Research Article

Translation, adaptation and validation of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale in Urdu

Waqar Husain* and Amir Gulzar

Published: 25 February, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 001-004

The current study was carried out to translate, adapt and validate Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale in Urdu language and in Pakistani culture. The current translation was aimed to produce a more user friendly and clinically applied version of DASS. The systematic procedure involved in translation focused on maximizing levels of semantic and conceptual equivalence. A test re-test pilot study was conducted on 30 participants to analyze the translated version initially, the results of which determined a significant positive correlation between original and translated versions. The main study involved 300 conveniently selected Pakistanis. The findings revealed that the translated version titled U-DASS-42 was highly reliable and valid in Pakistani culture. The newly developed U-DASS-42 is attached with this paper for the convenience of Pakistani researchers.

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Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Scale; Urdu


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