Psychometric properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): systematic review

Poon, L.Y.J., Tsang, H.W.H., Chan, T.Y.J., Man, S.W.T., Ng, L.Y., Wong, Y.L.E., Lin, C.-Y., Chien, C.-W., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, Pontes, H.M. and Pakpour, A.H., 2021. Psychometric properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (10): e26821. ISSN 1439-4456

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Abstract

Background: The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) is among the best with regard to its psychometric properties. Therefore, clinical psychologists are likely guided to use the IGDS9-SF if they want to assess or screen the disordered gaming in their practice. However, the information, especially psychometric evidence, concerning the IGDS9-SF has not been fully examined and summarized.

Objective: This systematic review evaluated the psychometric properties of different language versions of the IGDS9-SF and assessed its methodological quality in order to improve the clinicians’ understanding of the IGDS9-SF and facilitate its use.

Methods: Systematic literature searches were carried out using Embase, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science. The review included English-language studies of any research design that have reported at least one psychometric property of the IGDS9-SF, as defined by the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement INstrument (COSMIN), and have aimed at testing the psychometric properties of the IGDS9-SF.

Results: In total, 21 studies comprising 15 language versions of the IGDS9-SF were included. Overall, the IGDS9-SF showed adequate internal consistency (although some items did not have satisfactory item-total correlation [IT]), excellent criterion validity, and the ability to distinguish different subgroups with measurement invariance being supported across gender and age. In terms of factor structure, the IGDS9-SF was shown to have a unidimensional factor structure across all 21 studies.

Conclusions: Although there is insufficient evidence regarding the responsiveness and properties of the IGDS9-SF using item response theory, the existing evidence supports its use in assessing disordered gaming among individuals.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Creators: Poon, L.Y.J., Tsang, H.W.H., Chan, T.Y.J., Man, S.W.T., Ng, L.Y., Wong, Y.L.E., Lin, C.-Y., Chien, C.-W., Griffiths, M.D., Pontes, H.M. and Pakpour, A.H.
Publisher: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Date: 18 October 2021
Volume: 23
Number: 10
ISSN: 1439-4456
Identifiers:
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10.2196/26821DOI
1480369Other
Rights: ©Lok Y J Poon, Hector W H Tsang, Tsan Y J Chan, Sze W T Man, Lok Y Ng, Yi L E Wong, Chung-Ying Lin, Chi-Wen Chien, Mark D Griffiths, Halley M Pontes, Amir H Pakpour. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (https://www.jmir.org), 18.10.2021. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on https://www.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 20 Oct 2021 15:36
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 15:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44482

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