Health Questionnaire-4 among Hong Kong young adults in 2021: Associations with meaning in life and suicidal ideation

Frontiers in Psychiatry 14:1138755 (2023)
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Abstract

Conclusion: The present results support adequate psychometric properties in terms of factorial validity, reliability, convergent validity, and measurement invariance for the PHQ-4 in young adults in Hong Kong. The PHQ-4 demonstrated a substantial mediating role in the relationship between meaning in life and SI in the distress group. These findings support clinical relevance for using the PHQ-4 as a brief and valid measure of psychological distress in the Chinese context.

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