Adaptation and testing of instruments to measure diabetes self-management in people with type 2 diabetes in mainland China.

Journal Article (Academic article)

OBJECTIVE: 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. METHODS: 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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xu, Y; Savage, C; Toobert, D; Pan, W; Whitmer, K

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 242

PubMed ID

  • 18579863

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043659608319239


  • English