Measuring Development of Self-Help Organizations for Patients with Chronic Health Conditions in Hong Kong : Development and Validation of the Self-Help Organization Development Scale (SHODS)

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Author(s)

  • Steven Sek-yum Ngai
  • Shan Jiang
  • Hon-yin Tang
  • Hiu-lam Ngai
  • Yuen-hang Ng

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1351
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume18
Issue number3
Online published2 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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Abstract

Self-help organizations (SHOs) enable patients with chronic health conditions (PCHCs) to overcome common difficulties through the exchange of knowledge and mutual assistance, which serves as the basis for promoting the self-reliance and well-being of PCHCs. Nevertheless, practical challenges persist because little is known about what and how to evaluate for the developmental outcomes of SHOs. To address this knowledge gap, the present study seeks to develop and validate the Self-Help Organization Development Scale (SHODS). A total of 232 core members from 54 SHOs in Hong Kong participated in our study. The SHODS structure was validated by confirmatory factor analysis. This analysis derived five factors: citizen support, business support, member recovery and mutual aid, organizational health, and functional sustainability. The five-factor structure demonstrated stability across various types of SHOs, as validated by the subgroup analysis based on two criteria: duration of SHO establishment and organization affiliation. Good concurrent validity was supported by significant correlations between the SHODS factors and organizational variables, including staff supervision, staff understanding, networking, advocating, and educating the public and patients. The SHODS also showed excellent internal consistency. In conclusion, the SHODS is a psychometrically sound instrument for measuring the developmental outcomes of SHOs.

Research Area(s)

  • Assessment of organizational development, Confirmatory factor analysis, Measurement tool, Psychometric properties, Self-help organization

Citation Format(s)

Measuring Development of Self-Help Organizations for Patients with Chronic Health Conditions in Hong Kong : Development and Validation of the Self-Help Organization Development Scale (SHODS). / Ngai, Steven Sek-yum; Jiang, Shan; Cheung, Chau-kiu; Tang, Hon-yin; Ngai, Hiu-lam; Ng, Yuen-hang.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1351, 02.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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