alexa Abstract | Adaptation and Validation of the Bangla Version of the Depression Literacy Questionnaire
ISSN: 2378-5756

Journal of Psychiatry
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Abstract Background: Depression is a common recurrent disorder linked to reduced quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Bangladesh is a densely populated developing country and literacy on depression of this huge population is a must need to cope with the depressive disorder burden. Objective: It was aimed to adapt and validate Bangla version of Depression Literacy Questionnaire (D - Lit Bangla) for the assessment of the status of knowledge regarding depression. Method: The validation study was conducted at the department of public health, ASA University Bangladesh. Data were collected from May 2016 to July 2016 from 194 students by self-reporting final Bangla version of D-Lit questionnaire obtained by standard adaptation procedure. Samples were selected by convenient sampling and data were analyzed by Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) 16.0 and Microsoft Excel 2010 version software. Result: The Cronbach’s α was 0.77 which reflects the internal consistency of the reliability. After varimax rotation form of factor analysis- only one factor was extracted and factor analysis revealed significant commonalities between the items. Conclusion: 20 items D-Lit Bangla is psychometrically valid and can be used for further researches as well as clinical settings.

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Author(s): SM Yasir Arafat1,3*, Syed Faheem Shams2, Md. Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury3, Esmot Zarin Chowdhury1, Mohima Benojir Hoque1 and Mohammad Abdul Bari1


D-Lit Bangla, Depression literacy,  ,Depression measurement, Validation study, Depression, psychiatry disorders, depressive disorders

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