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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Support Center Support Center. In the study of Kaufman et al. For example, mood symptoms are more challenging to evaluate in children than in adults.

However, even those eight children were not asymptomatic since sub-threshold scores were obtained in two to kiddiie items from the clinician’s screening interview. If a primary symptom w is endorsed, further questions will be asked to determine whether diagnostic criteria are met. J Child Psychol Psychiat. Different diagnostic iiddie in child and adolescent psychiatry have been developed in English but valid translations of instruments to other languages are still scarce especially in developing countries, limiting the comparison of child mental health data across different cultures.

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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 scales’ raw scores were transformed into T-scores, which were used as continuous variables in the analysis. University of Vermont; However, divergent validity was only partially supported in this highly comorbid inpatient sample.


In that sample, The investigators are now in the process of creating a computerized version of the instrument.

Its development occurred under rigorous methodological requirements regarding translation, back-translation, cultural adaptation and study of psychometric properties [ 8 ].

If the probe is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that particular disorder will not be queried. A total of 29 studies met the review inclusion criteria, but only a study conducted in Korea [ 28 ] applied the K-SADS-PL as a source of comparison diagnosis. Assessment of children and adolescents can present unique challenges. Classifying psychiatric disorders after traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injury in children: Structured diagnostic interviews for children and adolescents: The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics.

This version rephrased the SADS to make the wording of the questionnaire pertain to a younger age group.

Assessment of Childhood Disorders 4th ed. However, further research needs to address the external validity of the instrument in community-based samples of different regions of Brazil.

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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Initial reliability and validity data”. First, a screening instrument is applied to the kifdie sample to identify suspected cases, and second, a diagnostic instrument is applied to all positive children a smaller number and to a representative sample of negative children a bigger number.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia

The K-SADS is a semi-structured interview to measure current and past symptoms of mood, anxiety, psychotic, and disruptive behavior disorders in children ages years old. This study provides a substantial additional amount of convergent-divergent validity data related to this extensively used diagnostic instrument. It also includes a section on multiple other DSM-IV diagnoses, and examines both present and lifetime symptoms as well as symptom onset and offset items.


Received Mar 8; Accepted Oct Background Reliable epidemiological data on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents, risk and protective factors, comorbidity, and service utilization is highly relevant for service planning and health policy decisions in any country [ 1 – 4 ].

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. Back-translation for cross-cultural research. In addition, scientific tools need to be further developed to allow valid international comparisons that will help in understanding the commonalities and differences in the nature of mental disorders and their management across different cultures [ 6 ].

In addition, learning about childhood disorders outside the English-language sphere of influence is very important for establishing service-delivery needs in those regions. Published online Oct Retrieved from kiddif https: Validity studies of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children K-SADS interview are modest in number given the international acceptance and sars use of this instrument in epidemiological and treatment research.