Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale: Reliability and Validity of Hindi Adaptation


Affiliations
1 Department of Psychiatry PGIMS Rohtak Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychiatric Social Work Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, India
3 Department of Clinical Psychology Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Depression Anxiety and Stress scale (DASS) developed by Lovibond and Lovibond, 1995 is one of most widely used scale in clinical and nonclinical population in across the globe including India. DASS items reliably grouped in to depression, anxiety and stress subscale and have high reliability and validity. Present study was aimed to obtain reliability and validity of Hindi adaptation of Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale. Scale was translated by the bilingual experts followed by forward and back translation process fmal version was adopted for the study. A total 427 volunteers those who were bilingual included in the study. Hindi adaptation of DASS showed comparable reliability and validity score. Chronbach alpha for entire scale .83, factor loading ranged from .20 to .88 of Hindi version which was found comparable with original scale. The result demonstrate Hindi version of DASS reliable and valid instrument to use in clinical and nonclinical population. Hindi adaption of the DASS scale could be used in Indian clinical and non-clinical settings.

Keywords

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Hindi Adaptation
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


Abstract Views: 263

PDF Views: 0




  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale: Reliability and Validity of Hindi Adaptation

Abstract Views: 263  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Bhupendra Singh
Department of Psychiatry PGIMS Rohtak Haryana, India
Kapse Praful Prabhuappa
Department of Psychiatric Social Work Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, India
Amool R Singh
Department of Clinical Psychology Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, India

Abstract


Depression Anxiety and Stress scale (DASS) developed by Lovibond and Lovibond, 1995 is one of most widely used scale in clinical and nonclinical population in across the globe including India. DASS items reliably grouped in to depression, anxiety and stress subscale and have high reliability and validity. Present study was aimed to obtain reliability and validity of Hindi adaptation of Depression, Anxiety and Stress scale. Scale was translated by the bilingual experts followed by forward and back translation process fmal version was adopted for the study. A total 427 volunteers those who were bilingual included in the study. Hindi adaptation of DASS showed comparable reliability and validity score. Chronbach alpha for entire scale .83, factor loading ranged from .20 to .88 of Hindi version which was found comparable with original scale. The result demonstrate Hindi version of DASS reliable and valid instrument to use in clinical and nonclinical population. Hindi adaption of the DASS scale could be used in Indian clinical and non-clinical settings.

Keywords


Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Hindi Adaptation