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 that sample, Versions of the K-SADS are semi-structured interviews administered by health care providers or highly trained clinical researchers, which gives more flexibility to the interviewer about how to phrase and probe items, while still covering a consistent set of disorders.

Positive diagnostic areas according ssds parent or clinician screen interviewand final DSM-IV diagnoses.

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

However, this tool does not rate symptom severity; it should only be used to assess presence or absence of symptomatology. In our sample, the only non-significant p value. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. The same was noted for the group of children with one or more positive diagnostic areas in the clinician screen interview compared to subjects with negative clinician screen results mean T-scores: Regarding child psychopathology research, it is important for every country to have screening and diagnostic instruments that show convergent validity.

In order to reduce costs of large sass studies, child mental health evaluation is usually performed in two consecutive phases.

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

Participants were 86 consecutively admitted inpatients aged years and their parents. Unlike other assessment instruments for children, it relies on answers to interview questions rather than only observations during games and interactions.

Epidemiology and child psychiatry: If the probe is not endorsed, additional symptoms for that particular disorder will not be queried. All scales’ raw scores were transformed into T-scores, which were used as continuous variables in the analysis. The greater degree of clinical judgment required has also made the K-SADS less suitable for large epidemiological kidsie, which usually need to use interviewers with little prior clinical experience.


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

Extensive field-testing helped find adequate wording understandable by children and low-educated parents. Received Mar 8; Accepted Oct Because children with high values on behavior problem scales kideie 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. Self-fulfillment must be koddie to samples in which all informants completed at least grade eight. 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.

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. This version of the K-SADS introduced screening questions, which, if negative, allowed skipping the remaining diagnostic probes. Severity based on number of diagnostic criteria met had a generally substantial correlation with the rating scales. Support Center Support Center.

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. Significant relations between CBCL data and results from different diagnostic interviews in child and adolescent psychiatry has long been reported [ 91120 – 23 ], suggesting a substantial convergence between two different approaches used to assess child psychopathology.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

Structured diagnostic szds for children and adolescents: 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.

The investigators are now in the process of creating a computerized version of the instrument.

Kappa coefficients for affective, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive disorders were equal to or greater than. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Clinical skills on the part of interviewers depend on acquired knowledge about child development and psychopathology. 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.


The skip-out kidrie in the screen interview specify which sections of the supplements, if any, should be completed. Study participants included 26 girls mean age A systematic review of the literature assessed the screening efficiency of CBCL in community and clinical samples using published data [ 31 ]. In Mash, Eric J.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia

University of Vermont; Is it possible to carry out high-quality epidemiological research in psychiatry with limited resources? Archives of General Psychiatry. 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 been translated, adapted and in most cases validated in Iceland.

Scores of 0 suggest no information is available; scores of 1 suggest the symptom is not present at all; scores of 2 suggest the symptom is slightly present; scores of 3 suggest the symptom is mildly severe; scores of 4 suggest the symptom is moderately severe; scores of 5 suggest the symptom is severe; and scores of 6 suggest the symptom is extremely severe.

This page was last edited on 28 Augustat The K-SADS is used to measure previous and current symptoms of affective, anxiety, psychotic, and disruptive behavior disorders.

The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics. Evaluation of the revised Ontario Child Health Study scales.