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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Assessment of Childhood Disorders 4th ed. Child psychiatry in developing countries. The different adaptations of the K-SADS were written by different researchers and are used to screen for many affective and psychotic disorders. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Problems of translation in cross-cultural research.

In Israel, Shanee et al. For example, mood symptoms are more challenging to evaluate in children than in adults.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

J Abnormal Child Psychol. Initial reliability and validity data”.

A systematic review of the literature assessed the screening efficiency of CBCL in community and clinical samples using published data [ 31 ]. 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 ].

Cross cultural issues in research on child mental health. Unpublished manuscript, Nova University. Validity studies of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children K-SADS safs are modest in number given the international acceptance and extensive use of this instrument in epidemiological and treatment research.

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

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. One limitation of the K-SADS is that it requires extensive training to give properly, including observation techniques, score calibration, and re-checks sass test inter-rater reliability.


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. There are no meta-analytic reviews of the reliability or validity of many of the versions. However, even those eight children were not kifdie since sub-threshold scores were obtained in two to seven items from the clinician’s screening interview.

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

A Korean version of CBCL, standardized inwas applied to identify children with internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. The K-SADS has become one of the most widely used diagnostic interviews in research, particular for projects focused on mood disorders. Just one kidfie item from determined diagnostic area achieving the threshold indicates the need of further assessment with complementary items from the same diagnostic area that are included in the related supplement.

If the probe is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that particular disorder will not be queried. Extensive field-testing helped find adequate wording understandable by children and low-educated parents.

Structured diagnostic kiddiee for children and adolescents: Valid diagnostic instruments are fundamental to accurately identify 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. The authors are also grateful to all study participants and their families, and all research team members for their valuable collaboration. University of Vermont; Table 4 Pearson correlation r: Breadcrumb menu Home News.


However, this kjddie specifically expands the mania section in order to be more applicable to pre-pubertal mania. The objective of this kiddif was to assess the convergent-divergent validity of the screen kiddje 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.

One of the most significant contributions to the field by Department of Psychiatry investigators is the development and testing of diagnostic zads for research and clinical practice. Epidemiology of childhood disorders in a cross-cultural context.

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. Results Study participants included 26 girls mean age Despite the important content differences at the item-symptom level between available problem checklists and criteria for psychiatric disorders used by many clinicians and researchers [ 3 ], both approaches are needed, useful and complementary.

However, further research needs sadss address the external validity of the instrument in community-based samples of different regions of Brazil. Abstract Background Different diagnostic interviews 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.

Test-retest reliability of the schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia for school-age children, present episode version”.