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Table 4 Step 2 Criterion Validity

From: Adaptation and testing of psychosocial assessment instruments for cross-cultural use: an example from the Thailand Burma border

  Total sample (N = 158) Total males (N = 82) Total females (N = 76)
  Score range max-min Casesa(median) Non-casesa(median) Difference (p-value)b Casesa(median) Non-casesa(median) Difference (p-value)b Casesa(median) Non-casesa(median) Difference (p-value)b
All depression symptoms score (median) 0-62 12 14 -2 (0.41) 10.5 14 -3.5 (0.36) 17 15 2 (0.87)
All trauma symptoms score, median 0-93 16 16 0 (0.47) 14.5 16 -1.5 (0.3) 19 17 2 (0.93)
  1. a‘Cases’ refers to participants who were said by a key informant familiar with their history to have the problem. ‘Non-Cases’ refers to survivors who were said by such a key informant to NOT have the problem.
  2. b p value for the statistical significance of the difference in scale scores by caseness, based on mean comparison T-tests.