|Information about Measure|
|First Name||Lesley Jo|
|Affiliation||University of Oregon|
|Other means of contacting author (e.g., website, Academia.edu, ResearchGate)||lesleyjoweaver.com|
|Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated||Tension scale|
|Mental health condition assessed||Other: Tension|
|Idiom of distress included, if any||Tension|
|Lifestage of interest||Adult (General)|
|Age range (age – age)||—|
|Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated||India|
|Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool||Hindi|
|Clinical or community sample?||Clinical|
|Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)?||women with and without type 2 diabetes|
|Development procedures||Locally developed and validated|
|If validated, what was the gold standard?||the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25, translated and adapted for use in Hindi|
|Description of other development procedures, if applicable||—|
|Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])||—|
|Links to development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool||Weaver, L.J. Cult Med Psychiatry (2017) 41: 35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-016-9516-5
Weaver, L. J., & Kaiser, B. N. (2015). Developing and Testing Locally Derived Mental Health Scales: Examples from North India and Haiti. Field Methods, 27(2), 115–130. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X14547191
|Notes when administering the tool||Tool can be administered by anyone who can read and write HIndi; deliver the tool verbally and record scores; sum scores with all items equally weighted. I score responses as much more=2, somewhat more=1, no change=0.
I have not developed standard cutoffs for clinically significant symptomatology. Instead I use “tension” scores as a continuous variable in analyses or divide them by tertiles or quartiles.
The tool’s main prompt (“Since getting diabetes, do you feel any of the following mood-related items much more, somewhat more, or the same as before?”) could be changed to something generic such as “In the past [time period], have you felt any of the following mood-related items much more, somewhat more, or the same as usual?”.
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