A brief self-report test that helps assess cognitive, affective and behavioral signs of depression in children and adolescents 7 to 17 years old. Application: The Children’s Depression Inventory contains 27 items, each of which consists of three statements. For each item, the individual is asked to select the statement that best describes his or her feelings for the past two weeks. The assessment is designed for a variety of situations, including schools, child guidance clinics, pediatric practices, and child psychiatric settings. Administration:
The Children’s Depression Inventory is used by clinicians and counselors to help: * Assess self-reported key symptoms of depression, such as a child’s feelings of worthlessness and loss of interest in activities * Support diagnosis and treatment planning * Conduct clinical research Time Requirements: 10 – 15 minutes Scoring and Interpretation: * Negative Mood * Interpersonal Difficulties * Negative Self-Esteem * Ineffectiveness * Anhedonia Norms The normative sample used for scoring the CDI was divided into groups based on age (ages 7–11,12–17) and gender.
The normative sample includes 1,266 public school students (592 boys, 674 girls), 23%of whom were African-American, American Indian or Hispanic in origin. Twenty percent of the children came from single-parent homes. The internal consistency coefficients range from . 71 to . 89 and the test-retest coefficients range from . 74 to . 83 (time interval two-three weeks). The CDI Manual documents the discriminant and concurrent validity research, the factor structure, and the CDI’s sensitivity to change. The manual also includes an annotated bibliography. Outline
Research Question: Is Child Depression Inventory (CDI) a reliable and appropriate assessment for depression diagnosis in children ages 7 to 17 years old? Introduction: This section will be used for explanation and history of CDI. Body: Research and critical review of literature. o What studies have been conducted on CDI effectiveness? o How reliable are these studies? o Has CDI resulted in diagnosis of depression in children 7 – 17? Conclusion: Was CDI found to be effective? Is there any further research needed? References: At least 12 references about CDI effectiveness.