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Title: Culturally appropriate family assessment : analysis of the family assessment device in a pediatric chinese population
Authors: Chen, JL
Kennedy, C
Kools, S
Slaughter, RE
Franck, L
Kong, SKF 
Wong, TKS
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Journal of nursing measurement, 2003, v. 11, no. 1, p. 41-60 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Nursing Measurement 
Abstract: As part of a larger study, we investigated the adaptation of the Family Assessment Device (FAD) to a Chinese population of hospitalized children (N = 313) compared to a sample of families with healthy children (N = 29) in Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland. Confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) were performed to examine the FAD structure. The results supported the notion of cultural variations in measuring family functioning. Eight factors were found to explain 30.34% of the variance in family functioning. The Cronbach's alphas of families with hospitalized children ranged from 0.29 to 0.74. Similar reliability scores were found in nonhospitalized families. This study indicates that the Chinese FAD has a different factor structure, reliabilities, and mean scores in several subscales compared to U.S. studies. The psychometric properties of the Chinese FAD may be influenced by the fact that the sample was focused on children rather than adults.
ISSN: 1061-3749
DOI: 10.1891/jnum.
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