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


Journal Article

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.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.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%.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

  • Yin Xu, ; Savage, C; Toobert, D; Wei Pan, ; Whitmer, K

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 242

PubMed ID

  • 18579863

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18579863

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7832

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-6596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043659608319239


  • eng