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Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian populations: a culturally-sensitive psychiatric screening instrument.
Transcult Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 45(4):566-89.TP

Abstract

The objective of the study was to develop a culturally sensitive psychiatric screening instrument valid for Ethiopians in Ethiopia and Israel. The study sample was composed of 356 Amharic-speaking Ethiopians from Ethiopia and Israel, aged 18-55, divided into three groups: i) general population; ii) people in non-psychiatric treatment; iii) people in psychiatric treatment. They were interviewed with the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ), modified to include 10 culturally specific items, and the Brief Psychiatric Research Scale (BPRS) as a criterion of psychopathology. Physicians also completed an encounter form about the presence of mental health symptoms in participants. To make the questions more culturespecific, the translation of 12 items on the SRQ was changed. The content, construct, and criterion validity of each question were also examined, leading to the deletion of five items. The validity of the revised instrument (SRQ-F) was superior to that of the original instrument (SRQ). This study demonstrates the need for psychiatric screening instruments to be adapted to different cultures by incorporating meaningful translations and adding culturally specific items.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Falk Institute for Mental Health Studies, Kfar Shaul Hospital, Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, Israel. falk1@012.net.ilNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19091726

Citation

Youngmann, Rafael, et al. "Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian Populations: a Culturally-sensitive Psychiatric Screening Instrument." Transcultural Psychiatry, vol. 45, no. 4, 2008, pp. 566-89.
Youngmann R, Zilber N, Workneh F, et al. Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian populations: a culturally-sensitive psychiatric screening instrument. Transcult Psychiatry. 2008;45(4):566-89.
Youngmann, R., Zilber, N., Workneh, F., & Giel, R. (2008). Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian populations: a culturally-sensitive psychiatric screening instrument. Transcultural Psychiatry, 45(4), 566-89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461508100783
Youngmann R, et al. Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian Populations: a Culturally-sensitive Psychiatric Screening Instrument. Transcult Psychiatry. 2008;45(4):566-89. PubMed PMID: 19091726.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adapting the SRQ for Ethiopian populations: a culturally-sensitive psychiatric screening instrument. AU - Youngmann,Rafael, AU - Zilber,Nelly, AU - Workneh,Fikre, AU - Giel,Robert, PY - 2008/12/19/entrez PY - 2008/12/19/pubmed PY - 2009/3/24/medline SP - 566 EP - 89 JF - Transcultural psychiatry JO - Transcult Psychiatry VL - 45 IS - 4 N2 - The objective of the study was to develop a culturally sensitive psychiatric screening instrument valid for Ethiopians in Ethiopia and Israel. The study sample was composed of 356 Amharic-speaking Ethiopians from Ethiopia and Israel, aged 18-55, divided into three groups: i) general population; ii) people in non-psychiatric treatment; iii) people in psychiatric treatment. They were interviewed with the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ), modified to include 10 culturally specific items, and the Brief Psychiatric Research Scale (BPRS) as a criterion of psychopathology. Physicians also completed an encounter form about the presence of mental health symptoms in participants. To make the questions more culturespecific, the translation of 12 items on the SRQ was changed. The content, construct, and criterion validity of each question were also examined, leading to the deletion of five items. The validity of the revised instrument (SRQ-F) was superior to that of the original instrument (SRQ). This study demonstrates the need for psychiatric screening instruments to be adapted to different cultures by incorporating meaningful translations and adding culturally specific items. SN - 1363-4615 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19091726/Adapting_the_SRQ_for_Ethiopian_populations:_a_culturally_sensitive_psychiatric_screening_instrument_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1363461508100783?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -