The validity and reliability of the Persian version Test of Mobile phone Dependency (TMD)

Mohammadi, M. and Alavi, S.S. and Farokhzad, P. and Jannatifard, F. and Kalhori, S.M. and Sepahbodi, G. and Reisi, M.B. and Sajedi, S. and Farshchi, M. and Karami, R.K. and Kasvaee, V.H. and Sepasi, N. and Alavi, S.S. (2015) The validity and reliability of the Persian version Test of Mobile phone Dependency (TMD). Iranian Journal of Psychiatry, 10 (4). pp. 265-272.

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Objective: Despite the fact that the mobile phone has become a pervasive technology of our time, little research has been done on mobile dependency. A valid and reliable assessment instrument corresponding to the Persian culture is essential. This study aimed to describe the construction and validation of the Persian version of TMD (Test of Mobile phone Dependency) to assess the addictive use of mobile phone. Methods: This was a cross- sectional study, for which data were collected from 350 students who were studying at Tehran universities. Sampling method was quota sampling. The participants anonymously completed the demographic questionnaire, and CPDQ as a valid questionnaire and gold standard. Finally, clinical interview based on DSM-IV-TR was performed. To analyze the data, concurrent validity, factor analysis, internal consistency (Cronbacha), split half; test-retest and ROC Curve by SPSS18 Software were used. Results: As a result of the reliability analysis and factor analysis by principal component and Varimax rotation, three factors ("salient", "preoccupation" and "Spend a lot of time and money") for both male and female participants were extracted. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) of the CPDQ was.92 (Cronbach alpha of the factors is.88,.82, and.84, respectively). The test-retest correlation of the TMD was.56.The best cut offpoint for this questionnaire (TMD) is 38. Conclusion: The TMD proved to have an acceptable internal consistency with adequate factor models to assess the extent of problems caused by the "misuse" of the mobile phone in the Iranian society. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Persian version of the test was reliable and valid; however, further analysis is needed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; Article; assessment of humans; behavior disorder; Cellular Phone Dependency Questionnaire; Cronbach alpha coefficient; cross-sectional study; female; human; impulse control disorder; Likert scale; male; mobile phone; PMPUQ Questionnaire; sensitivity and specificity; Test of Mobile phone Dependency; test retest reliability; Text Message Dependency Scale
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of physiology
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 16:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 16:23

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