Hopkins Symptom Checklist(HSCL-37A) – Congo

Information about Measure
First Name Cindy
Last Name Mels
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Affiliation Department of Orthopedagogics, Ghent University
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Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37A (HSCL-37A) – Congo
Mental health condition assessed Common Mental Health Disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Childhood or Adolescence and Young Adults
Age range (age – age) 13-21
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Congolese French and Swahili
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? 13 secondary schools in the Ituri district
Development procedures Culturally adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha 0.91
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])
Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Mels, C., Derluyn, I., Broekaert, E., & Rosseel, Y. (2009). Community-based cross-cultural adaptation of mental health measures in emergency settings: Validating the IES-R and HSCL-37A in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45(9), 899-910. doi:10.1007/s00127-009-0128-z
Notes when administering the tool The instrument may be self-administered or verbally administered by a trained research assistant, depending upon the age and other characteristics of the study population. In the original development of this tool, a more rigorous translation procedure was adopted for the Congolese French version than for the Swahili version, though most students in the publication sample completed the Swahili HSCL-37A. The HSCL-37A items range on a likert scale and all items should be summed with equal weight to calculate a participant’s total score.