A systematic review on the validated measures used to assess anxiety in Malaysia

Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanun Abdul, Mukhtar, Firdaus, and Oei, Tian Po (2019) A systematic review on the validated measures used to assess anxiety in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Science, 15 (SUPP1). pp. 120-127.

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Abstract

The current study aims to investigate the validated measures used to assess anxiety in Malaysia through a systematic review. The PsycINFO and MEDLINE databases, and 28 local journals were used to search for published papers in this particular area. Twenty articles met the inclusion criteria and reviewed. The results showed that majority of the studies have validated self-report inventories, rather than structured clinical interviews. The preferred measures validated were Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and General Health Questionnaire-12 item. The psychometric properties of the validated measures were also reported in this review. In general, the measures have a wide range of reliability, validity, and factor structures. However, not all of the studies adhere to the standard procedures for adapting Western-based measure. The limitations of the studies under review were also being highlighted.

Item ID: 60130
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2636-9346
Funders: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Projects and Grants: IIUM Grant Scheme (RIGS) 2016 [Project ID: RIG16-022-0186]
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 21:48
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%
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