Zagazig Depression Scale

Information about Measure
First Name Ahmed
Last Name Ibrahim
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Affiliation Community Health School, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University
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Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Zagazig Depression Scale
Mental health condition assessed Depressive Disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Adult (General)
Age range (age – age) 16-26
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Egypt
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Arabic
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? University students
Development procedures validated
If validated, what was the gold standard? Validated using the PHQ (Patient Health Questionnaire) as a screening tool for depression
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha 0.904
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 Ibrahim, A. K., Kelly, S. J., & Glazebrook, C. (2012). Reliability of a shortened version of the Zagazig Depression Scale and prevalence of depression in an Egyptian university student sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(5), 638-647. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.06.007
Notes when administering the tool For this validation study, students filled out the Zagazig Depression Scale independently and returned to researchers. Items were summed with equal weight to yield a total score.