Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and the Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R): Reliability of the Hebrew version

Gil Zalsman*, Sagit Misgav, Eliane Sommerfeld, Yoav Kohn, Anat Brunstein-Klomek, Robyne Diller, Leo Sher, Joseph Schwartz, Gal Shoval, David H. Ben-Dor, Luisa Wolovik, Maria A. Oquendo

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Abstract

The Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R) are two widely used instruments, which measure depression in children and adolescents. This pilot study assessed the reliability of the Hebrew versions of these two instruments. Both CDRS-R and CDI were translated from English into Hebrew and then back translated. Seventeen healthy Israeli bilingual children volunteers were interviewed with both scales with a one day intermission between the interviews. Non-parametric correlations were used to compare scores in the two versions for each item. Results showed high agreement between the two versions for almost all items of the CDI and moderate to high for the CDRS-R. When CDRS-R summary scores for each item were compared, the agreement was high for this instrument as well. It is concluded that both CDI and CDRS-R Hebrew versions are reliable and can be used for studies of depression in the Israeli pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Children's depression inventory (CDI)
  • Children's depression rating scale-revised (CDRS-R)
  • Depression
  • Israel
  • Reliability; Hebrew
  • Suicide

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