Mokken scaling of the Chinese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey

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

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Abstract

Purpose: To validate the Chinese Mandarin version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS-CM) using a model of ordinal unidimensional measurement known as Mokken scaling. 

Methods: We administered in face-to-face interviews the MOS-SSS-CM to 200 patients with coronary heart disease. Data were analysed using Mokken scaling. 

Results: The MOS-SSS-CM contains a set of items which meet the criteria of a reliable (Rho = 0.87) moderate Mokken scale (H = 0.40) with weak invariant item ordering (H = 0.39). 

Conclusions: The MOS-SSS-CM has a hierarchy of items which can be interpreted in terms of concerns with the physical aspects of social support through the need for companionship to items related to more personal worries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalQuality of Life Research
Volume23
Issue number2
Early online date20 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey
  • Mokken scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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