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dc.contributor.authorSyed, Hammad R
dc.contributor.authorZachrisson, Henrik D
dc.contributor.authorDalgard, Odd S
dc.contributor.authorDalen, Ingvild
dc.contributor.authorAhlberg, Nora
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T01:51:54Z
dc.date.available2015-10-09T01:51:54Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBMC Psychiatry. 2008 Jul 22;8(1):59
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/46534
dc.description.abstractBackground There have been no previous studies conducted in Pakistan comparing the concordance of any well established Western anxiety/depression screening instrument with an indigenous scale, in a community based setting. Methods Participants (n = 1040) in the present study were recruited from the six villages of our interest from the district Gujarat of Pakistan, using a convenient sampling technique. Interview versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist 10-item version (HSCL-10) and the Pakistani Anxiety and Depression Questionnaire (PADQ) were used to observe the pattern of anxiety and depression among the participants. Results The internal consistency of HSCL-10 and PADQ were 0.86 and 0.84 respectively. Exploratory factor analysis found evidence for both a one-dimensional (distress) and a two-dimensional (anxiety and depression) solution for the HSCL-10, but only a one-dimensional (distress) solution for the PADQ. The HSCL-10 and PADQ found to be moderately to highly correlated (r = 0.62, p < 0.0001, 0.73 after correction for attenuation). Conclusion HSCL-10 has shown good screening abilities in a rural setting in Pakistan, and moderate to good concordance with an indigenous instrument measuring psychological distress. The HSCL-10 can therefore be used as a screening instrument, both in clinical and epidemiological settings in Pakistan, and for Pakistani immigrants living in Western societies.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsSyed et al.
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
dc.titleConcordance between Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL-10) and Pakistan Anxiety and Depression Questionnaire (PADQ), in a rural self-motivated population in Pakistan
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2015-10-09T01:51:54Z
dc.creator.authorSyed, Hammad R
dc.creator.authorZachrisson, Henrik D
dc.creator.authorDalgard, Odd S
dc.creator.authorDalen, Ingvild
dc.creator.authorAhlberg, Nora
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-244X-8-59
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-50729
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dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/46534/1/12888_2007_Article_503.pdf
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