Validation of the Malay version of the snyder hope scale among Malaysian cancer patients

Mohammad Farris Iman Leong Abdullah, and Rohayu Hami, and Noorsuzana Mohd Shariff, and Siti Shahanis Md Sharif, and Gokula Kumar Appalanaido, and Nizuwan Azman, (2018) Validation of the Malay version of the snyder hope scale among Malaysian cancer patients. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 16 (1). pp. 95-102. ISSN 1675-8161


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Hope leads to lower depression and anxiety and is associated with improved quality of life of cancer patients. In this study, Hope Scale (HS) was translated into Malay, and the psychometric properties of the Malay version of the Hope Scale were investigated among Malaysian cancer patients. Concurrent translation and back translation of the original English version of the Hope Scale were performed, and the Malay version was administered to 195 cancer patients with different cancer diagnoses at baseline assessment and 2 months later at follow-up. The Hope Scale (Malay) total score (Cronbach’s α = 0.72; intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) = 0.67) and its domains (Cronbach’s α [pathway] = 0.7; Cronbach’s α [agency] = 0.7; ICC[Pathway] = 0.64; ICC[Agency] = 0.70) demonstrated acceptable internal consistencies and test-retest reliability. Convergent and discriminant validities were also achieved by the Hope Scale (Malay). The Hope Scale (Malay) demonstrated construct validity, as confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the items in the Hope Scale (Malay) best fit into two domains, which was true for the original English version. The Hope Scale (Malay) had acceptable psychometric properties and thus is suitable for assessing hope in Malaysian cancer patients.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Validity; Reliability; Hope Scale (Malay); Malaysian cancer patients; Hope Scale
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:11503
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Deposited On:15 Mar 2018 03:37
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