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Development of the Well-being questionnaire short-form in Japanese: the W-BQ12

Afsane Riazi, Clare Bradley, Shalleen Barendse and Hitoshi Ishii (2006) Development of the Well-being questionnaire short-form in Japanese: the W-BQ12. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 4 (40). ISSN 1477-7525

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Abstract

Background: The Well-being questionaire (W-BQ) was designed to measure psychological well-being in people with diabetes. This study aimed to develop a Japanese version and a short form of the W-BQ.

Methods: A linguistic validation process produced a preliminary Japanese version of the 22-item W-BQ, which was distributed to 550 patients. Factor structure, reliability (Cronbach's alpha) and aspects of validity (hypothesised group differences and correlations with other measures) were evaluated.

Results: Questionaires were returned by 464 patients (84.4%). Preliminary factor analysis revealed that the Depression and Anxiety items were dispersed according to the positive or negative direction of the wording. A 12-item W-BQ (Japanese W-BQ12), consisting of three 4-item subscales (Negative Well-being, Energy and Positive Well-being), was constructed that balanced positively and negatively worded items. Cronbach's alpha was high (>0.85) for the 12-item questionnaire and consistently high (>0.82) across sex and treatment subgroups. Cronbach's alpha for subscale scores in the total sample ranged from 0.69 (Energy) to 0.80 (Positive Well-being). Expected subgroup differences indicated significantly poorer well-being in women compared with men and in insulin-treated patients compared with tablet/diet treated patients. Discriminant and convergent validity was supported by minimal correlations between W-BQ12 scores and HbAIc and low-to-moderate correlations with Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ) scores.

Conclusion: The W-BQ12 (Japanese) is short, reliable and valid measure of psychological well-being that is suitable for use with people with diabetes. The items selected to produce the W-BQ12 (Japanese) have since produced psychometrically sound 12-item short-form measures in other translations for use in diabetes and in other chronic illnesses.

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Item TypeJournal Article
TitleDevelopment of the Well-being questionnaire short-form in Japanese: the W-BQ12
AuthorsRiazi, Afsane
Bradley, Clare
Barendse, Shalleen
Ishii, Hitoshi
DepartmentsFaculty of Science\Psychology

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doi10.1186/1477-7525-4-40
Deposited by () on 01-Mar-2010 in RHRO v3.2.
Last modified on 19-May-2011

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