Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire - Parent (SDQ-Parent) and Impact Supplement (SDQ-Parent-Impact)

​​ML guidance 2The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief screen for child psychiatric disorders designed for children aged 4-17, with subscales measuring emotional problems, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems, and prosocial behaviour. There is also an Impact Supplement that measures distress and impairment due to emotional and behavioural problems. The parent-report version was tested with parents of Syrian children aged 8-17 years old and living as refugees in Lebanon. The official Arabic version of the SDQ was used with no modifications for the target population (no modification of the SDQ is permitted).

Please see the technical working paper in English. If interested in using the measure, please visit the tool developer's website.

For more information, please contact Fiona McEwen at


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Resource Info


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


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


Basic research, Screening

Resource Category:

Mental Health