Implementing the semi-structured interview Kiddie-SADS-PL into an in-patient adolescent clinical setting: impact on frequency of diagnoses. The K-SADS is a semi-structured diagnostic interview designed to assess current and past episodes of psychopathology in children and adolescents according. The K-SADS-III-R is compatible with DSM-III-R criteria. This version of the SADS provides 31 diagnoses within affective disorders (including depression, bipolar.

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Significant differences in Kiddie mean T-scores were observed between disordered and non-disordered children. However, divergent validity was only partially supported in this highly comorbid inpatient sample.

Because children with high values on behavior problem scales have a high probability of being classified as a case by a psychiatrist [ 9 ], we hypothesize that CBCL scores will be correlated to K-SADS-PL results.

All children provided oral consent and assent to participate. Initial reliability sadd validity data”.

Correspondence between statistically derived behavior problem syndromes and child psychiatric diagnoses in a community sample. Results Study participants included 26 girls mean age Research tools and methods should not be imported from one country to another without careful analysis of the influence and effect of cultural factors on kiddue reliability and validity.

Problems of translation in cross-cultural research. Association between different diagnostic approaches for child and adolescent psychopathology. Breadcrumb menu Home News.

In that sample, Extensive field-testing helped find adequate wording understandable by children and low-educated parents. The different adaptations of the K-SADS were written by different researchers and are used to saxs for many affective and psychotic disorders.

Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. Valid diagnostic instruments are fundamental to accurately kddie children in need of specialized mental health treatment, and to establish health policies based on the prevalence of mental disorders in different child and adolescent populations.


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One of the most significant contributions to the field by Department of Psychiatry investigators is the development and testing of diagnostic tools for research and clinical practice.

That sample included 80 psychiatric outpatients with a variety of disorders, and 11 controls with no past or current psychiatric disorders.

Structured diagnostic interviews for children and adolescents: A total of 25 subscales were included in calculations. Discussion Child mental health research conducted with valid and reliable standardized methods of assessment contributes to data reliability, and increases the possibility of adequate cross-cultural comparisons.

Anxiety disorders included social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobias, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Many versions of the test, including the translated versions, are not available as PDF’s online. The first version of the K-SADS differed from other tests on children because it relied on answers to interview questions rather than observances during games and interactions. Unpublished manuscript, Nova University. However, this limitation is minimized by the fact that not only professionals but parents themselves were sources of referral in the current study, resulting in a heterogeneous sample of children with the presence of children without disorders and clinical cases of different severity levels.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

Higher mean externalizing T-scores were also observed in children positive in one or more disruptive diagnostic areas in the clinician screen interview compared to children negative in these investigated areas according to the clinician From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Assessment of children and adolescents can present unique challenges.

The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics. If a primary symptom is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that disorder will not be queried. Child psychiatry in developing countries. However, this version specifically expands the mania section in order to be more applicable to pre-pubertal mania.


Kappa coefficients for affective, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive disorders were equal to or greater than.

Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL)

Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and inter-rater reliability” PDF. This study provides a substantial additional amount of convergent-divergent validity data related to this extensively used diagnostic instrument.

Evaluation of the revised Ontario Child Health Study scales. Its development occurred under rigorous methodological requirements regarding translation, back-translation, cultural adaptation and study of psychometric properties [ 8 ].

K-SADS-PL – Kiddie-Sads-Present and Lifetime Version

Table 4 Pearson correlation r: Self-fulfillment must be restricted to samples in which all informants completed at least grade eight. Both authors planned the study, participated in data analysis, data interpretation, drafting and critical review of this manuscript, and have read and approved the final manuscript.

This is especially true for anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders including ADHD. Archives of General Psychiatry. Test-retest reliability of the schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia for school-age children, present episode version”.

The internal consistency and concurrent validity of a Spanish translation of the Child Behavior Checklist. Clinical psychology tests Schizophrenia Psychiatric instruments: Trained clinicians or clinical researchers administer the assessment to both the child and the parent, which each provide their own separate score for each item P and Cand the kiddle score encompasses the sum of all of the items S.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Diagnostic Assessment in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Back-translation for cross-cultural research.