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Protocol - Broad Psychopathology - Child

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This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a parent or teacher report instrument that consists of 25 Likert-style questions that screen children for positive and negative attributes. There are different versions of the questionnaires for ages 3-4 years, 4-10 years, and 11-17 years. The questionnaire for ages 11-17 years is provided as a self-report but is also available for interviewer administration. Scoring information is also available.

Protocol:

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) consists of 25 questions divided into five question scales that assess emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity/inattention, peer relationship problems, and prosocial behavior. For each question, the respondent answers "Not True," "Somewhat True," or "Certainly True."

Scoring Instructions

Responses from 20 of the 25 items are added together to generate a total difficulties score. Detailed information on scoring can be found in Goodman et al. (1998).

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is a copyrighted instrument so an electronic copy cannot be provided in the Toolkit. Downloadable versions and scoring instructions are available from the [link[www.sdqinfo.com|www.sdqinfo.com]] website.

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Specific Instructions:

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a copyrighted instrument, so an electronic copy cannot be provided. Paper copies of the questionnaire can, however, be downloaded from the website and subsequently copied free of charge by researchers affiliated with nonprofit organizations that do not charge families for assessments.

The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is included as a child protocol for two measures, General Psychiatric Assessment and Broad Psychopathology. Therefore, adding both of these measures to "MyToolkit" will result in selecting the same child protocol (SDQ) twice.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

May 12, 2010

Definition

A questionnaire to briefly assess mental health domains that are important across psychiatric conditions.

Purpose

This measure can be used to help identify psychiatric conditions for further follow-up and help to guide treatment and prognosis.

Selection Rationale

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was vetted against several other psychological assessment tools for children. It was chosen because it is well established for a wide age range (3-17 years) and has been used successfully to assess psychological disorders with parents and teachers reporting for young children (under 11 years of age) and with youth through self-report.

Language

Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Gallego, German, Greek, Gujarti, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Khmer, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Welsh

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Psychopathology Child Broad Questionnaire Assessment Score5067115CDE Browser

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Goodman, R. (1997). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A research note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581-586.

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is a copyrighted instrument so an electronic copy cannot be provided in the Toolkit. Downloadable versions and scoring instructions are available from the www.sdqinfo.com website.

General References

Goodman, R. (2001). Psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 1337-1345.

Goodman, R., Meltzer, H., & Bailey, V. (1998). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A pilot study on the validity of the self-report version. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 125-130.

Protocol ID:

610202

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