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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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