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Psychometric attributes of the DISC Predictive Scales

Esther Cubo; Sara Saez Velasco; Vanesa Delgado Benito; Vanesa Ausin Villaverde; Jose Maria Trejo Gabriel and Galan; Asuncion Martin Santidrian; Jesus Macarron Vicente; Jose Cordero Guevara; Elan D. Louis; Julian Benito Leon

Title:
Psychometric attributes of the DISC Predictive Scales
Author(s):
Cubo, Esther; Velasco, Sara Saez; Benito, Vanesa Delgado; Villaverde, Vanesa Ausin; Gabriel and Galan, Jose Maria Trejo; Santidrian, Asuncion Martin; Vicente, Jesus Macarron; Guevara, Jose Cordero; Louis, Elan D.; Leon, Julian Benito
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Volume:
6
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Book/Journal Title:
Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health
Abstract:
Introduction: This study was designed to evaluate the psychometric attributes and screening efficiency of a Spanish version of the Children Predictive Scales (DPS) against the Spanish Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV). Method: This pilot cross-sectional study included 61 children aged 9 to 14 years in a mainstream school. The following psychometric attributes were analyzed: acceptability, scale assumptions, internal consistency, and precision, as well the predictive validity (AUC). Results: The scale did not show ceiling or floor effects (6.4%, 1.3%, respectively). The internal consistency was high (α±=0.92), and the standard error of measurement was adequate (SEM=1.54). The overall DPS AUC was 0.72 against DISC IV corresponding diagnosis. Conclusion: The Spanish version of the DPS-4.32 seems to be a reliable and precise tool for screening mental health disorders in a school-age population.
Subject(s):
Mental health, Neurosciences
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1745017901006010086
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