The French adaptation and validation of the Partners in Health (PIH) scale among patients with chronic conditions seen in primary care

Autoři: Émilie Hudon aff001;  Maud-Christine Chouinard aff002;  Cynthia Krieg aff001;  Mireille Lambert aff002;  Heithem Joober aff001;  Sharon Lawn aff004;  David Smith aff004;  Sylvie Lambert aff005;  Catherine Hudon aff001
Působiště autorů: Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada aff001;  Centre intégré universitaire de Santé et de Services sociaux du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada aff002;  Département des sciences de la santé, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada aff003;  Flinders Human Behaviour & Health Research Unit (FHBHRU), Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health, Bedford Park, South Australia, Adelaide, Australia aff004;  École des sciences infirmières, Université McGill, Montréal, Québec, Canada aff005;  Département de médecine de famille et de médecine d’urgence, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada aff006;  Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada aff007
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224191



Measuring self-management helps identify the degree of participation of people in the management of their chronic conditions and guides clinicians in determining person-centred priorities for providing support. The Partners in Health scale, a self-report generic questionnaire, was developed to capture the self-management of patients with chronic conditions. This study aimed to translate the Partners in Health scale into French and to examine its psychometric properties in French-speaking people with chronic conditions followed in primary care.


The Partners in Health scale was translated into French using Hawkins and Osborne’s method (2012). Content validity was evaluated through cognitive interviews (Think Aloud Method). Internal consistency was measured at baseline with Cronbach’s alpha. Test-retest reliability was evaluated at baseline and two weeks later using the intraclass correlation coefficient. Concurrent validity was measured at baseline with the Self-efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease (SEM-CD) and the Patient Activation Measure (PAM), using Spearman correlations.


Cognitive interviews were conducted with 10 participants. During these interviews, most items were clearly understood and accepted as formulated; only a few terms were modified. To evaluate the psychometric properties of the French-language version of the Partners in Health scale, 168 participants (male = 34.5%; mean age = 58 years; mean number of chronic conditions = 4.1) completed the questionnaire at baseline and 47 of them completed the questionnaire two weeks later by telephone. Cronbach’s alpha for internal consistency was 0.85 (95% confidence interval: 0.81–0.88). The intraclass correlation coefficient for test-retest reliability was 0.77 (95% confidence interval: 0.58–0.87). Concurrent validity with spearman’s coefficient correlation of Self-efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease and Patient Activation Measure was 0.68 and 0.61 respectively.


The French-language version of the Partners in Health scale is a reliable and valid questionnaire for the measure of self-management in persons with chronic conditions seen in primary care.

Klíčová slova:

Cognition – Cross-cultural studies – Health care providers – Patients – Primary care – Psychometrics – Questionnaires – Telephones


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