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Title: Validation of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the support person's unmet needs survey-short form
Authors: Leung, DYP 
Choy, YP
Ling, WM
Yim, E
So, WKW
Chan, CH
Mak, YW 
Keywords: Chinese
Cancer
Caregiver
Needs
SPUNS-SF
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 24 Oct. 2019, v. 16, no. 21, 4103, p. 1-11 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: This study describes the psychometric properties of a Hong Kong Chinese version of the short form of the Support Person's Unmet Needs Survey (SPUNS-SF) for caregivers of patients with cancer. A convenience sample of 280 patient-caregiver dyads was recruited between April and June 2018. A subsample of 70 caregivers completed the survey again, two weeks later. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) examined the instrument's factorial structure, ordinal alpha coefficients evaluated the internal consistency, and intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) assessed the test-retest reliability. Convergence validity was evaluated by the correlations with sleep disturbance and caregiver burden in caregivers. The Hong Kong Chinese version of the SPUNS-SF (SPUNS-SFHKC) had a high completion rate of 96.8% (271/280) among caregivers. The original five-factor model provided an acceptable fit with the data in the CFA. The ordinal alpha coefficients were 0.866-0.945, and the two-week test-retest reliabilities were 0.524-0.678. The correlations of the five domains of the SPUNS-SFHKC with caregiver burden were 0.257-0.446, and for sleep disturbance were 0.075-0.464. The SPUNS-SFHKC has a suitable factor structure and psychometric properties for use in assessing unmet supportive needs among Chinese caregivers of patients with cancer. The applicability of the instrument for long-term use still needs to be studied.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/81745
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16214103
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Leung, D.Y.P.; Choy, Y.-P.; Ling, W.-M.; Yim, E.; So, W.K.W.; Chan, C.W.H.; Mak, Y.-W. Validation of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the Support Person’s Unmet Needs Survey—Short Form. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4103, 1-11 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214103
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