Validation of a Chinese version of the short form of Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ-30).


BACKGROUND:This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the short form of Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ-30), which is an effective tool to assess metacognitive beliefs that have been linked to mental disturbance/disorder. We also tested whether metacognition factors would correlate with Internet gaming disorder (IGD) tendency. METHODS:Six hundred and eighty Chinese university students (Mean age=19.72, SD=1.38; 31.9% male) voluntarily completed an anonymous online questionnaire. Using standard translation procedures, the MCQ-30 items were translated from English into Chinese language and then back-translated. Depression, anxiety, and IGD tendency were assessed by validated scales. RESULTS:Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) results supported the five-factor structure of the MCQ-30, with satisfactory model fit and good reliability. Criterion-related validity was also supported by significant positive correlations between the five factors and depression/anxiety symptoms. All of the five metacognition factors were also significantly correlated with IGD tendency, with positive beliefs about worry and cognitive confidence being the most salient factor after controlling for gender and age. LIMITATIONS:This study did not examine the test-retest reliability of this scale, and the generalizability of the findings to other age groups remains unclear. CONCLUSIONS:This study showed satisfactory psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the MCQ-30 and is the first to demonstrate a positive association between specific metacognition factors and IGD tendency among Chinese people. The latter finding supports an application of metacognitive therapy to the treatment of behavioral addictions, including IGD.


J Affect Disord


Zhang MX,Lei LSM,Wells A,Dang L,Wu AMS




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  • Parsing cyclothymic disorder and other specified bipolar spectrum disorders in youth.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Most studies of pediatric bipolar disorder (BP) combine youth who have manic symptoms, but do not meet criteria for BP I/II, into one "not otherwise specified" (NOS) group. Consequently, little is known about how youth with cyclothymic disorder (CycD) differ from youth with BP NOS. The objective of this study...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Van Meter A,Goldstein BI,Goldstein TR,Yen S,Hower H,Strober M,Merranko JA,Gill MK,Diler RS,Axelson D,Ryan ND,Keller MB,Birmaher B

    更新日期:2018-10-01 00:00:00

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement of hippocampal volume in posttraumatic stress disorder: a meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Studies in animals showed that the hippocampus, a brain area involved in learning and memory, is sensitive to stress. Although several MRI studies showed smaller hippocampal volume in adults with chronic PTSD, others did not show significant differences from controls. These studies are typified by small samp...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Kitayama N,Vaccarino V,Kutner M,Weiss P,Bremner JD

    更新日期:2005-09-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of suicidal behaviors in patients with major depressive disorder in China: A comprehensive meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Suicidal behaviors are common in major depressive disorder (MDD) and contribute significantly to premature death. The objective of this meta-analysis is to estimate the pooled prevalence of suicidal behaviors in patients with MDD in China. METHODS:The relevant databases in English (PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Dong M,Wang SB,Li Y,Xu DD,Ungvari GS,Ng CH,Chow IHI,Xiang YT

    更新日期:2018-01-01 00:00:00

  • A comparative cross-cultural study of the prevalence of late life depression in low and middle income countries.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Current estimates of the prevalence of depression in later life mostly arise from studies carried out in Europe, North America and Asia. In this study we aimed to measure the prevalence of depression using a standardised method in a number of low and middle income countries (LMIC). METHODS:A one-phase cross...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guerra M,Prina AM,Ferri CP,Acosta D,Gallardo S,Huang Y,Jacob KS,Jimenez-Velazquez IZ,Llibre Rodriguez JJ,Liu Z,Salas A,Sosa AL,Williams JD,Uwakwe R,Prince M

    更新日期:2016-01-15 00:00:00

  • A longitudinal analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and their relationship with Fear and Anxious-Misery disorders: implications for DSM-V.

