Effects of Smoking and Depression in Arab-American Youth: Is the Ces-D an Appropriate Measure in This Population?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151715
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Title:
Effects of Smoking and Depression in Arab-American Youth: Is the Ces-D an Appropriate Measure in This Population?
Abstract:
Effects of Smoking and Depression in Arab-American Youth: Is the Ces-D an Appropriate Measure in This Population?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Weglicki, Linda, PhD, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Virginia Rice, PhD; Thomas Templin, PhD
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a self-report scale designed to measure depressive symptomatology in the general population including adolescents. The relationship between tobacco use and depression is well established. However, studies have not looked at this relationship among immigrant populations. Instruments translated from the language of the culture in which it was developed into languages of different cultures must employ strong methodologic safeguards to ensure equivalence of versions. PURPOSE: This paper presents assessment of conceptual and measurement equivalence of the CES-D adapted for Arab American youth. DESIGN AND POPULATION: A convenience sample of 1372 Arab American 14-18 year olds completed questionnaires in the initial phase of this theory-driven randomized clinical trial. The sample was equal across genders; 51% percent were immigrants. Self-reported cigarette smoking was related to age (p size=0.65 ). CONCLUSION: Establishing conceptual equivalence prior to evaluating differences is a necessary first step in cross cultural research to ensure the validity of conclusions. IMPLICATIONS: While this study established the CES-D as an appropriate measure for depressive symptomatology among Arab American youth, the use of previously established cutoff scores as a measure was not supported and is therefore not appropriate in Arab American youth.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Smoking and Depression in Arab-American Youth: Is the Ces-D an Appropriate Measure in This Population?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151715-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Smoking and Depression in Arab-American Youth: Is the Ces-D an Appropriate Measure in This Population?</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weglicki, Linda, PhD, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lweglicki@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Virginia Rice, PhD; Thomas Templin, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a self-report scale designed to measure depressive symptomatology in the general population including adolescents. The relationship between tobacco use and depression is well established. However, studies have not looked at this relationship among immigrant populations. Instruments translated from the language of the culture in which it was developed into languages of different cultures must employ strong methodologic safeguards to ensure equivalence of versions. PURPOSE: This paper presents assessment of conceptual and measurement equivalence of the CES-D adapted for Arab American youth. DESIGN AND POPULATION: A convenience sample of 1372 Arab American 14-18 year olds completed questionnaires in the initial phase of this theory-driven randomized clinical trial. The sample was equal across genders; 51% percent were immigrants. Self-reported cigarette smoking was related to age (p size=0.65 ). CONCLUSION: Establishing conceptual equivalence prior to evaluating differences is a necessary first step in cross cultural research to ensure the validity of conclusions. IMPLICATIONS: While this study established the CES-D as an appropriate measure for depressive symptomatology among Arab American youth, the use of previously established cutoff scores as a measure was not supported and is therefore not appropriate in Arab American youth.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:11:19Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:11:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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