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The reliability and validity of a Japanese version of symptom checklist 90 revised

Authors
  • Tomioka, Mitsunao1
  • Shimura, Midori2
  • Hidaka, Mikio3
  • Kubo, Chiharu1
  • 1 Kyushu University Hospital, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, 3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-8582, Japan , Fukuoka City (Japan)
  • 2 Karibe CLINIC, SOTSU BLD. 2F 1-3 Honmachi Naka-ku, Yokohama City, 231-0005, Japan , Yokohama City (Japan)
  • 3 Kurume University, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kurume City, 839-8502, Japan , Kurume City (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BioPsychoSocial Medicine
Publisher
BioMed Central
Publication Date
Oct 28, 2008
Volume
2
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1751-0759-2-19
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

ObjectiveTo examine the validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the Symptom Checklist 90 Revised (SCL-90-R (J)).MethodsThe English SCL-90-R was translated to Japanese and the Japanese version confirmed by back-translation. To determine the factor validity and internal consistency of the nine primary subscales, 460 people from the community completed SCL-90-R(J). Test-retest reliability was examined for 104 outpatients and 124 healthy undergraduate students. The convergent-discriminant validity was determined for 80 inpatients who replied to both SCL-90-R(J) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).ResultsThe correlation coefficients between the nine primary subscales and items were .26 to .78. Cronbach's alpha coefficients were from .76 (Phobic Anxiety) to .86 (Interpersonal Sensitivity). Pearson's correlation coefficients between test-retest scores were from .81 (Psychoticism) to .90 (Somatization) for the outpatients and were from .64 (Phobic Anxiety) to .78 (Paranoid Ideation) for the students. Each of the nine primary subscales correlated well with their corresponding constructs in the MMPI.ConclusionWe confirmed the validity and reliability of SCL-90-R(J) for the measurement of individual distress. The nine primary subscales were consistent with the items of the original English version.

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