Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in East Asia

Frederick T L Leong, Sumie Okazaki, Jinkook Tak

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Abstract

This article provides a critical review of the literature on research with self-report measures of depression and anxiety in East Asia. Three trends are noteworthy. First, research on depression and anxiety in East Asia has relied heavily on the use of a limited number of translated instruments. Second, available research suggests that the Asian language versions of these instruments are reliable and valid for use with Asian populations. Third, some subpopulations in East Asia have been studied extensively with respect to depression and anxiety, but there are many regions of Asia where little research literature is available outside of those published in native language journals. The review concludes with recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-305
Number of pages16
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in East Asia. / Leong, Frederick T L; Okazaki, Sumie; Tak, Jinkook.

In: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 15, No. 3, 09.2003, p. 290-305.

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Leong, Frederick T L ; Okazaki, Sumie ; Tak, Jinkook. / Assessment of Depression and Anxiety in East Asia. In: Psychological Assessment. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 290-305.
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