Puntos de corte de la versión española del Cuestionario de Cualidades y Dificultades (SDQ)

  1. Pedro Javier Rodríguez Hernández 1
  2. Moises Betancort 2
  3. Gustavo Mario Ramírez Santana 2
  4. Ruth García 3
  5. Emilio José Sanz Álvarez 4
  6. Carlos de las Cuevas Castresana 5
  1. 1 Hospital de Día Infantil y Juvenil “Diego Matías Gui-gou y Costa”. Servicio de Psiquiatría. Hospital Universi-tario Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria. Tenerife.
  2. 2 Departamento de Psicobiología y Metodología. Univer-sidad de La Laguna. Islas Canarias.
  3. 3 Instituto de Psiquiatría. Londres.
  4. 4 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

  5. 5 Departamento de Psiquiatría. Universidad de La Lagu-na. Islas Canarias
Revista de Psiquiatría Infanto-Juvenil

ISSN: 2660-7271

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 31

Issue: 3

Pages: 23-29

Type: Article

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Introduction: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) was developed by Professor Robert Goodman at the Institute of Psychiatry (UK) in the 1990’s. It is a brief behavioural screening instrument internationally used for the screening of mental health problems in children and adolescents. It consists in a 25 item questionnaire with 5 different scales: emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity / inattention peer relationship problems and prosocial behaviours. Its simple administration and interpretation has made it a very useful tool in paediatrics. The SDQ has been translated and validated in more than 70 languages, these includes a Spanish version. It is widely used as an adequate tool for epidemiological, early detection and clinical studies, as demonstrated by its psychometric properties. Material and methods: Parents and teachers ratings of SDQ were collected for a community-based sample of 597 children between 7 and 10 years, in which both genders were equally represented. Statistical evaluation of cutt-offs were performed. Bandings identifying normal, borderline, and clinical ranges were defined for each scale. Results: The present study reveal cut off results sensibly different to those obtained in other languages. Conclusions: The Spanish translation seems to be a similarly useful tool as the original English and other languages questionnaire.

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