Validity and Reliability of Youth Anxiety Measure for DSM-5 in Iranian Non-Clinical Children and Adolescents

Mina Ivaki*, Hamid Poursharifi, Abbas Bakhshipour, W. Simon, Reza Moloodi

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Abstract

The present study aimed to explore the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Youth Anxiety Measure for DSM-5 (YAM-5). Two groups of non-clinical children and adolescents were recruited. The first group (n = 520) was recruited via 4 schools of Tehran, Iran, and only completed the YAM-5. The second group (n = 557) was recruited via 4 schools of Tabriz, Iran. In addition to the YAM-5, they completed another anxiety scale and a depression scale. The exploratory factor analysis of data of the first group revealed a five factor model similar to the original model of the scale. The confimatory factor analysis showed that the five factor model fit with the data of second group. Also, the convergent validity was supported. The current findings, thus, provide support for validity and reliability of Persian version of the YAM-5 in a nonclinical sample of children and adolescents in Iran.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218–1225
Number of pages8
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Youth anxiety measure for DSM-5
  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • Iran
  • Children
  • PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES
  • DEPRESSION
  • DISORDERS
  • SCALE
  • YAM-5
  • COMORBIDITY
  • SYMPTOMS

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