Development and validation of a lifetime exposure questionnaire for use among Chinese populations

Shenghui Wu, Suzanne C. Ho, Tsz Ping Lam, Jean Woo, P. Y. Yuen, Ling Qin, Susanna Ku

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The sunlight exposure questionnaire for use in the Chinese population was constructed based on extensive literature review and item suitability for measuring life-time exposure. The content validity index (CVI) was derived from ratings by, an expert panel to assess the item content and relevance. 650 population-based Chinese women completed the sunlight exposure questionnaire through telephone interview. To assess the questionnaire reliability, 94 women were re-interviewed after 2 weeks. 98.4% of the sunlight exposure questionnaire items were found to have valid CVI (>0.83). The Scree plot and the Principal Components Factor Analysis showed a two-factor construct was appropriate and no questionnaire item needed to be excluded. The questionnaire also had a good test-retest reliability (ICC: 0.59-0.93; k: 0.51-100). This sunlight exposure questionnaire was found to be adequate for measurement of life-time sunlight exposure among Hong Kong Chinese women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2793
JournalScientific reports
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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