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Psychometric evaluation and normative data for a Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale.
Scand J Psychol. 2013 Apr; 54(2):112-7.SJ

Abstract

The lack of an available Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale (PHQ-15) motivated the present psychometric evaluation of such a version as well as providing normative data for the PHQ-15. Data from 3,406 individuals who took part in the Västerbotten Environmental Health Study in Sweden were used. The respondents constitute a random sample, aged 18 to 79 years, stratified for age and sex. They responded to a Swedish translation of the PHQ-15 as well as the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire for assessment of convergent validity. The distribution of PHQ-15 scores was positively skewed and mesokurtic in shape, and the internal consistency of the PHQ-15 was satisfactory. Correlation coefficients between PHQ-15 score and the measures of anxiety, depression, stress and mental/physical exhaustion indicate satisfactory validity. Normative data for PHQ-15 scores as well as for categories of somatic symptom severity are provided. The favorable psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the PHQ-15 suggest use of this instrument for quantification of somatization in Swedish and similar populations, and has the advantage of available normative data.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. steven.nordin@psy.umu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23294182

Citation

Nordin, Steven, et al. "Psychometric Evaluation and Normative Data for a Swedish Version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale." Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 54, no. 2, 2013, pp. 112-7.
Nordin S, Palmquist E, Nordin M. Psychometric evaluation and normative data for a Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale. Scand J Psychol. 2013;54(2):112-7.
Nordin, S., Palmquist, E., & Nordin, M. (2013). Psychometric evaluation and normative data for a Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54(2), 112-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12029
Nordin S, Palmquist E, Nordin M. Psychometric Evaluation and Normative Data for a Swedish Version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale. Scand J Psychol. 2013;54(2):112-7. PubMed PMID: 23294182.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychometric evaluation and normative data for a Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale. AU - Nordin,Steven, AU - Palmquist,Eva, AU - Nordin,Maria, Y1 - 2013/01/07/ PY - 2013/1/9/entrez PY - 2013/1/9/pubmed PY - 2013/12/16/medline SP - 112 EP - 7 JF - Scandinavian journal of psychology JO - Scand J Psychol VL - 54 IS - 2 N2 - The lack of an available Swedish version of the Patient Health Questionnaire 15-Item Somatic Symptom Severity Scale (PHQ-15) motivated the present psychometric evaluation of such a version as well as providing normative data for the PHQ-15. Data from 3,406 individuals who took part in the Västerbotten Environmental Health Study in Sweden were used. The respondents constitute a random sample, aged 18 to 79 years, stratified for age and sex. They responded to a Swedish translation of the PHQ-15 as well as the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Shirom Melamed Burnout Questionnaire for assessment of convergent validity. The distribution of PHQ-15 scores was positively skewed and mesokurtic in shape, and the internal consistency of the PHQ-15 was satisfactory. Correlation coefficients between PHQ-15 score and the measures of anxiety, depression, stress and mental/physical exhaustion indicate satisfactory validity. Normative data for PHQ-15 scores as well as for categories of somatic symptom severity are provided. The favorable psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the PHQ-15 suggest use of this instrument for quantification of somatization in Swedish and similar populations, and has the advantage of available normative data. SN - 1467-9450 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23294182/Psychometric_evaluation_and_normative_data_for_a_Swedish_version_of_the_Patient_Health_Questionnaire_15_Item_Somatic_Symptom_Severity_Scale_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12029 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -