Hong Kong Med J 2010;16(Suppl 3):S13-6
Assessing self-care behaviour of heart failure patients: cross-cultural adaptation of two heart failure self-care instruments
DSF Yu, DTF Lee, DR Thompson, J Woo, E Leung
The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. The Chinese version of the Self-care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) and the European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) are culturally sensitive and conceptually relevant to measure self-care of Chinese heart failure patients.
2. The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the SCHFI and EHFScBS are sufficient to support their use in clinical and research contexts.
3. The internal structure of the Chinese version of the SCHFI differs from that of its original version. Further examination is recommended.