What is it about?

This psychometric study evaluated the validity, reliability and stability of the CHQ across gender, age group and time across 2018 and 2019 in a large sample of Hong Kong young adults. The study also examined the linkage between psychological distress and related construct such as suicidal ideation, hikikomori and help-seeking.

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Why is it important?

Accurate and reliable assessment of psychological distress is important to enable early identification of distressed people and to facilitate timely intervention.


This is a systematic and comprehensive assessment of the psychometric properties of the CHQ among young adults in the contemporary context of Hong Kong.

Ted Chun Tat Fong
University of Hong Kong

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This page is a summary of: Psychometric validation of the Chinese Health Questionnaire among young people in Hong Kong across 2018 and 2019., Psychological Assessment, March 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/pas0001079.
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