The two papers contained in this working paper are concerned with the validation of social capital and adult mental health measures in Vietnam. The social capital measure (the Short A-SCAT) has been tested for reliability in Colombia (outside the realm of YL research) and has been tested for validity in the Peruvian component of the YL project. The adult mental health measure (SRQ20) has been tested for validity and reliability in over 20 developing countries (including India, Ethiopia and Peru - the other three YL countries) but has not been previously used or tested in Vietnam. Future validation studies will include an assessment of the child mental health measure (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire - SDQ), which YL has used across the four countries involved in the study.
Tran Tuan, Harpham, T., Nguyen Thu Huong, De Silva, M., Van Thi Thuy Huong, Tran Thap Long, Nguyen Thi Van Ha, Dewitt, D., Working Paper 12. Measuring Social Capital and Mental Health in Vietnam: A Validity Study, 2005, London, UK; Save the Children UK, 34 pp.