Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Revised of the Grief Experience Questionnaire (GEQ)
|Dalian Medical University
|Psychiatry and Mental Health
|suicide survivors GEQ Chinese version reliability validity
Background: Suicide is an important public health issue in China, It is the fifthleading cause of death among China. About287,000people committed suicide everyyear, more than80%of completed suicides and attempted suicides happened in rural.Research shows that for every suicide death, six survivors would suffer severely fromgrief.Those persons who are bereaved from suicide called survivors. From abroadstudies, the bereavement process could be quite complicated. the typical bereavementreactions such as the grief of the survivals of suicide has a strong theoretical andpractical significance.Objective: Introducing and revised grief experience questionnaire (GriefExperience Questionnarie, GEQ) the Chinese version, the analysis and inspection inChina’s rural areas use reliability and validity, and using the revised GEQ on ruralsurvivors of suicide have grief exploratory factor analysis and research for our countryrural residents of grief and the relationship between the suicide provide effectivemeasurement and evaluation tool.Methods: We chose8counties of zhuanghe in Liaoning province as our researchsites. All cases were selected consecutively from the deceased which happened fromJune1,2006to May30,2011.For each case, we selected1to3interviewees who wasgenerally the relatives of the deceased and on a voluntary basis. We interview theinterviewee face to face and using a semi-structured questionnaire.Results: The results showed that:(1) test project delete number47item of CRvalue is less than3, correlation coefficient of less than0.3.(2) the exploratory factoranalysis delete5,6,7,19,32,34,52problem, the rest to the topic for nine factors,respectively for somatic reaction, search for explanation, the loss of social support,Stigmatization,guilt, responsibility, shame, Rejection, Self-Destructive Behavior.(3) the reliability analysis showed that the revised GEQ has good internal consistency.Among them, the Cronbach’s α and the amount of table and somatic reaction, search forthe explanation, the loss of social support, Stigmatization, guilt,responsibility, shame,Rejection, Self-Destructive Behavior is0.933,0.806,0.819,0.742,0.750,0.868,0.646,0.871,0.839,0.760. And half reliability was0.842,0.660,0.774,0.690,0.600,0.837,0.667,0.877,0.752, and0.739.(4) Questionnaire between various factors and itstotal score, questionnaire and part of the total score matrix related to show that thequestionnaire has good content validity.(5) GEQ Chinese version and the HAMD scorewith Pearson correlation coefficient is0.512(P <0.01), criterion related validity isbetter.Conclusion: GEQ Chinese version of the reliability and validity of the basicconform to the requirements of the psychometric, is to assess the bereaved is effectiveand reliable grief level measurement tools can be specially used in suicide bereavementresearch, also apply to other bereaved people in the field of research.