Liberian Distress Screener

Information about Measure
First Name Katrin
Last Name Fabian
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Affiliation Department of Global Health, University of Washington
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Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Liberian Distress Screener
Mental health condition assessed Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Scale includes 11 unique Liberian idioms of distress
Lifestage of interest Adult (General)
Age range (age – age) 19-81
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Liberia
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Liberian English
Clinical or community sample? Community
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)?
Development procedures Locally developed
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha
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 Fabian, K., Fannoh, J., Washington, G. G., Geninyan, W. B., Nyachienga, B., Cyrus, G., & Hallowanger, J. (2018). ‘‘My Heart Die in Me’’: Idioms of Distress and the Development of a Screening Tool for Mental Suffering in Southeast Liberia. Cultural Medical Psychiatry, (42), 684-703.
Notes when administering the tool The tool may be filled out by participants or administered verbally. Total scores are generated by summing each item with equal weight. More extensive work evaluating the screener is anticipated by its authors.