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Title: Using online methods to develop and examine the Hong Kong Chinese translation of the dissociative experiences scale
Authors: Chan, CT 
Fung, HW 
Choi, TM
Ross, CA
Keywords: Mental health
Dissociative experiences scale
Chinese
Online methods
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of evidence-informed social work, 2017, v. 14, no. 2, p. 70-85 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of evidence-informed social work 
Abstract: Identifying dissociation is important for mental health services because it could fundamentally affect one's diagnosis and treatment plan. The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) is a widely-used self-report scale for measuring dissociative experiences. It has been translated into many languages and used in many countries. However, there is no validated Hong Kong Chinese version of the DES available in the field, and there is no other validated Hong Kong Chinese instrument for assessing dissociative disorders. This pilot study used online methods to translate the DES to Hong Kong Chinese (HKC-DES). The results indicated that the HKC-DES has excellent internal consistency ( = .953) and very good test-retest reliability (r = .797). Bilingual participants' responses to the DES and HKC-DES indicated high similarity, and were significantly correlated (r = .960). These results initially verified the reliability and cross-language equivalence of the scale. Implications for healthcare practice and research are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68583
ISSN: 2376-1407
EISSN: 2376-1415
DOI: 10.1080/23761407.2017.1298073
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