Multimethod, multi-informant agreement, and positive predictive value in the identification of child anxiety disorders using the scas and ADIS-C

Amy M. Brown-Jacobsen, Dustin P. Wallace, Stephen Perry Whiteside

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The current study sought to provide practical information for the clinical use of child and parent reports of child anxiety symptoms by investigating agreement between parent, child, and clinician as well as the predictive value of this information. Examining 88 anxious children and their parents, the study compared agreement by correlating parent and child responses on the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS); comparing parent and child responses to clinician data operationalized through continuous and dichotomous variables from the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children; and examining the relative clinical utility of parent and child reports on the SCAS in terms of positive and negative predictive value. Results indicated that parent and child agreement on the SCAS was moderate to high for most anxiety disorder symptoms and that both were generally consistent with clinician impressions. Moreover, both child and parent provided unique information to the diagnostic process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-392
Number of pages11
JournalAssessment
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Fingerprint

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety
Appointments and Schedules
Parents
Interviews

Keywords

  • child anxiety disorders
  • diagnosis
  • multi-informant agreement
  • positive predictive value
  • self-report measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Cite this

Multimethod, multi-informant agreement, and positive predictive value in the identification of child anxiety disorders using the scas and ADIS-C. / Brown-Jacobsen, Amy M.; Wallace, Dustin P.; Whiteside, Stephen Perry.

In: Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 382-392.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{a7d2a580cd8340f3b723bfacc979d644,
title = "Multimethod, multi-informant agreement, and positive predictive value in the identification of child anxiety disorders using the scas and ADIS-C",
abstract = "The current study sought to provide practical information for the clinical use of child and parent reports of child anxiety symptoms by investigating agreement between parent, child, and clinician as well as the predictive value of this information. Examining 88 anxious children and their parents, the study compared agreement by correlating parent and child responses on the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS); comparing parent and child responses to clinician data operationalized through continuous and dichotomous variables from the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children; and examining the relative clinical utility of parent and child reports on the SCAS in terms of positive and negative predictive value. Results indicated that parent and child agreement on the SCAS was moderate to high for most anxiety disorder symptoms and that both were generally consistent with clinician impressions. Moreover, both child and parent provided unique information to the diagnostic process.",
keywords = "child anxiety disorders, diagnosis, multi-informant agreement, positive predictive value, self-report measures",
author = "Brown-Jacobsen, {Amy M.} and Wallace, {Dustin P.} and Whiteside, {Stephen Perry}",
year = "2011",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1177/1073191110375792",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "382--392",
journal = "Assessment",
issn = "1073-1911",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Multimethod, multi-informant agreement, and positive predictive value in the identification of child anxiety disorders using the scas and ADIS-C

AU - Brown-Jacobsen, Amy M.

AU - Wallace, Dustin P.

AU - Whiteside, Stephen Perry

PY - 2011/9

Y1 - 2011/9

N2 - The current study sought to provide practical information for the clinical use of child and parent reports of child anxiety symptoms by investigating agreement between parent, child, and clinician as well as the predictive value of this information. Examining 88 anxious children and their parents, the study compared agreement by correlating parent and child responses on the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS); comparing parent and child responses to clinician data operationalized through continuous and dichotomous variables from the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children; and examining the relative clinical utility of parent and child reports on the SCAS in terms of positive and negative predictive value. Results indicated that parent and child agreement on the SCAS was moderate to high for most anxiety disorder symptoms and that both were generally consistent with clinician impressions. Moreover, both child and parent provided unique information to the diagnostic process.

AB - The current study sought to provide practical information for the clinical use of child and parent reports of child anxiety symptoms by investigating agreement between parent, child, and clinician as well as the predictive value of this information. Examining 88 anxious children and their parents, the study compared agreement by correlating parent and child responses on the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale (SCAS); comparing parent and child responses to clinician data operationalized through continuous and dichotomous variables from the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule for Children; and examining the relative clinical utility of parent and child reports on the SCAS in terms of positive and negative predictive value. Results indicated that parent and child agreement on the SCAS was moderate to high for most anxiety disorder symptoms and that both were generally consistent with clinician impressions. Moreover, both child and parent provided unique information to the diagnostic process.

KW - child anxiety disorders

KW - diagnosis

KW - multi-informant agreement

KW - positive predictive value

KW - self-report measures

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79961202388&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79961202388&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1073191110375792

DO - 10.1177/1073191110375792

M3 - Article

C2 - 20644080

AN - SCOPUS:79961202388

VL - 18

SP - 382

EP - 392

JO - Assessment

JF - Assessment

SN - 1073-1911

IS - 3

ER -