Assessment

Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children, 10-item version (CES-DC-10Sy)

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The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children, 10-item version (CES-DC-10Sy) is a 10-item questionnaire designed to screen for symptoms of depression. 

For more information on this measure, please contact Fiona McEwen at f.mcewen@qmul.ac.uk.

 

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Evidence Snapshot

Summary
In testing, CES-DC had good evidence of internal consistency. However, the selected cut-off score resulted in low specificity and a high rate of false positives. If used in a clinical setting, a second stage of screening or assessment would be required to discriminate true from false positives. If used for epidemiological research, further work is required to establish a cut-off that is likely to yield a more accurate prevalence estimate in this context.
Where
Lebanon
Sample
1006 Syrian students and caregivers

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Screening
About what?
Mental Health
How?
Paper/Pencil format
Respondant
Child, Parent
By what method?
Survey, Observation

Resource Info

Published

Published by

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Médecins du Monde (MdM)

Authored by

Fiona S. McEwen, Tania Bosqui, Vanessa Kyrillos, Patricia Moghames, Nicolas Chehade, Cassandra Popham, Paul Bolton, Dahlia Saab, Georges E. Karam, Elie G. Karam, Michael Pluess

Topic(s)

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Social and Emotional Learning

Use:

Screening, Basic research

Resource Category:

Mental Health