The Farsi version of the Hypomania Check-List 32 (HCL-32): Applicability and indication of a four-factorial solution

Haghighi, M. and Bajoghli, H. and Angst, J. and Holsboer-Trachsler, E. and Brand, S. (2011) The Farsi version of the Hypomania Check-List 32 (HCL-32): Applicability and indication of a four-factorial solution. BMC Psychiatry, 11.

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Background: Data from the Iranian population for hypomania core symptom clusters are lacking. The aim of the present study was therefore to apply the Farsi version of the Hypomania-Check-List 32 (HCL-32), and to explore its factorial structure.Methods: A total of 163 Iranian out-patients took part in the study; 61 suffered from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and 102 suffered from Bipolar Disorders (BP). Participants completed the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) and the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32). Exploratory factor analyses were used to examine the properties of the HCL-32. A ROC-curve analysis was performed to calculate sensitivity and specificity.Results: The HCL-32 differentiated between patients with MDD and with BP. Psychometric properties were satisfactory: sensitivity: 73; specificity: 91. MDQ and HCL-32 did correlate highly. No differences were found between patients suffering from BP I and BP II.Discussion: Instead of the two-factorial structure of the HCL-32 reported previously, the present pattern of factorial results suggest a distinction between four factors: two broadly positive dimensions of hypomania ("physically and mentally active"; "positive social interactions") and two rather negative dimensions ("risky behavior and substance use"; "difficulties in social interaction and impatience").Conclusion: The Farsi version of the HCL-32 proved to be applicable, and therefore easy to introduce within a clinical context. The pattern of results suggests a four factorial solution. © 2011 Haghighi et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; bipolar disorder; checklist; correlation analysis; factorial design; female; high risk behavior; human; hypomania check list 32; Iran; major clinical study; major depression; male; outpatient; psychometry; questionnaire; sensitivity and specificity; social interaction; substance abuse; bipolar disorder; checklist; comparative study; differential diagnosis; ethnic group; ethnology; factorial analysis; language; major depression; psychological aspect; questionnaire; self report; statistics, Adult; Bipolar Disorder; Checklist; Depressive Disorder, Major; Diagnosis, Differential; Ethnic Groups; Factor Analysis, Statistical; Female; Humans; Iran; Language; Male; Psychometrics; Questionnaires; Self Report; Sensitivity and Specificity
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2019 07:12
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