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Cross-cultural validation of the DMI-10 measure of state depression: The development of a Chinese language version

Chan, Bibiana, Parker, Gordon, Tully, Lucy and Eisenbruch, Maurice (2007) Cross-cultural validation of the DMI-10 measure of state depression: The development of a Chinese language version. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195 (1). pp. 20-25. ISSN 0022-3018

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Abstract

Depression measurement tools in cross-cultural research require careful design and thorough validation to ensure that cognitive concepts in one culture can be appropriately translated and applied to a differing culture. The aim of this study was to validate the Chinese version of a screening measure of state depression, the 10-item Depression in Medically Ill (DMI-10), and we report three interdependent studies. An initial bilingual test-retest study identified four (of the 10) items as having poor cross-cultural validity. A second study involved focus groups participants exploring the meaning of translated items with Chinese speakers. The third study repeated the bilingual test-retest analyses on the modified DMI-10 form and demonstrated improved correlation coefficients on all items and an excellent overall correlation (r=0.87) between the Chinese and English versions. The Chinese DMI-10 should prove useful as a tool in cross-cultural research to understand the Chinese experience of depression. The findings of this study have methodological implications for cross-cultural research on depression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19287, depression measurement tools, cognitive concepts, screening measure of state depression, 10-item Depression in Medically Ill (DMI-10), cross-cultural validity, Chinese speakers, cross-cultural research, Chinese experience of depression, cross-cultural research on depression
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Australian Community Centre for Diabetes
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 02:09
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 05:19
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3212
DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000252008.95227.88
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