Psychometric Equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Arab American Youth

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Psychometric Equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Arab American Youth
Abstract:
Psychometric Equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Arab American Youth
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Weglicki, Linda
Contact Address:CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, 368 Cohn, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Thomas Templin; Virginia Hill Rice
The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a 20-item, self- report scale designed to measure major components of depression in the general population (Radloff, 1977). Affective components: depressed mood, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbance are emphasized. Scores range from 0 to 60. Scores of 16 or more are generally indicative of depression (Weissman, Shalomskas, Pottenger, et al., 1977). Numerous researchers have used the CES-D as a measure of depression in adults and adolescents. Instruments translated from the language of the culture in which it was developed into languages of different cultures must employ strong methodologic safeguards to insure equivalence of the versions. Three kinds of equivalence have been identified (Liang, 2001): conceptual, metric, and structural. This paper presents assessment of conceptual and metric equivalence of the CES-D adapted for use with Arab American youth ages 14 to 18. Conceptual equivalence refers to the meaning of the materials or the specific behaviors assessed in different cultural groups. Conceptual equivalence was established by qualitative methods: back-translation and in-depth interviews. Psychometric evaluation was established with multi-group confirmatory factor analysis with means structures. Comparative item analysis revealed that the factor structure of the instrument is similar in both versions. Hypothesis of equivalent factor loadings could not be rejected. However, six of the 20 items showed differences in item difficulty. Three were more difficulty and three were easier. Internal-consistency reliability was evaluated. Alpha was .86 for the English form and .81 for the Arabic form. We conclude that the Arabic version of the CES-D is psychometrically equivalent to the Standard English version in Arab American youths. AN: MN030284
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Arab American Youthen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Equivalence of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Arab American Youth</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weglicki, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, 368 Cohn, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Thomas Templin; Virginia Hill Rice</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a 20-item, self- report scale designed to measure major components of depression in the general population (Radloff, 1977). Affective components: depressed mood, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbance are emphasized. Scores range from 0 to 60. Scores of 16 or more are generally indicative of depression (Weissman, Shalomskas, Pottenger, et al., 1977). Numerous researchers have used the CES-D as a measure of depression in adults and adolescents. Instruments translated from the language of the culture in which it was developed into languages of different cultures must employ strong methodologic safeguards to insure equivalence of the versions. Three kinds of equivalence have been identified (Liang, 2001): conceptual, metric, and structural. This paper presents assessment of conceptual and metric equivalence of the CES-D adapted for use with Arab American youth ages 14 to 18. Conceptual equivalence refers to the meaning of the materials or the specific behaviors assessed in different cultural groups. Conceptual equivalence was established by qualitative methods: back-translation and in-depth interviews. Psychometric evaluation was established with multi-group confirmatory factor analysis with means structures. Comparative item analysis revealed that the factor structure of the instrument is similar in both versions. Hypothesis of equivalent factor loadings could not be rejected. However, six of the 20 items showed differences in item difficulty. Three were more difficulty and three were easier. Internal-consistency reliability was evaluated. Alpha was .86 for the English form and .81 for the Arabic form. We conclude that the Arabic version of the CES-D is psychometrically equivalent to the Standard English version in Arab American youths. AN: MN030284 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:59:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:59:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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