The Chinese version of the 8-item committed action questionnaire (ChCAQ-8): A preliminary analysis of the factorial and criterion validity

Wing Sze WONG, Lance M. MCCRACKEN, Steven WONG, Phoon Ping CHEN, Yu Fat CHOW, Richard FIELDING

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Abstract

Committed action is a key component of the psychological flexibility model that recently has been applied in chronic pain settings. Developed within the Western context, the 8-item Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ-8) demonstrated good psychometric properties. This study aimed to translate the original English version of the CAQ-8 into Chinese (ChCAQ-8) and to assess its reliability, factor structure and concurrent criterion validity. A total of 210 Chinese patients with chronic pain completed the ChCAQ-8, the Chronic Pain Grade, the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, and the depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Results of confirmatory factor analysis showed both the 2-factor correlated (CFI = .99) and hierarchical (CFI = .98) models met the minimum acceptable fit criterion. The 2 subscales and the entire scale of ChCAQ-8 demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach's αs ranging .70-.86). The ChCAQ-8 negative subscale score was significantly correlated with pain intensity, disability, pain catastrophizing, and depression in the expected direction. The ChCAQ-8 positive subscale was significantly correlated with pain castastrophizing and depression. Results of multivariate regression modeling showed the ChCAQ-8 negative subscale predicted depression (std β = .19, p < .01) and disability (std β = .14, p < .05), after adjusting for pain intensity, pain duration and pain catastrophizing. Our findings offer preliminary data for the reliability, factorial and concurrent criterion validity of the ChCAQ-8 in the Chinese population. Copyright © 2015 APA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e111-e118
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume28
Issue number6
Early online dateJul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Catastrophization
Depression
Chronic Pain
Pain
Psychological Models
Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Anxiety
Surveys and Questionnaires
Population
chemotactic factor inactivator

Citation

Wong, W. S., McCracken, L., Wong, S., Chen, P. P., Chow, Y. F., & Fielding, R. (2016). The Chinese version of the 8-item committed action questionnaire (ChCAQ-8): A preliminary analysis of the factorial and criterion validity. Psychological assessment, 28(6), e111-e118.

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Committed action
  • Psychological flexibility
  • Confirmatory factor analysis