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Determine the psychometric properties by Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) among military forces
J Anisi, SH Babaei, M Barani, H Mohammadlo, F Ebrahimi
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran , shirzadbabaei@gmail.com
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Background: In order to promote the mental health of military personnel, it is essential to use devices to diagnose mental disorders at correct time. This study was conducted among the staff of a military unit to determine psychometric properties by Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R).

Materials and methods: The present study is a descriptive-correlative research. A sample of 1430 personnel of a military unit were randomly selected and then were studied according to factors such as sex, age, education, work experience, and family history of psychiatric disorders. The survey tools were SCL-90-R and Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory (MMPI).

Results: There was a high range of Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for test subscales (0.75 to 0.92). Also, this coefficient for Global Symptoms Index (GSI) was equal to 0.98. The correlation coefficients of SCL-90-R subscales were statistically significant with MMPI ones.

Conclusion: Psychological tests, especially in the field of military forces have a great importance. Given the validity of SCL-90-R in military personnel, it can be used in the mental health planning of military staff.

Keywords: Psychological Tests, Military Personnel, Mental Health, Questionnaire
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Military Psychiatry
Received: 2015/08/22 | Accepted: 2016/04/23 | Published: 2016/04/23
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anisi J, babaei S, barani M, mohammadlo H, ebrahimi F. Determine the psychometric properties by Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) among military forces . EBNESINA 2016; 17 (4) :13-18
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