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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Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. The internal consistency and concurrent validity of a Spanish translation of the Child Behavior Checklist. In our sample, the only non-significant p value.

This page was last edited on 28 Augustat It is important to highlight that non-disordered children according to K-SADS-PL final diagnoses included not only asymptomatic children but also sub-threshold children.

Although our sample can be considered small, it is compatible with sample sizes of other validity studies regarding psychiatric interview schedules for children and adolescents [ 25 ]. This is the first study conducted in Brazil to sadx the convergent validity of a psychiatric diagnostic interview for children and adolescents Brazilian version of K-SADS-PL by comparison with a parental screening instrument for child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems that is internationally recognized by its quality and usefulness CBCL.

Both convergent and divergent validity of the depression diagnoses were assessed against 11 standard self-report or parent-report rating scales, all of which had kidde translated, adapted and in most cases validated in Iceland.

Only eight out of 20 children with no K-SADS-PL final diagnoses were also negative in all 20 diagnostic areas of the clinician’s screening interview.

Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Unpublished manuscript, Nova University.

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In addition, the lack of children from the general population in the study sample to increase the number of non-disordered children is a study limitation that must be recognized, since study results could have varied as a consequence of sample composition. A current episode of disorder refers to the period of maximum severity within the episode symptom free period not greater than two months. Each item is rated on a rating scale. In Iran, Ghanizadeh et al.


This original version assesses symptoms that have occurred in the most current episode within the week preceding the interviewas well as symptoms that have occurred within the last 12 months. Authors’ contributions 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. 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.

Most versions of the K-SADS also include “probes” or examples of questions that elicit symptom information. According to Kasius et al. In Mash, Eric J. 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 kiddis in these investigated areas according to the clinician 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.

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.

One limitation of the K-SADS is that it requires extensive training to give properly, including observation techniques, score calibration, and re-checks to test inter-rater reliability. The first version of the K-SADS differed from other tests on children because it sadw on answers to interview questions rather than observances during games and interactions. Affective disorders included depressive disorders, dysthymia, mania, hypomania, and bipolar disorder.


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 ]. The results are somewhat mixed and limited, particularly for adolescent depression.

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

Retrieved from ” https: However, there is need for greater attention to the development of epidemiological assessment tools to suit local conditions [ 5 ]. In addition, when the study sample sds low-educated mothers, the CBCL should be applied by a trained interviewer who may be a lay person.

Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and inter-rater reliability” PDF. Kiddje total of 25 subscales were included in calculations. If the probe is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that particular disorder will not be queried.

Clinicians must be aware of the importance of using their best clinical judgment when integrating information from children and caregivers, and of taking into account familial and socio-cultural factors when interpreting informant answers. The objective of this study was to assess the convergent-divergent validity of the screen criteria and depression diagnoses major depressive episode generated with the diagnostic interview Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime Version K-SADS-PL.