Validez y confiabilidad de la escala del Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression en estudiantes adolescentes de Colombia.

Translated title of the contribution: Validity and reliability of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale in Colombian adolescent students

Paul Anthony Camacho, German Eduardo Rueda-Jaimes, José Fidel Latorre, Alvaro Andrés Navarro-Mancilla, Mauricio Escobar, Jorge Augusto Franco

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder is the second major cause of adolescent psychological incapacitation in Latin-America. However, scales for detecting these disorders have not been validated for screening adolescents in Colombia. OBJECTIVE: The validity and reliability of a Spanish translation of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies (CES-D)-Depression scale was assessed in adolescent students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A validation study for a diagnostic scale was performed with a sample of 390 adolescent students from Bucaramanga, Santander Province, in northwestern Colombia. The students were evaluated by two methods: (a) the CPS-depression scale and (b) a semi-structured clinical interview. Three to 28 days after the interview, the scale was re-applied. Criterion validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability was analyzed. RESULTS: The mean age was 14.8 +/- 1.2 years old. The prevalence of major depressive disorder was 11.5%. Cronbach's alpha was 0.85. The area under the curve produced by the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.82, and the cut point of > or =23 showed a sensitivity of 73.3%; specificity, 73.6%; positive predictive value, 26.6%, and negative predictive value, 95.5%. Lin's coefficient of concordance was 0.75. CONCLUSIONS: The validity and reliability of the Spanish translation of the CES-D scale were similar to those reported in the international literature although with a higher cut point. CONCLUSIONS: The validity and reliability of the Spanish translation of the CES-D scale were similar to those reported in the international literature although with a higher cut point.

Translated title of the contributionValidity and reliability of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale in Colombian adolescent students
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)260-269
Number of pages10
JournalBiomedica
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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