The lack of a suitable assessment tool may limit optimal stress management and impair the health-related quality of life of patients undergoing hemodialysis. The purpose of the study was to examine latent constructs and psychometric properties of the Vietnamese Hemodialysis Stressor Scale (HSS-V). In total, 180 patients receiving hemodialysis were recruited. Psychometric properties of the HSS-V, including the construct validity, internal consistency, and test–retest reliability, were tested after the instrument translation. The exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 24-item HSS-V with four extracted factors, which explained 58.32% of the total variance. The construct validity was confirmed by significant negative correlations between scores on the HSS-V and Vietnamese-version Short Form-36. The internal consistency (Cronbach’s α =.82-.91) and test–retest reliability (intra-class correlations coefficient =.91-.94) of the 24-item HSS-V were satisfactory. A simple structure and preliminary acceptable psychometric properties of the HSS-V were established and can serve as a basis for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-385
Number of pages22
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Issue number3
Early online dateFeb 24 2016
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018


  • factor analysis
  • hemodialysis
  • psychometric
  • stressor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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