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Título: A multi-group confirmatory factor analysis of the revised children's anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in Spain, Chile and Sweden
Fecha de publicación: 10-may-2022
Cita bibliográfica: Journal of Affective Disorders nº310 pág.: 228-234
ISSN: 0165-0327
Palabras clave: Adolescents
Cross-cultura study
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Resumen: Background: There is a need for a measure that can be used across countries and cultures to advance cross-cultural research about internalizing mental health symptoms in children and adolescents. The Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) is a potential candidate, but no study has examined whether its scales are measured similarly in youth populations from different countries. Methods: In this study, we use confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and multi-group CFA to examine the crosscultural properties of a short and free to use 30-item version of RCADS that assesses social, generalized, panic, and separation anxiety alongside depression and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. We tested the factor structure of RCADS in children and adolescents from Chile, Spain, and Sweden, recruited using different research designs (i.e., school-based studies and an anonymous web survey), and whether the factor structure showed measurement invariance across the three countries. Results: The proposed factor structure of RCADS showed good model/data fit in all three countries and was superior to a unidimensional model in which correlations among scale items were explained by a single broad internalizing factor. Each RCADS subscale showed adequate to excellent internal consistency in all three countries and multi-group CFA supported scalar invariance across the three countries. Limitations: No clinical sample was included. Conclusions: This study provides an important first step in supporting the use of RCADS in cross-cultural research on depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents, but more work on validity aspects of the scale across cultures is needed.
Autor/es principal/es: Cervin, M.
Veas Iniesta, Alejandro
Piqueras Rodriguez, J. A.
Martínez-gonzález, A. E.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/121013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.031
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 7
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Atribución 4.0 Internacional
Descripción: © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.031
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