The Chinese Quality Of Life Instrument: Development Of A New Health-Related Quality Of Life Instrument Using Factor Analysis And Structural Equation Modeling

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29759
Title:
The Chinese Quality Of Life Instrument: Development Of A New Health-Related Quality Of Life Instrument Using Factor Analysis And Structural Equation Modeling
Authors:
Zhao, Li; Chan, Kelvin C.; Leung, Kwok-fai; Liu, Feng-bin; Lang, Jian-ying; Fang, Ji-qian
Abstract:
A new Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) based on the principles of diagnosis and practice in Chinese medicine has been developed. This paper describes the development of the ChQOL instrument using factor analysis and structural equation modeling. An initial pilot version of the 78 items instrument was field tested in a sample 273 subjects recruited from different areas in China. The objective of this study was to determine the factor structure and latent constructs of the ChQOL based on factor analysis. A series of confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation models were used to determine the final model of the ChQOL. The results showed that the application of factor analysis and structural equation modeling is an effective method to develop the new health-related quality of life instrument, ChQOL, even though the practice of Chinese medicine is quite different from the practice of conventional western medicine.
Citation:
Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 2(1)
Publisher:
The Berkeley Electronic Press
Journal:
Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29759
Additional Links:
http://www.bepress.com/jcim/vol2/iss1/7/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1553-3840
Appears in Collections:
Pharmacy and Natural Products Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Li-
dc.contributor.authorChan, Kelvin C.-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Kwok-fai-
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Feng-bin-
dc.contributor.authorLang, Jian-ying-
dc.contributor.authorFang, Ji-qian-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T09:49:28Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-10T09:49:28Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 2(1)en
dc.identifier.issn1553-3840-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29759-
dc.description.abstractA new Chinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL) based on the principles of diagnosis and practice in Chinese medicine has been developed. This paper describes the development of the ChQOL instrument using factor analysis and structural equation modeling. An initial pilot version of the 78 items instrument was field tested in a sample 273 subjects recruited from different areas in China. The objective of this study was to determine the factor structure and latent constructs of the ChQOL based on factor analysis. A series of confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation models were used to determine the final model of the ChQOL. The results showed that the application of factor analysis and structural equation modeling is an effective method to develop the new health-related quality of life instrument, ChQOL, even though the practice of Chinese medicine is quite different from the practice of conventional western medicine.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Berkeley Electronic Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bepress.com/jcim/vol2/iss1/7/en
dc.subjectChinese Quality of Life Instrument (ChQOL)en
dc.subjectChinese medicineen
dc.subjectStructural equation modellingen
dc.subjectFactor analysisen
dc.subjectTraditional Chinese medicineen
dc.subjectMedicine, Chinese Traditional-
dc.titleThe Chinese Quality Of Life Instrument: Development Of A New Health-Related Quality Of Life Instrument Using Factor Analysis And Structural Equation Modelingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Complementary and Integrative Medicineen
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