Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the resilience scale for children with cancer

Joyce Oi Kwan Chung, William Ho Cheung Li, Xia Wei, Ankie Tan Cheung, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Godfrey Chi Fung Chan

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Abstract

Background: To test the psychometric properties of a traditional Chinese version of the Resilience Scale for Children (RS-10) and examine its factorial structure via a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Methods: One hundred and eighty-six Hong Kong Chinese children with cancer were recruited in the paediatric oncology units of two public acute-care hospitals in Hong Kong to participate in this cross-sectional study. The psychometric properties of the traditional Chinese version of the RS-10 were assessed, namely its content equivalence, convergent and discriminant validity, construct validity, internal consistency and test–retest reliability. Results: The newly translated traditional Chinese version of the RS-10 demonstrated adequate internal consistency (Cronbach’s α =.83, McDonald’s Ω =.80), excellent test–retest reliability (.89), good content equivalence (CVI = 96%) and appropriate convergent (r = −.52, P =.01) and discriminant validity (r =.61, P =.01). The CFA results demonstrated that there was a good fit between the factor structure of the Chinese version of the RS-10 and the observed data (χ2/df = 2.34, TLI =.951, RMSEA =.053, CFI =.962, GFI =.948, SRMR =.052), thereby confirming the construct validity of this instrument. Conclusions: The traditional Chinese version of the RS-10 was found to be a reliable and valid tool for assessing the resilience of Hong Kong Chinese children with cancer. The newly developed traditional Chinese version of the RS-10 is an appropriate clinical research tool for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions in enhancing the resilience of and promoting mental well-being in children with cancer. Trial registration NCT03544190.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232
JournalHealth and Quality of Life Outcomes
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Child
  • Chinese
  • Neoplasms
  • Psychometrics
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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