Psychometric properties of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders (SCARED)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163641
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric properties of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders (SCARED)
Author(s):
Hsu, Yu-Yun; Kim, Yookyung; Dorn, Lorah D.
Author Details:
Yu-Yun Hsu, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: yuhst12@pitt.edu; Yookyung Kim; Lorah D. Dorn
Abstract:
Purpose: To examine reliability, validity, and operating characteristics of both child (SCARED-C) and parent (SCARED-P) versions in three diagnostic groups; those with anxiety disorders (AD), recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), or healthy comparison children (HCC). Since the SCARED is a new instrument for assessing anxiety symptoms for children, little known about the psychometric properties of the child and parent versions. Framework: The overall study examined biological and psychological aspects of RAP and AD subjects. A framework which focuses on reactivity of the stress system was utilized (Chrousos & Gold, 1992). Reactivity has been linked to affective disorders. Methods: A convenience sample 43 children, ages 8 to 16 years, participated in this study. Internal consistency reliability was examined using Cronbach's Alpha coefficients. ANOVA and mutitrait-multimethod matrix were used to examine discriminant and convergent validity of the SCARED-C and the SCARED-P. Pearson correlation was used to examine concurrent validity. Operating characteristics of the SCARED-C and the SCARED-P, including sensitivity and specificity in predicting different diagnostic group membership, were assessed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Results and Conclusions: The SCARED-C and the SCARED-P had excellent internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's Alpha > .94). Both scales had good discriminant validity in that they differentiated AD from HCC (F=5.25, p=.01 for the SCARED-C and F =20.04, p< .005 for the SCARED-P). Neither the SCARED-C nor the SCARED-P could discriminate AD from RAP. Convergent validity of the SCARED-C and SCARED-P were supported by monotrait-heteromethod matrix (r =.37; p< .05). Concurrent validity of the both SCARED forms with the anxious/depressed subscale of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was supported (r=.36; p< .05 for the SCARED-C and r=.84; p< .005 for SCARED-P). A cutoff point of 25 on the SCARED-C and of 18 on the SCARED-P contributed to the optimal levels of sensitivity and specificity ranging from .77 to .86. Implications: The results indicated that the SCARED-C and SCARED-P are reliable and valid measures of anxiety symptoms for children. Different cut points for optimal levels of sensitivity and specificity between the parent reports and the child reports indicated that the SCARED functions differently in child and parent groups.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders (SCARED)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Yu-Yunen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Yookyungen_US
dc.contributor.authorDorn, Lorah D.en_US
dc.author.detailsYu-Yun Hsu, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: yuhst12@pitt.edu; Yookyung Kim; Lorah D. Dornen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163641-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine reliability, validity, and operating characteristics of both child (SCARED-C) and parent (SCARED-P) versions in three diagnostic groups; those with anxiety disorders (AD), recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), or healthy comparison children (HCC). Since the SCARED is a new instrument for assessing anxiety symptoms for children, little known about the psychometric properties of the child and parent versions. Framework: The overall study examined biological and psychological aspects of RAP and AD subjects. A framework which focuses on reactivity of the stress system was utilized (Chrousos & Gold, 1992). Reactivity has been linked to affective disorders. Methods: A convenience sample 43 children, ages 8 to 16 years, participated in this study. Internal consistency reliability was examined using Cronbach's Alpha coefficients. ANOVA and mutitrait-multimethod matrix were used to examine discriminant and convergent validity of the SCARED-C and the SCARED-P. Pearson correlation was used to examine concurrent validity. Operating characteristics of the SCARED-C and the SCARED-P, including sensitivity and specificity in predicting different diagnostic group membership, were assessed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Results and Conclusions: The SCARED-C and the SCARED-P had excellent internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's Alpha > .94). Both scales had good discriminant validity in that they differentiated AD from HCC (F=5.25, p=.01 for the SCARED-C and F =20.04, p< .005 for the SCARED-P). Neither the SCARED-C nor the SCARED-P could discriminate AD from RAP. Convergent validity of the SCARED-C and SCARED-P were supported by monotrait-heteromethod matrix (r =.37; p< .05). Concurrent validity of the both SCARED forms with the anxious/depressed subscale of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was supported (r=.36; p< .05 for the SCARED-C and r=.84; p< .005 for SCARED-P). A cutoff point of 25 on the SCARED-C and of 18 on the SCARED-P contributed to the optimal levels of sensitivity and specificity ranging from .77 to .86. Implications: The results indicated that the SCARED-C and SCARED-P are reliable and valid measures of anxiety symptoms for children. Different cut points for optimal levels of sensitivity and specificity between the parent reports and the child reports indicated that the SCARED functions differently in child and parent groups.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:11:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:11:10Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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