause of death and morbidity in many countries, including China. The aim of this study was to analyse a Mandarin Chinese translation of the Cardiac Depression Scale for a hierarchy of items according to the criteria of Mokken scaling. FINDINGS Data from 438 Chinese participants who completed the Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) experienced poor physical health which was found to be associated with higher hospital readmission rates and increased mortality. The study aimed to identify the independent predictors of physical health in Singaporean patients with CHD. METHODS A consecutive sample of 129 patients with CHD was(More)
This study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a 12-week Mobile Application Programme (M.A.P.) to support self-management in cardiac patients with stable angina. A Mobile Application Programme will be developed by the study team. A pilot randomized controlled trial will be adopted to examine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of the M.A.P..(More)
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