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Validation of mental health screening instruments in the Kashmir Valley, India

Housen, Tambri; Lenglet, Annick; Ariti, C; Ara, Shabnum; Shah, Showkat; Dar, Maqbool; Hussain, Arshad; Paul, Altaf; Wagay, Zahoor; Viney, Kerri; Janes, Simon; Pintaldi, Giovanni


The present study aimed to culturally adapt, translate, and validate the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25) and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire-Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Checklist (HTQ-16) prior to use in a cross-sectional mental health population survey in the Kashmir Valley. Cultural adaptation and translation of the HSCL-25 and the HTQ-16 employed multiple forms of transcultural validity check. The HSCL-25 and HTQ-16 were compared against a “gold standard” structured psychiatric...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Transcultural Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/1363461518764487


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