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ERIC Number: EJ950925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Test-Retest Reliability of the Chinese Version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Version 4 (DISC-IV)
Ho, Ting-Pong; Leung, Patrick Wing-leung; Lee, Chi-chiu; Tang, Chun-pan; Hung, Se-fong; Kwong, Shi-leung; Lucas, Christopher P.; Lieh-Mak, Felice; Shaffer, David
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v46 n10 p1135-1138 Oct 2005
Background: Despite the huge youth population, there is a lack of psychiatric diagnostic instruments with reported psychometric properties in Chinese. This study reports the development of the Chinese version of DISC-IV and examines its test-retest reliability. Method: Seventy-eight parents and 79 youths (mean age 13.1 years) attending child psychiatric clinics were interviewed twice using the Chinese DISC-IV (Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-IV) about 22 days apart. Results: The kappa coefficients were good to excellent for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) (both youth (Y) and parent (P) versions), major depressive disorder (MDD) (P), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (P); fair for anxiety disorder (P), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) (P, Y), MDD (Y); but poor for anxiety disorder (Y) and ADHD (Y). Parent informants had better test-retest reliability than youth informants. Conclusions: The Chinese DISC-IV had comparable test-retest reliability with the original English version.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children