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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2018, 11(12): 61-67 Back to browse issues page
The Validation of Somatization Inventory in the Students of Tabriz Universities (Iran)
Karim Abdolmohammadi * 1, Farhad Ghadiri Sourman Abadi 2, Niloufar Sadat Seyed Pourmand 3, Mohammad Reza Falsafinejad 4
1- Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran. , karim.abdolmohamadi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature & Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, University of Allameh Tabataba’i, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Objectives: As somatization is an one-dimensional approach and long questionnaires has no appropriate clinical and research application, therefore introduction of short questionnaires seems to be necessary. The somatization Inventory (PHQ-15) is a short self-report questionnaire for the assessment of somatization symptoms in non-clinical and clinical samples. This research was performed with the purpose of validating PHQ-15 questionnaire in students of Tabriz universities.
 
Methods: In this cross-sectional survey study, 360 university students, were selected by stratified sampling method in 2013 and were assessed using Somatization Inventory (PHQ-15), and Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90). The concurrent validity was assessed through simultaneous implementation of SCL-90 scale.
 
Results: The correlation coefficient of PHQ-15 and SCL-90 scores, were, respectively, 0.77 and significant (p=0.001). The internal consistency of the scale was calculated to be 0.76 using Cronbach's alpha coefficient.
 
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, in the Iranian population, the somatization Inventory (PHQ-15) is an appropriate and short tool for screening in somatization-related researches.
 
 
Keywords: Somatoform disorders, Mental disorders, Validation studies.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/10/21 | Accepted: 2016/12/20 | Published: 2018/02/21
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Abdolmohammadi K, Ghadiri Sourman Abadi F, Sadat Seyed Pourmand N, Falsafinejad M R. The Validation of Somatization Inventory in the Students of Tabriz Universities (Iran). Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2018; 11 (12) :61-67
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