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Spanish validation of the revised depression attitude questionnaire (R-daq)

Cherrez-Ojeda, I., Haddad, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-4822-5482, Paz, C. V. , Figueira, J. A. V., Roche, J. F., Román, C. O., Moré, S. I., Felix, M., Vanegas, E. & Efraín Alvarado-Villa, G. (2019). Spanish validation of the revised depression attitude questionnaire (R-daq). Psychology Research and Behavior Management, Volume, pp. 1051-1058. doi: 10.2147/prbm.s228249


Purpose: The aim of the study was to develop and validate a Spanish version of the Revised Depression Attitude Questionnaire (R-DAQ). Methods: The R-DAQ was used as a baseline for the study. It was translated and tested to ensure the instrument was appropriate for the target population. 537 Ecuadorian healthcare professionals completed the revised Spanish version of the R-DAQ (SR-DAQ). Statistical and exploratory factor analyses were performed to examine construct validity, internal consistency, readability and floor and ceiling effects. Results: Three factors were obtained: “Professional confidence in depression care”; “Therapeutic optimism about depression”; and “Generalist perspective about depression occurrence, recognition, and management”. The internal consistency of the SR-DAQ was determined by means of Cronbach’s α coefficient, with values ranging between 0.61–0.8. The correlations with the English version reflected adequate validity. The model explained 39% of the variance. Subsequent analysis with a sample restricted to those who had received training in depression produced a model that explained 42% of the variance. Conclusion: The SR-DAQ meets the psychometric requirements for measuring depression attitude in a Spanish-speaking population and shows adequate internal consistency and validity.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Cherrez-Ojeda et al. This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License.
Publisher Keywords: attitudes, depression, Latin America, psychometric properties, validation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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