Psychometric attributes of the DISC predictive scales

Esther Cubo, Sara Sáez Velasco, Vanesa Delgado Benito, Vanesa Ausín Villaverde, José María Trejo Gabriel, Galán, Asunción Martín Santidrián, Jesús Macarrón Vicente, José Cordero Guevara, Elan D. Louis, Julián Benito-León

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Abstract

Introduction: This study was designed to evaluate the psychometric attributes and screening efficiency of a Spanish version of the Children Predictive Scales (DPS) against the Spanish Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC-IV). Method: This pilot cross-sectional study included 61 children aged 9 to 14 years in a mainstream school. The following psychometric attributes were analyzed: acceptability, scale assumptions, internal consistency, and precision, as well the predictive validity (AUC). Results: The scale did not show ceiling or floor effects (6.4%, 1.3%, respectively). The internal consistency was high (a=0.92), and the standard error of measurement was adequate (SEM=1.54). The overall DPS AUC was 0.72 against DISC IV corresponding diagnosis. Conclusion: The Spanish version of the DPS-4.32 seems to be a reliable and precise tool for screening mental health disorders in a school-age population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DPS
  • Psychometric attributes
  • Screening
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Cubo, E., Velasco, S. S., Benito, V. D., Villaverde, V. A., Gabriel, J. M. T., Galán, Santidrián, A. M., Vicente, J. M., Guevara, J. C., Louis, E. D., & Benito-León, J. (2010). Psychometric attributes of the DISC predictive scales. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health, 6, 86-93. https://doi.org/10.2174/1745017901006010086