Cross-ethnic measurement equivalence of measures of depression, social anxiety, and worry.

@article{Hambrick2010CrossethnicME,
  title={Cross-ethnic measurement equivalence of measures of depression, social anxiety, and worry.},
  author={James P. Hambrick and Thomas L. Rodebaugh and Steve Balsis and Carol M. Woods and Julia Laraine Mendez and Richard G Heimberg},
  journal={Assessment},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          155-71
        }
}
Although study of clinical phenomena in individuals from different ethnic backgrounds has improved over the years, African American and Asian American individuals continue to be underrepresented in research samples. Without adequate psychometric data about how questionnaires perform in individuals from different ethnic samples, findings from both within and across groups are arguably uninterpretable. Analyses based on item response theory (IRT) allow us to make fine-grained comparisons of the… CONTINUE READING

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