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Assessing Anxiety among Adolescents in Hong Kong: Psychometric Properties and Validity of the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) in an Epidemiological Community Sample

Departmental Research Seminar

Presented by: 

Dr. SUEN Yi Nam

Chaired by:

Dr. HUI Lai Ming, Christy


23 June 2022


6:30 am


7:05 am


J2 Seminar Room, 2/F Block J, QMH (Face-to-face and Zoom)


This study aims to assess the psychometric characteristics and diagnostic validity of the Chinese version of Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7-item version (GAD-7) in a large epidemiological sample of young people in Hong Kong. The psychometric properties, construct validity, criterion validity, concurrent validity, and goodness of fit of a unidimensional model were examined. Given that anxiety is one of the most commonly reported mental health complaints among adolescents, a statistically sound and easy-to-use assessment instrument is of the utmost importance. Yet the validation of the GAD-7 in Asia is still very limited. We believe our study can make a significant contribution to the literature through a more comprehensive examination using a representative epidemiological sample of adolescents in Hong Kong.


Registration Link: Please click into the below link for registration (face-to-face or zoom)as follow:

Deadline for registration is 23 June 2022 at 12:00 noon.

Zoom link of the seminar will be automatically sent to registered email address after registration.

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