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

Psychometric attributes of the DISC Predictive Scales
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
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Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health
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.
Mental health
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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, 2010, Psychometric attributes of the DISC Predictive Scales, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:9797.

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