Title

The validity and reliability of the World Health Organization mental disorders checklist for use in a telehealth clinic in Hong Kong

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

Abstract

This research aimed to test the validity and reliability of the ‘World Health Organization Mental Disorders Checklist’ for use in a telehealth clinic in Hong Kong. The Checklist adopted four subscales: (i) depression; (ii) anxiety; (iii) alcohol use disorders; and (vi) functioning and disablement, and was translated from English into Chinese. It was validated by a panel of five experts to confirm its content validity (content validity index = 0.98) and cultural appropriateness in Hong Kong. The reliability of the checklist was supported by the findings of a test–retest procedure (Pearson correlation = 0.66–0.88, P < 0.01), internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.54–0.83), and interrater reliability (Kendall's coefficient of concordance = 0.58–1.00, P < 0.01) involving a sample of 197 subjects from one telehealth clinic in Hong Kong.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing