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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Clinical skills on the part of interviewers depend on acquired knowledge about child development and psychopathology. Extensive field-testing helped find adequate wording understandable by children and low-educated parents.

That sample included 96 psychiatric outpatients and 13 normal controls. 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.

This section does not cite any sources. Table 4 Pearson correlation r: One limitation of the K-SADS is that it requires extensive training to give sadz, including observation techniques, score calibration, and re-checks to test inter-rater reliability. 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.

Based on kappa statistics, consensual validity of threshold and sub-threshold diagnoses were good to excellent for ADHD, fair for tic and oppositional defiant disorder, and poor to fair for anxiety and depressive disorders.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia – Wikipedia

Is it possible to carry out high-quality epidemiological research in psychiatry with limited resources? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Association between different diagnostic approaches for child and adolescent psychopathology.


The authors are also grateful to all study participants and their families, and all research team members for their valuable collaboration.

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.

Convergence between statistically derived behavior problem syndromes and child psychiatric diagnoses.

This version rephrased the SADS to make the wording of the questionnaire pertain to a younger age group. This is especially true for anxiety disorders and disruptive behavior disorders including ADHD.

Pre-publication history The pre-publication history for this paper can be accessed here: Different diagnostic interviews in child and adolescent psychiatry kiddue 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.

Classifying psychiatric disorders after traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injury in children: The translation and adaptation of diagnostic instruments for cross-cultural use; pp.

Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia

Research tools and methods should not be imported from one country to another without careful analysis of the influence and effect of cultural factors on their reliability and validity. In our sample, the only non-significant p value.

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. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 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.

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

Evaluation of the revised Ontario Child Health Study scales. That sample included 80 psychiatric outpatients with a variety of disorders, and 11 controls with no past or current psychiatric disorders.


Epidemiology of childhood disorders in a cross-cultural context. Unlike other assessment instruments for children, it relies on answers to interview questions rather than only observations during games and interactions.

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. Self-fulfillment must be restricted to samples in which all informants completed at least grade eight. 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.

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 ].

Diagnostic structured interviews in child and adolescent’s psychiatry [In French] Encephale. The authors reported good to excellent validity of diagnoses based on kappa statistics.

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

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Just one screening item from determined diagnostic area achieving the threshold indicates the need of further ikddie with complementary items from the same diagnostic area that are included in the related supplement.

When seeing how closely our measure of child psychopathology K-SADS-PL is related to other measures of the same construct to which it should be related CBCL consists in the assessment of convergent validity [ 10 ].

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