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Transcultural adaption and validation of the Spanish version of the Bipolar Depression Rating Scale (BDRS-S).
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PMID:  25451403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The Bipolar Depression Rating Scale (BDRS) arguably better captures symptoms in bipolar depression especially depressive mixed states than traditional unipolar depression rating scales. The psychometric properties of the Spanish adapted version, BDRS-S, are reported.
METHODS: The BDRS was translated into Spanish by two independent psychiatrists fluent in English and Spanish. After its back-translation into English, the BDRS-S was administered to 69 DSMI-IV bipolar I and II patients who were recruited from two Spanish psychiatric hospitals. The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) were concurrently administered. 42 patients were reviewed via video by four psychiatrists blind to the psychopathological status of those patients. In order to assess the BDRS-S intra-rater or test-retest validity, 22 subjects were assessed by the same investigator performing two evaluations within five days.
RESULTS: The BDRS-S had a good internal consistency (Cronbach׳s α=0.870). We observed strong correlations between the BDRS-S and the HDRS (r=0.874) and MADRS (r=0.854) and also between the mixed symptom cluster score of the BDRS-S and the YMRS (r=0.803). Exploratory factor analysis revealed a three factor solution: psychological depressive symptoms cluster, somatic depressive symptoms cluster and mixed symptoms cluster.
LIMITATIONS: A relatively small sample size for a 20-item scale.
CONCLUSIONS: The BDRS-S provides solid psychometric performance and in particular captures depressive or mixed symptoms in Spanish bipolar patients.
Salvador Sarró; Mercè Madre; Paloma Fernández-Corcuera; Marc Valentí; José M Goikolea; Edith Pomarol-Clotet; Michael Berk; Benedikt L Amann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of affective disorders     Volume:  172C     ISSN:  1573-2517     ISO Abbreviation:  J Affect Disord     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906073     Medline TA:  J Affect Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  110-115     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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