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The Chinese version of the cardiac depression scale: Mokken scaling

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

Authors

David L Hare

Wenru Wang

Chantal F Ski

David R Thompson



Abstract

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 translation of the Cardiac Depression Scale were analysed using the Mokken scaling procedure and the 'R' statistical programme using the diagnostics available in these programmes. Correlations between Mandarin Chinese items and Chinese translations of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory were also analysed. Fifteen items from the Mandarin Chinese Cardiac Depression Scale were retained in a weak but reliable Mokken scale; invariant item ordering was evident but of low accuracy and the Mokken scaled items of the Chinese Cardiac Depression Scale correlated with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory.Conclusions: Items from the Mandarin Chinese Cardiac Depression Scale form a Mokken scale and this offers further insight into how the items of the Cardiac Depression Scale relate to the measurement of depression in people with a myocardial infarction. © 2012 Watson et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 27, 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
Pages 33 - 36
APA6 Citation Wang, W., Hare, D. L., Ski, C. F., Thompson, D. R., & Watson, R. (2012). The Chinese version of the cardiac depression scale: Mokken scaling. Health and quality of life outcomes, 10(1), 33 - 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-33
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-10-33
Keywords Cardiac Depression Scale; Depression; Psychometrics; Mokken scaling
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