Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire

Chuan Ju Lin, I. Shin Shiah, Hsin Chu, Pei Shan Tsai, Chiung Hua Chen, Yue Cune Chang, Kuei Ru Chou

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity of the Chinese Version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ-C). A total of 170 patients were administered the Mini International Neuropsychological Interview and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision as criterion standard by on-site psychiatrists. The Cronbach's alpha, test-retest reliability, and the content validity index of the MDQ-C were .83, .76, and .80, respectively. Factor analysis revealed that two factors, elevated mood overactivity and irritable behavior, explained 40.89% of the variance. On the basis of the sensitivity and specificity results, the optimal cutoff point was 6. The MDQ-C is an effective short and comprehensive tool with robust psychometric properties for diagnosis of bipolar disorders, specifically for patients with bipolar I.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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Mood Disorders
Reproducibility of Results
Irritable Mood
Sensitivity and Specificity
Bipolar Disorder
Psychometrics
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Statistical Factor Analysis
Psychiatry
Interviews
Surveys and Questionnaires

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Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire. / Lin, Chuan Ju; Shiah, I. Shin; Chu, Hsin; Tsai, Pei Shan; Chen, Chiung Hua; Chang, Yue Cune; Chou, Kuei Ru.

In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 25, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 53-62.

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Lin, Chuan Ju ; Shiah, I. Shin ; Chu, Hsin ; Tsai, Pei Shan ; Chen, Chiung Hua ; Chang, Yue Cune ; Chou, Kuei Ru. / Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire. In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 2011 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 53-62.
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