    abstract::This paper examined the hypothesis that PTSD-unique symptom clusters of re-experiencing, active avoidance and hyperarousal were more related to the fear/phobic disorders, while shared PTSD symptoms of dysphoria were more closely related to Anxious-Misery disorders (MDD/GAD). Confirmatory factor and correlation analyse...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forbes D,Parslow R,Creamer M,O'Donnell M,Bryant R,McFarlane A,Silove D,Shalev A

    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

  • Pre-loss symptoms related to risk of complicated grief in caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients.

    abstract:PURPOSE:A number of studies have underlined a 10-20% prevalence of complicated grief (CG) among caregivers of cancer patients. The study aimed at examining the relationship between pre-loss criteria for CG and post-loss diagnosis of CG and at evaluating the validity and factor structure of a predictive tool, the Invent...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nanni MG,Biancosino B,Grassi L

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • The temporal electrocortical profile of emotive facial processing in depressed males and females and healthy controls.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Previous work indicates that emotive processing, such as of facial expressions, may be altered in major depressive disorder (MDD). Individuals with MDD tend to exhibit a mood-congruent processing bias, though MDD may also be characterized by blunted emotive processing in general. Females tend to exhibit enha...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jaworska N,Blier P,Fusee W,Knott V

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • Children with euthymic bipolar disorder during an emotional go/nogo task: Insights into the neural circuits of cognitive-emotional regulation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), manifested by alternating episodes of depression and mania, is more likely to relapse than adult BD and develop into chronic BD. Although it can be asymptomatic during the remission of PBD, subtle changes in the brain neural response can still exist. Abnormal activities in t...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Xiao Q,Wu Z,Jiao Q,Zhong Y,Zhang Y,Lu G

    更新日期:2020-12-30 00:00:00

  • Psychological distress profiles in expectant mothers: What is the association with pregnancy-related and relational variables?

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Research has progressively focused on antenatal psychological disease of expectant mothers, showing that anxiety and depression as well as fear of childbirth occur frequently during pregnancy. Some studies have investigated the connection between anxiety, depression, and fear of childbirth with contrasting...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Molgora S,Fenaroli V,Saita E

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • One year clinical and psychosocial outcomes of early-onset chronic depression.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Results from short-term treatment studies have demonstrated the efficacy of antidepressant medications for outpatients with early-onset chronic depression. However, scant data exists regarding the long-term outcome of these patients treated for this disorder. METHODS:The author conducted a one-year naturali...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Agosti V

    更新日期:1999-07-01 00:00:00

  • Women's reproductive related disorders (RRDs).

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In some but not all women, periods of hormonal change may be associated with diversified physical, mental and cognitive symptoms that may be severe enough to warrant treatment. These reproductive-life periods include pregnancy, post-partum, the premenstrual and perimenopausal periods. CONCLUSIONS:Disorders ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Halbreich U

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of depressive symptoms on the evolution of neuropsychological functions over the course of adolescence.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Comprehensive understanding of the association between depression and neuropsychological functioning over the course of adolescence requires developmentally sensitive assessment through longitudinal data. The aim of current study is to examine the concurrent and subsequent effects of depressive symptoms on...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Afzali MH,Oleary-Barrett M,Séguin JR,Conrod P

    更新日期:2018-03-15 00:00:00

  • Pilot trial of home-administered transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of depression.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, neuromodulation approach with promising efficacy for treating depression. To date, tDCS has been limited to clinical or research centre settings with treatment administered by staff. The aim of this study is to examine the efficacy, tolerabili...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Alonzo A,Fong J,Ball N,Martin D,Chand N,Loo C

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

  • The performance of DSM-III-R major depression criteria in the diagnosis of bipolar mixed states.

    abstract::Two hundred thirty-seven (237) manic patients diagnosed by DSM-III-R criteria as either purely manic (204) or mixed bipolar (33) were reviewed for analysis of the diagnostic performance of the DSM-III-R criteria required to diagnose the mixed bipolar state. We calculated the sensitivity, specificity, positive predicti...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cassidy F,Murry E,Forest K,Carroll BJ

    更新日期:1997-10-01 00:00:00

  • Psychometric assessment of the Correa-Barrick Postpartum Depression Scale.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Empirical evidence has suggested an association between mood and color sensitivity. The purpose of this study is to report on the psychometric properties of a new postpartum depression rating scale while at the same time showing a correlation between depression severity and impaired color sensitivity. MET...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barrick C,Kent V,Crusse E,Taylor D

    更新日期:2012-12-10 00:00:00

  • A longitudinal study of Latino and non-Hispanic mothers' and fathers' depressive symptoms and its association with parent-child communication.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Roughly 8% of the U.S. population report moderate or severe depression for two or more weeks and Latinos (3.7%) report higher rates of severe depression compared to non-Hispanic whites (2.6%) (Pratt and Brody, 2014). As the Latino population continues to grow in the U.S., there is little research on the mani...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: De Luca SM,Yueqi Y,DiCorcia D,Padilla Y

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • The cortisol suppressing effect of dexamethasone and oxazepam in depressed patients; significance of spontaneous levels and interindividual distribution.

    abstract::In 72 hospitalized depressed patients afternoon plasma cortisol (15.00-15.20) was measured in three ways: spontaneous (n = 72), 16 h after administration of 2 mg dexamethasone (n = 71) and 2 h after administration of 45 mg oxazepam (n = 28) or 60 mg oxazepam (n = 37). When cortisol values were log-transformed the hist...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Christensen P,Gram LF,Lolk A,Kragh-Sørensen P

    更新日期:1987-11-01 00:00:00

  • TrkB gene expression and DNA methylation state in Wernicke area does not associate with suicidal behavior.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Alterations of DNA methylation and expression of suicide-related genes occurring in specific brain's areas have been associated to suicidal behavior. In the BDNF pathway, TrkB gene in frontal cortex and hippocampus, and BDNF gene in Wernicke area have been found hypermethylated and down-regulated in suicide ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Keller S,Sarchiapone M,Zarrilli F,Tomaiuolo R,Carli V,Angrisano T,Videtic A,Amato F,Pero R,di Giannantonio M,Iosue M,Lembo F,Castaldo G,Chiariotti L

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • Recovery trajectories for long-term health-related quality of life following a road traffic crash injury: Results from the UQ SuPPORT study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Diminished physical and mental health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a common consequence of road traffic crash (RTC) injury. This study aimed to (a) determine the probable recovery trajectories in physical and mental HRQoL; (b) examine the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on HRQoL scores w...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kenardy J,Heron-Delaney M,Hendrikz J,Warren J,Edmed SL,Brown E

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Reduced vascular endothelial growth factor levels in the cerebrospinal fluid in patients with treatment resistant major depression and the effects of electroconvulsive therapy-A pilot study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Several lines of evidence are pointing towards an involvement of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the pathophysiology of depression. There are studies analyzing blood levels of VEGF in patients with depression compared to controls, but a data on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of VEGF in pat...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kranaster L,Blennow K,Zetterberg H,Sartorius A

    更新日期:2019-06-15 00:00:00

  • Figure drawing and psychomotor retardation: preliminary report.

    abstract::Psychomotor retardation, a general slowing of activity which is one of the central characteristics of depression, was investigated by measuring reaction time and movement duration in drawing tasks. Twenty depressive patients and 20 normal controls participated in two tasks in which either simple or more complex figure...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van Hoof JJ,Hulstijn W,van Mier H,Pagen M

    更新日期:1993-12-01 00:00:00

  • Prognostic factors in major depression: a long-term follow-up study of 323 patients.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Optimal long-term treatment of major depression should assess the background factors affecting remission and recurrent episodes. The duration and number of previous depressive episodes has been shown to be important for recurrence. This long-term prospective study of patients with major depression assessed t...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Riise T,Lund A

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • Mechanisms of action and clinical characteristics of three atypical antidepressants: venlafaxine, nefazodone, bupropion.

