Use of the Persian language version of the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ) in depressed Iranian women.

Vandad Sharifi, Ramin Mojtabai, Habibollah Ghassemzadeh, Narges Karamghadiri, Narges Ebrahimkhani

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Abstract

This study examined the clinical validity of a Persian language version of the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire (ATQ-Persian). We hypothesized that patients with major depression can be clearly distinguished from non-patient members of general population regarding both frequency of negative thoughts (ATQ-F) and degree of belief in these thoughts (ATQ-B). To test this hypothesis, we used discriminant function analysis in a group of 30 female patients with major depression and 30 female non-patient volunteers. ATQ-F and ATQ-B discriminated the large majority of depressed patients from non-patient volunteers and were correlated with the severity of depression as measured by scores on the Beck Depression Inventory-second edition. The data provide preliminary evidence for clinical validity and utility of ATQ-Persian. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E35-38
JournalDepression and anxiety
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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