Volume 16, Issue 1 (4-2010)                   IJPCP 2010, 16(1): 65-73 | Back to browse issues page

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Mohammadi A, Amiri M. Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale: Psychometric Properties and Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Persian Version. IJPCP. 2010; 16 (1) :65-73
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-920-en.html
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Objectives: The present study was carried out in order to validate the Persian version of Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (BADS) the students population. Method:  370 students of Tehran and Meshed’s (in North-East of Tehran) Ferdowsi Universities completed BADS and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess validity. Also, Pearson correlation test was used for concurrent validity within BADS and DASS subscales. Results: Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the fitness of structural factor of BADS. Furthermore, a negative significant correlation with the activation subscale and a positive significant correlation of avoidance/mental rumination, education/job deterioration, and social harm with depression, anxiety and stress subscales was found, which indicates a favorable concurrent validity for this scale. Conclusion: This study confirmed the four-factors twenty five-items structure of BADS. The four factors of this scale (i.e. Activation, Avoidant/ Rumination, Work/ School Impairment and Social Impairment) were confirmed.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2010/04/4

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