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Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version For DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale (Child Form for Children Aged 11-17 Years and Parent Form for Children Aged 6-17 Years)
1 1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey  
2 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Behçet Uz Children’s Hospital, İzmir, Turkey  
3 Centre For Affective Disorders, King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience London, UK  
4 Department of Psychiatry, Celal Bayar University School of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey  
5 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Elazığ Mental Health Hospital, Elazığ-Turkey  
6 Boylam Psychiatry Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Arch Neuropsychiatry ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/npa.2017.15936
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Key Words: DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale, reliability, validity
Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of Turkish version of DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale.

 

Method: The scale was prepared by translation and back translation of DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale. Study groups consisted of a clinical sample that contained cases diagnosed with depressive disorder and treated in a child and adolescent psychiatry unit and also a community sample. The study was continued with 218 children and 160 parents. In the assessment process, child and parent forms of DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale and also Children’s Depression Inventory and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Parent Form were used.

 

Results: In reliability analyses, Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient values were found very high regarding child and parent forms. Item-total score correlation coefficients were high and very high, respectively; indicating a statistical significance. As for construct validity, one factor was maintained for each form and was found to be consistent with the original form of the scale. As for concurrent validity, child form of the scale showed significant correlation with Children’s Depression Inventory while the parent form showed significant correlation with Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire-Parent Form.

 

 

Conclusion: It was found that Turkish version of DSM-5 Level 2 Anger Scale could be utilized as a valid and reliable tool both in clinical practice and for research purposes.

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