Operating Characteristics of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD) With Korean American Adolescents

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148307
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Presentation
Title:
Operating Characteristics of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD) With Korean American Adolescents
Abstract:
Operating Characteristics of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD) With Korean American Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Choi, Heeseung
As the first step for developing a reliable and culturally sensitive instrument to assess mental distress in Korean- American adolescents and to provide proper mental health care for the population, this community-based methodological study evaluated the psychometric properties of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD). A sample of 104 Korean-Americans 11 to 13 years old were recruited from seven Korean churches and compared with Korean- (n =20) and Anglo- (n = 557) American respondents in the Teen Life Changes Survey (TLCS). Korean-Americans showed higher mental distress scores than Anglo-Americans. The DSD was found to be a culturally appropriate instrument for Korean-American adolescents with good reliability (a = .92) and construct validity. A somatic symptom scale showed the highest reliability (a = .94) and a correlation coefficient of .61 with the depression scale. These findings are informative for the design of further studies of mental health of Korean-American adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOperating Characteristics of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD) With Korean American Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148307-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Operating Characteristics of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD) With Korean American Adolescents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Choi, Heeseung</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hschoi@houston.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As the first step for developing a reliable and culturally sensitive instrument to assess mental distress in Korean- American adolescents and to provide proper mental health care for the population, this community-based methodological study evaluated the psychometric properties of the DSM Scale for Depression (DSD). A sample of 104 Korean-Americans 11 to 13 years old were recruited from seven Korean churches and compared with Korean- (n =20) and Anglo- (n = 557) American respondents in the Teen Life Changes Survey (TLCS). Korean-Americans showed higher mental distress scores than Anglo-Americans. The DSD was found to be a culturally appropriate instrument for Korean-American adolescents with good reliability (a = .92) and construct validity. A somatic symptom scale showed the highest reliability (a = .94) and a correlation coefficient of .61 with the depression scale. These findings are informative for the design of further studies of mental health of Korean-American adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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