Skip to content
Journal article

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI): a reliability and validity test in the Malaysian urological population.

Quek K, Low W, Razack A, Loh C...(+4 more)

Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 56, issue 3 (2001) pp. 285-292

  • 14

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 6

    Citations

    Citations of this article.
  • N/A

    Views

    ScienceDirect users who have downloaded this article.
Sign in to save reference

Abstract

This study aimed to validate the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in the Malaysian urological population. Reliability and internal consistency were evaluated using the test-retest method and internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha. Responsiveness was expressed as the effect size. Internal consistency was high (Cronbach's alpha value = 0.56 to 0.87). Test-retest correlation coefficient and intraclass correlation coefficient were significant (ICC = 0.56 to 0.87) and a high degree of sensitivity and specificity. The BDI is thus a reliable and a valid instrument to be used in Malaysia.

Find this document

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below