Volume 2
- Number 2 (2009)
Volume 3
- Number 1 (2010)
- Number 2 (2010)
Volume 4
- Number 1 (2011)
- Number 2 (2011)
Volume 5
- Number 1 (2012)
- Number 2 (2012)
Volume 6
- 2013
Volume 7
Volume 8
- Number 1 (2015)
- Number 2 (2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS YEAR 2017

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Due Date: May 12, 2017
Notification to Authors: May 31, 2017
Journal Publication: July 15, 2017 onwards


EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Business, Humanities & Education
Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE MALAY VERSION OF THE EQ-5D IN MALAYSIA
Author : Won-Sun Chen, Shanthi Varatharajan, Geeta Appannah, Gunavathy Selvaraj
Formats available : Flipbook (English)
You have : FREE Access
 
View Full Text Article
Read Article Online Download PDF
 
Abstract
This cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the psychometric properties of the Malay version of the EQ-5D in Malaysia. A total of 150 respondents was recruited and administered with the questionnaire. Content validity was evaluated by expert panel reviews, while item-scale correlation and factor analysis with orthogonal varimax rotation were performed to assess the construct validity. For test-re-test reliabilities, all 150 respondents were repeatedly administered with the questionnaire after a two-week interval. Intraclass correlation (ICC) and Spearman Rank correlation coefficients were estimated. Cronbach's alpha was used to examine the internal consistency. Non-parametric test was as used to evaluate whether the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score was significantly different among various demographic factors. Item-scale correlation ranged from 0.35 to 0.81. Factor analysis produced rotated loadings of -0.02 to 0.91 and -0.04 to 0.76 respectively for test and re-test of the questionnaire. The value of ICC ranged from <0.01 to 0.81, while the Spearman Rank correlation coefficients ranged from 0.01 to 0.86. Cronbach's alpha values of 0.58 and 0.59 were obtained. The median VAS score was found to be significantly different for age groups and marital status. The Malay version of the EQ-5D exhibited acceptable psychometric properties.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
SEGi University College, Clinical Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia.