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ERIC Number: ED463480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 15
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Multiple-Stage Screening for the Identification of Depression among Adolescents.
Ettelson, Rebecca; Laurent, Jeff
Multiple-stage screening is discussed in the context of the prevention literature. Earlier multiple-stage screening studies are presented to illustrate different goals and methods employed. A multiple-stage screening procedure is described for the identification of depression among high school students. Students in grades 9-12 (N=862) completed a three-stage screening procedure. During the first and second stages, students completed a paper-and-pencil self-report measure (Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire); the third stage involved a computer-administered clinical interview with the student. Logistical issues regarding implementing a multiple-stage screening procedure in schools are presented. The implications of cut-off scores, the comorbodity of anxiety and depression, and other issues regarding the implementation of multiple-stage screening are discussed. The presentation provides a potentially cost efficient, relatively easily implemented technique developed to identify depressed adolescents that can be applied to other emotional and behavioral concerns. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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