Validación de dos versiones cortas de la escala para depresión del Centro de Estudios Epidemiológicos en adolescentes colombianos

Translated title of the contribution: Validation of two short versions of the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale in Colombian adolescents

German Eduardo Rueda-Jaimes, Paul Anthony Camacho López, Andrés Mauricio Rangel-Martínez-Villalba

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Abstract

Objective: To establish the validity and reliability of a Brief and Ultra-short Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in adolescents. Design: Validation study. Setting: Secondary schools in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Participants: A total of 474 students were selected through a three stage process; 68 did not agree to participate ,8 were excluded and 8 did not complete the process. Main measurements: Adolescent students were evaluated with CES-D and the clinicalinterview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. The CES-D scale wasre-applied 3 to 28 days after the first application. The ten items and the three items with the highest correlation with total score were selected to construct a Brief scale and Ultra-short scale, respectively. Construct validity, criterion validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency were analyzed. Results: For the Brief CES-D Scale the Cronbach's alpha was 0.86 and Lin's coefficient was 0.77. The area under ROC curve was 0.83, with a sensitivity of 77.8%; specificity 74.1%. Two main factors were identified to explain the 55.81% variance. Forthe Ultra-short Scale the Cronbach's alpha was 0.76 and Lin's coefficient was 0.74. The area under ROC curve was 0.80, with a sensitivity of 75.56%; specificity 70.67%. One main factor was identified to explain the 68.19% of variance. Conclusions: The Brief and Ultra-Short CES-D Scale are as useful as the original scale for the screening of MDD in adolescents; Ultra-short CES-D Scale does not preserve the original factorial structure.

Translated title of the contributionValidation of two short versions of the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale in Colombian adolescents
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalAtencion Primaria
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

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