    abstract::Tricyclic antidepressants have multiple sites of pharmacological actions which are responsible for their tolerability and toxicological problems as well as their efficacy. That fact has prompted the search for antidepressants with fewer sites of action. That search resulted in the serotonin selective reuptake inhibito...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Horst WD,Preskorn SH

    更新日期:1998-12-01 00:00:00

  • Body dysmorphic disorder in outpatients with major depression.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing and impairing preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance, with depression as its most frequent comorbid condition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of BDD in a cohort of consecutive outpatients with typical and atypical majo...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nierenberg AA,Phillips KA,Petersen TJ,Kelly KE,Alpert JE,Worthington JJ,Tedlow JR,Rosenbaum JF,Fava M

    更新日期:2002-05-01 00:00:00

  • Determinants of occupational and residential functioning in bipolar disorder.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Bipolar disorder is associated with reduced rates of employment and residential independence. The influence of cognitive impairment and affective symptoms on these functional attainments has received little previous attention and is the focus of this study. METHOD:A total of 229 adult outpatients with bipol...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Depp CA,Mausbach BT,Bowie C,Wolyniec P,Thornquist MH,Luke JR,McGrath JA,Pulver AE,Harvey PD,Patterson TL

    更新日期:2012-02-01 00:00:00

  • Offspring of parents with recurrent depression: which features of parent depression index risk for offspring psychopathology?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Parental depression is associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorder in offspring, although outcomes vary. At present relatively little is known about how differences in episode timing, severity, and course of recurrent depression relate to risk in children. The aim of this study was to consider ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mars B,Collishaw S,Smith D,Thapar A,Potter R,Sellers R,Harold GT,Craddock N,Rice F,Thapar A

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • Personality disorders and suicide attempts in unipolar and bipolar mood disorders.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Comorbid personality disorders may predispose patients with mood disorders to suicide attempts (SAs), but factors mediating this effect are not well known. METHODS:Altogether 597 patients from three prospective cohort studies (Vantaa Depression Study, Jorvi Bipolar Study, and Vantaa Primary Care Depression ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jylhä P,Rosenström T,Mantere O,Suominen K,Melartin T,Vuorilehto M,Holma M,Riihimäki K,Oquendo MA,Keltikangas-Järvinen L,Isometsä ET

    更新日期:2016-01-15 00:00:00

  • Trait impulsivity in patients with mood disorders.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Impulsivity is a key component of the manic behavior of bipolar disorder and is reported to occur in bipolar patients as a stable characteristic, i.e. a trait. Nevertheless, impulsivity has not been widely studied in depressed bipolar patients. We assessed impulsivity in depressed and euthymic bipolar and un...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Peluso MA,Hatch JP,Glahn DC,Monkul ES,Sanches M,Najt P,Bowden CL,Barratt ES,Soares JC

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

  • Momentary changes in the cardiovascular autonomic system during mental loading in patients with panic disorder: a new physiological index "rho(max)".

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Although panic disorder (PD) is suggestive of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, especially in the cardiovascular autonomic system (CAS), the results in many previous studies are still controversial. Using a new physiological index which could well reflect emotional reaction to visual stimuli (Yoshizawa, ...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shioiri T,Kojima M,Hosoki T,Kitamura H,Tanaka A,Bando T,Someya T

    更新日期:2004-11-01 00:00:00

  • Psychometric properties of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale supplemented with DSM-5 Mixed subtype questionnaire in Chinese patients with mood disorders.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:With the modification of DSM-5 mixed features specifier, a brief scale to screen mixed features in patients with mood disorders is needed in clinical practice. This study aimed to explore the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale supplemented with DS...

    journal_title:Journal of affective disorders

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Du YL,Hu JB,Huang TT,Lai JB,Ng CH,Zhang WH,Li C,Xu ZY,Zhou HT,Ruan LM,Xu Y,Hu SH

    更新日期:2021-01-15 00:00:00