The use of the SDQ with Chinese adolescents in the clinical context

Mellor, David, Cheng, Wenhong, McCabe, Marita, Ling, Mathew, Liu, Yi, Zhao, Zhimin, Fan, Juan, You, Meina, Zhang, Fang, Sun, Jinhua, Byrne, Linda and Xu, Yifeng 2016, The use of the SDQ with Chinese adolescents in the clinical context, Psychiatry research, vol. 246, pp. 520-526, doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.034.

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Title The use of the SDQ with Chinese adolescents in the clinical context
Author(s) Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Cheng, Wenhong
McCabe, Marita
Ling, MathewORCID iD for Ling, Mathew
Liu, Yi
Zhao, Zhimin
Fan, Juan
You, Meina
Zhang, Fang
Sun, Jinhua
Byrne, LindaORCID iD for Byrne, Linda
Xu, Yifeng
Journal name Psychiatry research
Volume number 246
Start page 520
End page 526
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Clare, Ireland
Publication date 2016-12-30
ISSN 0165-1781
Keyword(s) strengths and difficulties questionnaire
clinical context
psychometric properties
Summary This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire when it was applied to a sample of 443 outpatients in China. Included in the sample were 88 adolescents diagnosed with depression, 96 with schizophrenia, 98 with generalized anxiety, 70 with OCD, and 91 with ADHD. Each patient and one of their parents completed the SDQ at intake. Confirmatory Factor Analyses provided limited support for the proposed five factor structure of the scale over other models. Internal reliabilities of the subscales for both self and parent report were weak, and inter-rater agreement between self- and parent-report was moderate. The specificity and sensitivity for the Total Difficulties scores were weak. Overall, these findings suggest that the use of the SDQ in clinical samples in China may be limited.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.034
Field of Research 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier Ireland
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