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Diabetes Care. 2011 May;34(5):1094-6. doi: 10.2337/dc10-1612. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

Diabetes-related distress and physical and psychological health in chinese type 2 diabetic patients.

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  • 1Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong S.A.R., China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To validate a Chinese version of the Diabetes Distress Scale (CDDS).

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

The CDDS was derived using forward-backward translation and administered in 189 Chinese type 2 diabetic patients with evaluation of its psychometric properties.

RESULTS:

On the basis of principal-component analysis, three factors of the 15-item version of the CDDS (CDDS-15) accounted for 63% of the variance. The correlation coefficient between the original 17-item and 15-item scales was 0.99. The Cronbach α for internal consistency was 0.90, and the test-retest reliability coefficient was 0.74. The CDDS-15 score was significantly associated with glycemic control, obesity, depressive symptoms, and quality of life.

CONCLUSIONS:

The CDDS-15 is a valid and reliable instrument to assess diabetes-related distress.

PMID:
21398526
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PMCID:
PMC3114496
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