Psychometric Properties of the Parent Version of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale in a Clinical Sample of Turkish Children and Adolescents

Gormez V., Kilincaslan A., Ebesutani C., ÖRENGÜL A. C., Kaya I., Ceri V., ...More

CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, vol.48, no.6, pp.922-933, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10578-017-0716-1
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.922-933
  • Keywords: Parent-report, Anxiety, Depression, Reliability, Validity, Turkish translation, SYMPTOMS, DISORDERS, VALIDITY, RELIABILITY, STRENGTHS, RCADS, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, PREVALENCE, UNIVERSAL, AGREEMENT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale-Parent version (RCADS-P) is a self-report questionnaire that assesses dimensions of DSM-based anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Turkish version in a clinical sample of 483 children and adolescents. The child and parent versions of the RCADS, parent versions of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Depression Scale were administered. Current psychiatric diagnoses were assessed via the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children, Present Version. The RCADS-P demonstrated high internal consistency and test-retest reliability, and good convergent, divergent, and discriminant validity. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the DSM-related six-factor structure. With its demonstrated favorable psychometric properties, the Turkish RCADS-P is currently the only validated parent-report instrument that assesses DSM-based anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents in Turkey.