Psychometric evaluation of the Korean version of the Hepatitis B Quality of Life Questionnaire

Yeonsoo Jang, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kyunghwa Lee, Jiyeon Lee, Jeong Hyun Kim

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Purpose The purpose of this study was to conduct a psychometric evaluation of the Korean version of the Hepatitis B Quality of Life Questionnaire (K-HBQOL), which is designed to assess the quality of life of patients with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Methods The K-HBQOL was developed by converting the original English version to Korean using a back-and-forth translation method. The translated questionnaire was distributed to 168 adults with HBV. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the demographic characteristics of these participants. Confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory principal components analysis (CFA and PCA) were performed, applying varimax rotation and using Kaiser’s eigenvalue-greater-than-one rule to examine the factor structure. The minimum average partial rule was also used to identify the number of components. Results The original factor model was not confirmed by CFA in this sample. Six components (Psychological Well-being, Stigmatization, Anticipation Anxiety, Weakness, Vitality, and Vulnerability) were extracted by PCA, with 69.11% of the total variance explained. In this process, one component present in the original factor model (Transmission) was not found, while another component (Weakness) was extracted. Conclusions This study revealed the psychometric characteristics of the Korean version of the HBQOL for patients with hepatitis B. We suggest a study with a larger sample is needed to evaluate validity and reliability of the K-HBQOL for other Korean populations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0213001
JournalPloS one
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb

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Hepatitis B virus
hepatitis B
Hepatitis B
quality of life
Viruses
Psychometrics
questionnaires
Quality of Life
Stereotyping
Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis
sociodemographic characteristics
Factor analysis
anxiety
Principal Component Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Principal component analysis
Statistical Factor Analysis
principal component analysis
statistics
Anxiety

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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Jang, Yeonsoo ; Ahn, Sang Hoon ; Lee, Kyunghwa ; Lee, Jiyeon ; Kim, Jeong Hyun. / Psychometric evaluation of the Korean version of the Hepatitis B Quality of Life Questionnaire. In: PloS one. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 2.
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