Determining the cut-off score for a Malay Language version of the centre for Epidemiologic studies depression scale (cesd)

Ghazali, S.R and Elklit, A. and Vincent Balang, R. and Sultan, M.A and Yoke, Y.C (2014) Determining the cut-off score for a Malay Language version of the centre for Epidemiologic studies depression scale (cesd). ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 15 (2). pp. 146-152.

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Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the optimal cut-off score forthe Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CESD) according to Malaysian adolescent norms. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Nine hundred and thirty-one adolescents aged 13 to 17 years-old completed the CESD and Hopkins Symptom Checklist-depression scale (HSCL-depression) Results: Results from the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, kappa coefficients and odds ratio analysis showed that CESD cut-off score of 27 was suitable to be used according to Malaysian norms, demonstrating a specificity of 93%. Conclusion: The findings suggest a cut-off score 27 should be used for screening of depression for Malaysian adolescents using the CESD.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression, Malaysian Adolescents, CESD, Cut-off Score, Epidemiologic, Medical, UNIMAS, 2014, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2014 06:32
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 07:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4386

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