TITLE

The Adolescent Depression Rating Scale (ADRS): a validation study

AUTHOR(S)
Revah-Levy, Anne; Birmaher, Boris; Gasquet, Isabelle; Falissard, Bruno
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2007, Vol. 7, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: To examine the psychometric properties of the Adolescent Depression Rating Scale (ADRS), a new measure was specifically designed to evaluate adolescent depression. Methods: The 11-item clinician-report and 44-item self-report versions of the ADRS were developed from a qualitative phase involving interviews of experts and adolescents. These two instruments were then administered to 402 French speaking adolescents with and without depressive disorders. Item distribution, internal consistency, convergent validity, discriminant validity and factorial structure were assessed. Results: After reduction procedures, a 10-item clinician version and a 10-item self-report version were obtained. The ADRS demonstrated good internal consistency (alpha Cronbach coefficient >.70). It also discriminated better between adolescents with and without depression than the Hamilton Depressive Rating Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-13). Conclusion: The ADRS is a useful, short, clinician-report and self-report scale to evaluate adolescent depression. Further studies to replicate our findings and evaluate ADRS sensitivity to effects of treatment and psychometric properties in populations of adolescents with several psychiatric disorders are warranted.
ACCESSION #
29962919

 

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