Psychometric evaluation of the Malay version of the Montgomery- Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS-BM)

Yee, A. and Yassim, A.R.M. and Loh, H.S. and Ng, C.G. and Tan, K.A. (2015) Psychometric evaluation of the Malay version of the Montgomery- Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS-BM). BMC Psychiatry, 15 (1). p. 200. ISSN 1471-244X, DOI

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Background: This study examines the psychometric properties of the Malay version of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS-BM). Methods: A total of 150 participants with (n=50) and without depression (n=100) completed the self-rated version of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS-S), the Malay versions of the MADRS-BM, the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II-M), the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), and the Snaith-Hamilton Pleasure Scale (SHAPS-M). Results: With respect to dimensionality of the MADRS-BM, we obtained one factor solution. With respect to reliability, we found that internal consistency was satisfactory. The scale demonstrated excellent parallel form reliability. The one-week test-retest reliability was good. With respect to validity, positive correlations between the MADRS-BM, BDI-II-M, and the GHQ and negative correlation between the MADRS-BM and SHAPS-M provide initial evidence of MADRS-BM's concurrent validity. After adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, and marital status, individuals with depression significantly reported higher MADRS-BM scores than did individuals without depression. Hence, there is additional evidence for concurrent validity of the MADRS-BM. Cut-off score of 4 distinguished individuals with depression from individuals without depression with a sensitivity of 78% and a specificity of 86%. Conclusions: The MADRS-BM demonstrated promising psychometric properties in terms of dimensionality, reliability, and validity that generally justifies its use in routine clinical practice in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Asian Continental Ancestry Group; Case-Control Studies; Depression; Female; Humans; Malaysia; Male; Middle Aged; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Psychometrics; Reproducibility of Results; Self Report
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 07:09
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 07:09

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