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Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek language validation and subscale factor structure.
Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Nov; 53(8):1217-26.CP

Abstract

This study aimed to assess the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Greek translation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in a sample of Cypriot, Greek-speaking university students. This is the first study to examine PHQ psychometric properties in Greek and to investigate the factor structure of the PHQ subscales. A total of 520 participants (73.9% women; M(Age) = 21.57; SD, 4.94) completed the PHQ and assessment tools used for convergent validity analysis. Patient Health Questionnaire was translated and culturally adapted according to international standards. Overall, PHQ subscales in Greek language demonstrated good internal consistency (mean Cronbach α = .75, P < .001) and convergent validity with the following: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, Beck Depression Inventory, Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (panic disorder, somatization, bulimia, and binge eating), and Anxiety Sensitivity Index (overall mean, r = 0.52; P < .001). The relation between the PHQ subscale diagnoses and functional impairment, as assessed by the 12-item Health Survey 12, was comparable with the original validation results for all subscales except alcohol. The depression, alcohol, and anxiety subscales exhibited single-factor structures. Subscales assessing eating disorders, panic disorder, and somatization difficulties exhibited 2-, 3-, and 4-factor structures, respectively. Overall, PHQ subscales demonstrated good psychometric properties, with the exception of the subscale examining problematic alcohol use. Overall, PHQ demonstrates good reliability, validity, and appropriate factor structure in a Greek-speaking college population. Psychometric research is needed on the Greek PHQ in primary care settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. mkarekla@ucy.ac.cyNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22901833

Citation

Karekla, Maria, et al. "Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek Language Validation and Subscale Factor Structure." Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 53, no. 8, 2012, pp. 1217-26.
Karekla M, Pilipenko N, Feldman J. Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek language validation and subscale factor structure. Compr Psychiatry. 2012;53(8):1217-26.
Karekla, M., Pilipenko, N., & Feldman, J. (2012). Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek language validation and subscale factor structure. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(8), 1217-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.05.008
Karekla M, Pilipenko N, Feldman J. Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek Language Validation and Subscale Factor Structure. Compr Psychiatry. 2012;53(8):1217-26. PubMed PMID: 22901833.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Patient Health Questionnaire: Greek language validation and subscale factor structure. AU - Karekla,Maria, AU - Pilipenko,Nataliya, AU - Feldman,Jonathan, Y1 - 2012/08/15/ PY - 2011/11/29/received PY - 2012/05/24/revised PY - 2012/05/24/accepted PY - 2012/8/21/entrez PY - 2012/8/21/pubmed PY - 2013/4/25/medline SP - 1217 EP - 26 JF - Comprehensive psychiatry JO - Compr Psychiatry VL - 53 IS - 8 N2 - This study aimed to assess the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Greek translation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) in a sample of Cypriot, Greek-speaking university students. This is the first study to examine PHQ psychometric properties in Greek and to investigate the factor structure of the PHQ subscales. A total of 520 participants (73.9% women; M(Age) = 21.57; SD, 4.94) completed the PHQ and assessment tools used for convergent validity analysis. Patient Health Questionnaire was translated and culturally adapted according to international standards. Overall, PHQ subscales in Greek language demonstrated good internal consistency (mean Cronbach α = .75, P < .001) and convergent validity with the following: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, Beck Depression Inventory, Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionnaire (panic disorder, somatization, bulimia, and binge eating), and Anxiety Sensitivity Index (overall mean, r = 0.52; P < .001). The relation between the PHQ subscale diagnoses and functional impairment, as assessed by the 12-item Health Survey 12, was comparable with the original validation results for all subscales except alcohol. The depression, alcohol, and anxiety subscales exhibited single-factor structures. Subscales assessing eating disorders, panic disorder, and somatization difficulties exhibited 2-, 3-, and 4-factor structures, respectively. Overall, PHQ subscales demonstrated good psychometric properties, with the exception of the subscale examining problematic alcohol use. Overall, PHQ demonstrates good reliability, validity, and appropriate factor structure in a Greek-speaking college population. Psychometric research is needed on the Greek PHQ in primary care settings. SN - 1532-8384 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22901833/Patient_Health_Questionnaire:_Greek_language_validation_and_subscale_factor_structure_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0010-440X(12)00093-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -