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The Chinese version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS): Mokken scaling

Ski, Chantal F; Thompson, David R; Watson, Roger; Wang, Wenru; Ski, Chantal F.; Thompson, David R.

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Chantal F Ski

David R Thompson

Wenru Wang

Chantal F. Ski

David R. Thompson



Abstract

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 Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale for a hierarchy of items according to the criteria of Mokken scaling. Data from 180 Chinese participants who completed the Chinese translation of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale were analysed using the Mokken Scaling Procedure and the ‘R’ statistical programme using the diagnostics available in these programmes. Correlation between Mandarin Chinese items and a Chinese translation of the Short Form (36) Health Survey was also analysed. Findings: Fifteen items from the Mandarin Chinese Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale were retained in a strong and reliable Mokken scale; invariant item ordering was not evident and the Mokken scaled items of the Chinese Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale correlated with the Short Form (36) Health Survey. Conclusions: Items from the Mandarin Chinese Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale form a Mokken scale and this offers further insight into how the items of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale relate to the measurement of health-related quality of life people with a myocardial infarction.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 5, 2012
Journal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Print ISSN 1477-7525
Electronic ISSN 1477-7525
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Article Number ARTN 2
Pages 2
APA6 Citation Watson, R., Wang, W., Ski, C. F., & Thompson, D. R. (2012). The Chinese version of the Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale (MIDAS): Mokken scaling. Health and quality of life outcomes, 10(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-2
Keywords Cardiac rehabilitation, Quality of life, Psychometrics, Mokken scaling, Myocardial Infarction Dimensional Assessment Scale
Publisher URL http://www.hqlo.com/content/10/1/2
Copyright Statement © 2012 Watson et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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© 2012 Watson et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.





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