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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(8): 47-53 Back to browse issues page
Validation of the Paranoid Thoughts Scale in Iranian Population
Karim Abdolmohammadi *1, Ali Mohammadzadeh1, Ezatallah Ahmadi2, Farhad Ghadiri Sourman3
1- Payam-e-Nour University
2- Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University
3- Tabriz University
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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Considering that paranoid thought has one-dimensional approach, use of long questionnaires has no clinical and research application, therefore use of short questionnaires seems necessary. The Green et al. paranoid thought scale is a short self-assessment tool for assessing paranoid thought in non-clinical and clinical group. This research was conducted to validate this questionnaire in Iranian population.

Methods: In this cross-sectional survey, 356 students were selected using stratified sampling method and assessed by GPTS and Minnesota multiphasic paranoid inventory (MMPI) in 2015. Validity was assessed simultaneously with MMPI testing.

Results: The correlation coefficient of GPTS and MMPI scores was α=0.71 and significant (p<0.001). Internal consistency value was estimated to be 0.81 according to Cronbach's alpha coefficient.

Conclusion: GPTS is an appropriate and short tool for screening in paranoid thought-related researches.

Keywords: Paranoid disorders; Personality tests; Validation studies.

Keywords: Paranoid disorders, Personality tests, Validation studies.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2016/10/27 | Accepted: 2016/10/27 | Published: 2016/10/27
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Abdolmohammadi K, Mohammadzadeh A, Ahmadi E, Ghadiri Sourman F. Validation of the Paranoid Thoughts Scale in Iranian Population . Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2016; 10 (8) :47-53
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