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Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women.
J Clin Nurs. 2008 Feb; 17(3):323-32.JC

Abstract

AIMS

The aims of this study were to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule (C-SCS) in Chinese childbearing women.

BACKGROUND

The SCS was developed to measure learned resourcefulness, which facilitates people's coping under adversity. Promoting learned resourcefulness in childbearing women facilitates positive adaptation to motherhood, which is essential to both maternal and child health. Thus, a reliable and valid C-SCS is crucial for the development of interventions to promote learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women.

DESIGN AND METHODS

In phase one, the SCS was translated into Chinese using the technique of translation and back-translation and was reviewed by an expert panel for cultural equivalence. In phase two, psychometric testing of the C-SCS was conducted by using a convenience sample of 360 childbearing women recruited from an antenatal clinic of a regional hospital. Four instruments including the C-SCS, General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Edinburgh's Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were administered to the participants. Ninety-two women participated in the four-week retest.

RESULTS

The C-SCS demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.83) and test-retest reliability (ICC = 0.91). Factor analysis revealed the presence of three factors supporting the conceptual dimension of the original instrument. Significant correlations with GSE (r = 0.48, p < 0.01), RSES (r = 0.41, p < 0.01) and EPDS (r = -0.46, p < 0.01) demonstrated good construct validity.

CONCLUSION

The findings suggest that the C-SCS is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

The C-SCS provides midwives with a useful tool in the evaluation of interventions designed to strengthen Chinese women's learned resourcefulness and promote maternal well-being during childbearing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. vivienngai@cuhk.edu.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17419785

Citation

Ngai, Fei-Wan, et al. "Translation and Validation of a Chinese Version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese Childbearing Women." Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 17, no. 3, 2008, pp. 323-32.
Ngai FW, Chan SW, Holroyd E. Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women. J Clin Nurs. 2008;17(3):323-32.
Ngai, F. W., Chan, S. W., & Holroyd, E. (2008). Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(3), 323-32.
Ngai FW, Chan SW, Holroyd E. Translation and Validation of a Chinese Version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese Childbearing Women. J Clin Nurs. 2008;17(3):323-32. PubMed PMID: 17419785.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women. AU - Ngai,Fei-Wan, AU - Chan,Sally Wai-Chi, AU - Holroyd,Eleanor, Y1 - 2007/04/05/ PY - 2007/4/11/pubmed PY - 2008/3/29/medline PY - 2007/4/11/entrez SP - 323 EP - 32 JF - Journal of clinical nursing JO - J Clin Nurs VL - 17 IS - 3 N2 - AIMS: The aims of this study were to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule (C-SCS) in Chinese childbearing women. BACKGROUND: The SCS was developed to measure learned resourcefulness, which facilitates people's coping under adversity. Promoting learned resourcefulness in childbearing women facilitates positive adaptation to motherhood, which is essential to both maternal and child health. Thus, a reliable and valid C-SCS is crucial for the development of interventions to promote learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women. DESIGN AND METHODS: In phase one, the SCS was translated into Chinese using the technique of translation and back-translation and was reviewed by an expert panel for cultural equivalence. In phase two, psychometric testing of the C-SCS was conducted by using a convenience sample of 360 childbearing women recruited from an antenatal clinic of a regional hospital. Four instruments including the C-SCS, General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Edinburgh's Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were administered to the participants. Ninety-two women participated in the four-week retest. RESULTS: The C-SCS demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.83) and test-retest reliability (ICC = 0.91). Factor analysis revealed the presence of three factors supporting the conceptual dimension of the original instrument. Significant correlations with GSE (r = 0.48, p < 0.01), RSES (r = 0.41, p < 0.01) and EPDS (r = -0.46, p < 0.01) demonstrated good construct validity. CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that the C-SCS is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: The C-SCS provides midwives with a useful tool in the evaluation of interventions designed to strengthen Chinese women's learned resourcefulness and promote maternal well-being during childbearing. SN - 0962-1067 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17419785/Translation_and_validation_of_a_Chinese_version_of_the_Self_Control_Schedule_in_Chinese_childbearing_women_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01882.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -