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    Psychometric properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): systematic review

    Poon, L.Y.J. and Tsang, H.W.H. and Chan, T.Y.J. and Man, S.W.T. and Ng, L.Y. and Wong, Y.L.E. and Lin, C.-Y. and Chien, C.-W. and Griffiths, M.D. and Pontes, Halley and Pakpour, A.H. (2021) Psychometric properties of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF): systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 23 (10), e26821. ISSN 2291-9694.

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    Background: The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) is among the best with regard to its psychometric properties. Therefore, clinical psychologists are likely guided to use the IGDS9-SF if they want to assess or screen the disordered gaming in their practice. However, the information, especially psychometric evidence, concerning the IGDS9-SF has not been fully examined and summarized. Objective: This systematic review evaluated the psychometric properties of different language versions of the IGDS9-SF and assessed its methodological quality in order to improve the clinicians’ understanding of the IGDS9-SF and facilitate its use. Methods: Systematic literature searches were carried out using Embase, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science. The review included English-language studies of any research design that have reported at least one psychometric property of the IGDS9-SF, as defined by the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health status Measurement INstrument (COSMIN), and have aimed at testing the psychometric properties of the IGDS9-SF. Results: In total, 21 studies comprising 15 language versions of the IGDS9-SF were included. Overall, the IGDS9-SF showed adequate internal consistency (although some items did not have satisfactory item-total correlation [IT]), excellent criterion validity, and the ability to distinguish different subgroups with measurement invariance being supported across gender and age. In terms of factor structure, the IGDS9-SF was shown to have a unidimensional factor structure across all 21 studies. Conclusions: Although there is insufficient evidence regarding the responsiveness and properties of the IGDS9-SF using item response theory, the existing evidence supports its use in assessing disordered gaming among individuals.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Halley Pontes
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 16:07
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:19


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