|Title:||Arabic version of the Major Depression Inventory as a diagnostic tool: reliability and concurrent and discriminant validity|
Abu Hindi, W.
|Abstract:||The Major Depression Inventory [MDI] is a brief questionnaire to assess the presence of a depressive disorder. We prepared an Arabic version of the MDi and tested its reliability and concurrent and discriminant validity as a diagnostic tool of major depressive disorder. A group of 50 Egyptian outpatients with major depressive disorder [assessed clinically and with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TR Axis 1 Disorders] were compared with 50 healthy controls using the MDI-A, Beck Depression Inventory [BDI] and Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. Cronbach a was 0.91 and intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.98 [95% Cl: 0.97-0.99]. Scores on the MDI-A strongly correlated with BDI scores [r - 0.81] but insignificantly correlated with STAI scores. Using the MDI scoring algorithm, the sensitivity was 88.4% and specificity 78.9%. We conclude that the MDI-A has an excellent reliability and an acceptable concurrent and discriminant validity|
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
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