The validity and reliability of the World Health Organization Mental Disorders Checklist for use in a telehealth clinic in Hong Kong

Sau Fong Leung, C. Chui, D. Arthur, P. French, A. Lai, W.M. Lee, D. Wong

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Abstract

This research aimed to test the validity and reliability of the ‘World Health Organization Mental Disorders Checklist’ for use in a telehealth clinic in Hong Kong. The Checklist adopted four subscales: (i) depression; (ii) anxiety; (iii) alcohol use disorders; and (vi) functioning and disablement, and was translated from English into Chinese. It was validated by a panel of five experts to confirm its content validity (content validity index = 0.98) and cultural appropriateness in Hong Kong. The reliability of the checklist was supported by the findings of a test–retest procedure (Pearson correlation = 0.66–0.88, P < 0.01), internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.54–0.83), and interrater reliability (Kendall's coefficient of concordance = 0.58–1.00, P < 0.01) involving a sample of 197 subjects from one telehealth clinic in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Alcohol use disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Telehealth
  • World Health Organization Mental Disorders Checklist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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