Reliability testing of self-care of heart failure index v6.2 Chinese instrument among heart failure patients

Tan, Adam Jian Yang and Govindasamy, Priyalatha and Mohamed, Nor Firdous and Md Sari, Norashikin and Ahmad Tajuddin, Nur Amani @ Natasha and Rahim, Aizai Azan Abdul (2021) Reliability testing of self-care of heart failure index v6.2 Chinese instrument among heart failure patients. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 16 (3, SI). pp. 228-234. ISSN 1833-3818,

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OBJECTIVE: Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) v6.2 Chinese is an instrument used to assess the ability of self-care behaviour among heart failure patients. It has been validated in Taiwan; however it is yet to be validated in Malaysia. As a multi-ethnic country, Chinese language has been one of the major languages in Malaysia. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the reliability of Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI) v6.2 Chinese among Malaysian population. DESIGN: A successive independent sample design was used throughout a 4-months data collection period. SETTING: Eighty heart failure patients from University of Malaya Medical Centre and National Heart Institute were recruited through purposive sampling. The two hospitals were chosen because they have specialized heart clinics that eased the data collection. The out-patients were screened by the cardiologists for their eligibility to participate in this study. MEASURES: The samples were administered with SCHFI v6.2 Chinese. The item endorsement index, internal consistency and item-total correlation of SCHFI v6.2 Chinese was examined. RESULTS: The maintenance subscale of SCHFI showed a low internal consistency (Cronbach a = .52) while the management and confidence subscales showed an acceptable internal consistency (Cronbach a = .67 and .90 respectively). CONCLUSION: SCHFI v6.2 Chinese is a reliable instrument to be used to be used among Malaysian population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heart failure; Reliability; Self-care
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Faculty of Medicine > Primary Care Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 07:11
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 07:11

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