Validation of the Portuguese DSM-IV-MR-J

Calado, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-2906-7279, Alexandre, J. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2016. Validation of the Portuguese DSM-IV-MR-J. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14 (6), pp. 1096-1106. ISSN 1557-1874

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Youth problem gambling is viewed as an emergent public health issue in many countries, and is also an emerging area of public concern in Portugal. However, there is currently no Portuguese instrument that focuses specifically on the measurement of problem gambling
among young people. Consequently, the present study aimed to validate the DSM-IV-MR-J for use among Portuguese adolescents and to examine its’ psychometric properties. A cross-cultural adaption of this instrument to the Portuguese language was performed using the translation and back translation method. The final version of the instrument was administered to 753 Portuguese high school and first year college students. The findings revealed an acceptable internal reliability and replicated the one-factor structure of this scale. Based on these findings, the Portuguese DSMIV-MR-J appears to be a valid and reliable instrument, and provides a much needed psychometric tool for the development of more research on youth gambling in Portugal.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Calado, F., Alexandre, J. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Date: December 2016
Volume: 14
Number: 6
ISSN: 1557-1874
Rights: © The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 02 Nov 2016 15:01
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 14:53

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