Development of a reliable and valid Chinese version of the diabetes empowerment scale.

@article{Shiu2003DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a reliable and valid Chinese version of the diabetes empowerment scale.},
  author={Ann Tak-Ying Shiu and Rebecca Y. M. Wong and David R Thompson},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={2817-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To translate the Diabetes Empowerment Scale (DES) into Chinese and establish its psychometric properties among Hong Kong Chinese people. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A two-stage study design, incorporating qualitative and quantitative components, determined the cultural equivalency and content validity of the translated scale and established the psychometric properties of the Chinese DES (C-DES) in 207 patients. RESULTS Psychometric analysis supported the reliability and validity… CONTINUE READING