versión ISSN 1727-8120
In the province of Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, a mixed-design research was carried out to determine the validity and reliability of a diagnosis instrument that identifies neurotic disorders in adult patients, from the psychological dimension. The possible diagnosing guidelines were identified and assessed by experts, using the Delphi method to determine the content validity. A proposal of the instrument was completed using Likert scale to later proceed with the pilot test. Results were processed and correlations among items were calculated using Spearman’s Rho formula. Results also included all of the items in the final version of the instrument applied to 209 patients. The internal or construct validity was once again calculated and similar results were obtained, as well as its reliability using Crombach’s Alpha.
Palabras llave : NEUROTIC DISORDERS; DIAGNOSIS; VALIDATION STUDIES.