Validation of cross-cultural child mental health and psychosocial research instruments: adapting the Depression Self-Rating Scale and Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Nepal

January 2011
BMC Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p127
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study by Brandon A Kohrt and colleagues conducted to evaluate the cross-cultural validity of child mental health and psychosocial research instruments. The study involved transcultural translation and alternative validation for the Depression Self-Rating Scale (DSRS) and Child Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Symptom Scale (CPSS) in Nepal. The results of the study indicate that these instruments displayed moderate to good psychometric properties.


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