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Psychometric validation of the Chinese version of the PaArticular Scales among elderly residents in long-term care facilities with joint contractures
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  • Yi-Chang Chen,
  • Keh-chung Lin,
  • Shu-Hui Yeh,
  • Ay-Woan Pan,
  • Hao-Ling Chen,
  • Chen-Jung Chen
Yi-Chang Chen
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Keh-chung Lin
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Shu-Hui Yeh
Mackay Medical College
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Ay-Woan Pan
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Hao-Ling Chen
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Chen-Jung Chen
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Peer review status:POSTED

04 Jun 2020Submitted to Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
08 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed

Abstract

Rationale, aims and objectives: Joint contractures are common complications among elderly residents in long-term care facilities, causing activity limitations and participation restrictions and affecting quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the PaArticular Scales in joint contractures population. Methods: A cross-sectional study design. A sample of elderly residents aged over 64 years with joint contractures in one important joint who have lived at a facility for more than 6 months in twelve long-term care facilities in Taiwan (n = 243). The Chinese version of the PaArticular Scales of joint contractures was generated through 5 stages: translation, review, back-translation, a panel of specialists, and a pretest. Test-retest reliability, internal consistency reliability, construct validity, and criterion validity were evaluated, and the results were compared with those for the WHOQOL-BREF and WHODAS 2.0-36 items. Criterion validity was assessed using correlation coefficients to examine changes in the activity limitations and participation restrictions subdomain and predict QOL. Results: The Activities and Participation subscales had excellent internal consistency (Cronbach’s α coefficient = .975; SD = 17.34). The correlation coefficients between the PaArticular Scales and the WHODAS 2.0-36 items (r = .770, p < .001) and WHOQOL-BREF were significant and highly correlated (r = -.553, p < .001). Conclusions: The underlying theoretical model of the Chinese version of the PaArticular Scales functions well in Taiwan, and the Chinese version has acceptable levels of reliability and validity.