A comparison of the validity of two psychiatric screening questionnaires: the Arabic General Health Questionnaire (AGHQ) and Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) in UAE, using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) analysis

Citation
R. Ghubash et al., A comparison of the validity of two psychiatric screening questionnaires: the Arabic General Health Questionnaire (AGHQ) and Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) in UAE, using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) analysis, EUR PSYCHIA, 16(2), 2001, pp. 122-126
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0924-9338 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
122 - 126
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-9338(200103)16:2<122:ACOTVO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
This study compared the ability of the Arabic General Health questionnaire (AGHQ) and Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20) to screen ICD-10 psychiatr ic disorders in an Arab community in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Standard ised psychiatric assessments of subjects using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) were carried out. The Receiver Operating Charac teristic (ROC) analysis was used to determine validity indices for the AGHQ and SRQ-20. For the AGHQ, sensitivity, specificity and area under the curv e (AUC) were 86, 85 and 93% respectively, while for the SRQ-20, validity in dices were 83, 83 and 90% respectively. Overall performance of the AGHQ was significantly better than the SRQ-20, especially in males and those under the age of 30 years. We conclude that both questionnaires are valid screeni ng instruments in an Arab community in the UAE. (C) 2001 Editions scientifi ques et medicales Elsevier SAS.