Cultural validation of the structured clinical interview for diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders in Indigenous Australians

Toombs, Maree and Nasir, Bushra and Kisely, Steve and Ranmuthugala, Geetha and Gill, Neeraj S. and Beccaria, Gavin and Hayman, Noel and Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Srinivas N. and Nicholson, Geoffrey C. (2019) Cultural validation of the structured clinical interview for diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders in Indigenous Australians. Australasian Psychiatry, 27 (4). pp. 362-365. ISSN 1039-8562


Abstract

Objective: This study determined the cultural appropriateness of the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) as an acceptable tool for diagnosing mental illness among Indigenous people.
Methods: De-identified qualitative feedback from participants and psychologists regarding the cultural appropriate- ness of the SCID-I for Indigenous people using open-ended anonymous questionnaires was gathered. Aboriginal Medial Service staff and Indigenous Support Workers participated in a focus group.
Results: A total of 95.6% of participants felt comfortable during the 498 questionnaires completed. Psychologists also provided qualitative feedback for 502 (92.3%) interviews, of whom 40.4% established a good rapport with participants. Of the participants, 77.7% understood the SCID-I questions well, while 72.5% did not require any cultural allowances to reach a clinical diagnosis.
Conclusion: When administered by a culturally safe trained psychologist, SCID-I is well tolerated in this group.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 01:58
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 01:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous; SCID-I; mental health; cultural appropriateness; validation
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1039856219852289
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37198

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