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Validation of the Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale for Adults in South Korea

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Department of Psychology, Daegu University, Gyeongsan, Korea

Alpha Psychiatry 2022; 23: 230-234
DOI: 10.5152/alphapsychiatry.2022.21823
Read: 54 Downloads: 20 Published: 04 August 2022

Background: The Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale measures the cognitive, affective, and behavioral features of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 somatic symptom disorder. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale in a community sample of Korean adults.

Methods: The sample included 349 Korean adults (71.6% female (n=250); mean age, 22.6 SD=4.8). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was performed for construct validity, Pearson r correlations were used to assess convergent validity, and internal consistency was calculated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficients and item-total correlation.

Results: Findings of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the Korean version of the Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale had a modified unifactorial structure. Indices of convergent validity, test–retest reliability, and internal consistency reliability of the Korean version of the Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale were acceptable.

Conclusions: These results suggest that the Korean version of the Somatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale is suitable for assessing the cognitive, affective, and behavioral features of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 somatic symptom disorder in Korean adults in community settings.

Cite this article as: Lim Y-J. Validation of the somatic symptom disorder-B criteria scale for adults in south korea. Alpha Psychiatry. 2022;23(5):230-234.

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