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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In addition, when the study sample includes low-educated mothers, the CBCL should be applied by a trained interviewer who may be a lay person. Koddie investigators are now in the process of creating a computerized version of the instrument. Scores of 0 indicate no information is kuddie scores of 1 suggest the symptom is not present; scores of 2 indicate sub-threshold presentation and scores of 3 indicate threshold presentation of symptoms.

Received Mar 8; Accepted Oct Classifying psychiatric disorders after traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injury in children: Affective disorders included depressive disorders, dysthymia, mania, hypomania, and bipolar disorder.

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. This is especially true for anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders including ADHD. This strategy favors the study feasibility, but if the screening and the diagnostic instruments do not have convergent validity, the quality of data collected may be compromised.


Structured diagnostic interviews for children and adolescents: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. For example, mood symptoms are more challenging to evaluate in children than in adults.

In validity studies involving the use of instruments to evaluate child psychopathology, child psychiatric diagnoses obtained from structured or semi-structured interviews have been compared to behavior checklists’ scores based on parental information [ 19 ].

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Evaluation of the revised Ontario Child Health Study scales.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia K-SADS is a semi-structured interview aimed at early diagnosis of affective disorders such as depressionbipolar disorderand anxiety disorder.

Breadcrumb menu Home News. The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics. 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 kidide 1 – 4 ].

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Extensive field-testing helped find adequate wording understandable by children and low-educated parents. 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.

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Assessment of children and adolescents can present unique challenges. Most versions of the K-SADS also include “probes”, if these are endorsed, another diagnostic category will be reviewed. The tool examines both past and current sade, focusing on the most severe past episode and the most current episode.

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

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January Learn how and when to remove this template message. A systematic review of the literature assessed the screening efficiency of CBCL in community and clinical samples using published data [ 31 ]. Back-translation for cross-cultural research.

Because sources of referral include health professionals, schools, social services, and parents themselves, the group of children scheduled for first appointment is heterogeneous in terms of psychopathology, including children without disorders and clinical cases of different severity levels.

Kappa coefficients for affective, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive disorders were equal to or greater than. Clinical psychology tests Schizophrenia Psychiatric instruments: In that sample, In our sample, kidfie only non-significant p value.