Cross-cultural validity and reliability testing of a standard psychiatric assessment instrument without a gold standard.

@article{Bolton2001CrossculturalVA,
  title={Cross-cultural validity and reliability testing of a standard psychiatric assessment instrument without a gold standard.},
  author={Paul Anthony Bolton},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={189 4},
  pages={
          238-42
        }
}
The objective of this study was to assess the cross-culture validity and reliability of a standard psychiatric assessment instrument without the usual "gold standards." Normally criterion validity testing requires comparison with such a standard--usually another instrument or a professional diagnosis. Instead local informants identified persons with and without "agahinda gakabije" (a locally described grief syndrome) who were then asked if they thought they had this syndrome and also… CONTINUE READING
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