Criterion validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire and one- and two-item depression screens in young adolescents

@inproceedings{Rhew2010CriterionVO,
  title={Criterion validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire and one- and two-item depression screens in young adolescents},
  author={Isaac C. Rhew and Kate Simpson and Melissa Tracy and James Lymp and Elizabeth A McCauley and Debby W. Tsuang and Ann Vander Stoep},
  booktitle={Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND The use of short screening questionnaires may be a promising option for identifying children at risk for depression in a community setting. The objective of this study was to assess the validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ) and one- and two-item screening instruments for depressive disorders in a school-based sample of young adolescents. METHODS Participants were 521 sixth-grade students attending public middle schools. Child and parent versions of the SMFQ… CONTINUE READING

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