Validity and Reliability of Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Persian Version (ASRS-V1.1-Persian)

Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Persian Version

  • Seyed Abbas Mousavi 1 1- Department of Psychiatry, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
  • Zahra Bazrafshan 2 2. General Practitioner, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan, Iran.
  • Ahmad Khosravi 3* 3. Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder in adults. The objective of this study was to develop a valid Persian version of the 18-question ASRS-V1.1 according to WHO translation protocol and report its psychometric properties.
Methods: In the first step, we translated the original 18-question ASRS-V1.1 version into Persian under the supervision of the WMH-CIDI advisory committee. The process of adaptation was consisting of forward-translation, expert panel evaluation, back translation, cross-cultural adaptation, pre-testing, and final adjustment. In the second step, we conducted a cross-sectional study with 734 students were studied in Shahroud in 2013. A sub-sample of subjects consists of 99 students were clinically interviewed according to DSM-IV-TR criteria by a well-trained physician.
Results: The ASRS-V1.1-P had satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.85). Sensitivity and specificity for the first six questions of ASRS-V1.1-P were 50.0% (95% CI: 30.3-69.6) and 80.5% (95%CI: 70.7-88.3), respectively. Finally, 43 subjects (5.5%) were confirmed for adult ADHD. There was not sex predominance in the prevalence of ADHD.
Conclusion: Totally, it may be concluded that adult ADHD is a common problem among students and prevention of this disorder is crucial to reduce the probable subsequent social, educational, and job problems in future. The 18-question ASRS-V1.1-P is a psychometrically reliable and valid measure for screening ADHD in adults.
 Keywords:  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Screening, Adult, Validity.
Published
Jan 14, 2020
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MOUSAVI 1, Seyed Abbas; BAZRAFSHAN 2, Zahra; KHOSRAVI 3*, Ahmad. Validity and Reliability of Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale Persian Version (ASRS-V1.1-Persian). International Journal of Health Studies, [S.l.], jan. 2020. ISSN 2423-6594. Available at: <http://ijhs.shmu.ac.ir/index.php/ijhs/article/view/718>. Date accessed: 01 apr. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22100/ijhs.v6i1.718.
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