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Concurrent validity of the depression and anxiety components in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the depression anxiety and stress scales (DASS)

Musa, Ramli and Ramli, Roszaman and Abdullah, Kartini and Sarkarsi, Rosnani (2011) Concurrent validity of the depression and anxiety components in the Bahasa Malaysia version of the depression anxiety and stress scales (DASS). ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 12 (1). XX-XX. ISSN 2231-7791 (O), 1876-2018 (P)

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Abstract

Objectives: The Bahasa Malaysia (BM) version of Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21-item (DASS-21) has been widely used ever since the establishment of its validity. To consolidate the evidence of the BM DASS-21 validity by examining its concurrent validity. Methods: The BM DASS was administered together with the Hospital Anxiety and Depressive Scale (HADS) to a total of 246 patients at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Infertility Centre. Results: The anxiety domain of BM DASS-21 had good correlation with anxiety domain in HADS (0.61) but for DASS depressive domain, it had modest correlation with its respective domain in HADS (0.49). Conclusions: The results of this study further ensconced the evidence that the BM DASS-21 had relatively satisfactory psychometric properties for clinical subjects in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/4096
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression, anxiety, stress, scale, validity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF712 Developmental psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 11:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2011 14:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4096

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