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ERIC Number: EJ935130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
Multimethod, Multi-Informant Agreement, and Positive Predictive Value in the Identification of Child Anxiety Disorders Using the SCAS and ADIS-C
Brown-Jacobsen, Amy M.; Wallace, Dustin P.; Whiteside, Stephen P. H.
Assessment, v18 n3 p382-392 Sep 2011
The current study sought to provide practical information for the clinical use of child and parent reports of child anxiety symptoms by investigating agreement between parent, child, and clinician as well as the predictive value of this information. Examining 88 anxious children and their parents, the study compared agreement by correlating parent and child responses on the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS); comparing parent and child responses to clinician data operationalized through continuous and dichotomous variables from the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children; and examining the relative clinical utility of parent and child reports on the SCAS in terms of positive and negative predictive value. Results indicated that parent and child agreement on the SCAS was moderate to high for most anxiety disorder symptoms and that both were generally consistent with clinician impressions. Moreover, both child and parent provided unique information to the diagnostic process. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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