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Measurement invariance of the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist: A novel multigroup alignment analytic approach to a large epidemiological sample across eight conflict-affected districts from a nation-wide survey in Sri Lanka

Tay, Alvin Kuowei; Jayasuriya, Rohan; Jayasuriya, Dinuk; Silove, Derrick

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Background: The alignment method, a novel psychometric approach, represents a more flexible procedure for establishing measurement invariance in geographically, ethnically, or linguistically diverse samples, especially in large epidemiological surveys. Although the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist (HSCL-25) has been used extensively in the field to assess anxiety and depressive symptoms, questions remain about the comparability of findings when the instrument is applied across regions in large-scale...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/242822
Source: Conflict and Health
DOI: 10.1186/s13031-017-0109-x
Access Rights: Open Access

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