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Title: The validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the biological rhythms interview of assessment in neuropsychiatry in the community: A large Chinese college student population
Issue Date: 2024
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2024, vol. 15, article no. 1344850.
Journal: Frontiers in Psychiatry 
Abstract: Objective: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the biological rhythms interview of assessment in neuropsychiatry (C-BRIAN) in a group of young adults with and without depressive symptoms. Methods: Three hundred and seventy-eight university students were recruited as participants. Based on the scores from Center for Epidemiological Survey Depression Scale (CES-D), students were divided into the depressed group and healthy group. Explorative factor analysis was applied to assess the construct validity of the C-BRIAN. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and CES-D were compared with the C-BRIAN to test the convergent validity. The internal consistency of the C-BRIAN was also examined. Results: Three factors were extracted (activities, eating patterns, and sleep factors) explaining 63.9% of the total variance. The internal consistencies were very good with a coefficient of 0.94 (overall) and 0.89–0.91 for three factors. The domains of activities, eating patterns, and sleep were moderately correlated with PSQI (r=0.579) and CES-D (r=0.559) (ps<0.01). Conclusion: Our findings suggest that C-BRIAN has good validity and reliability which can be used to assess the biological rhythm in the young adult population with depressive symptoms. C-BRIAN would be a reliable tool to detect depressive symptoms for timely prevention and intervention in the community.
Description: Open access
Type: Peer Reviewed Journal Article
ISSN: 1664-0640
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1344850
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