The revised version of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders (scared-r): Further evidence for its reliability and validity

P.E.H.M. Muris*, H.L.G.J. Merckelbach, A.M.L. van Brakel, B N. Maijer

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The revised version of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED-R) is a self-report questionnaire that intends to measure symptoms of childhood anxiety disorders as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM: American Psychiatric Association, 1994). The current article presents three studies which examined in more detail the reliability and validity of the SCARED-R. Study 1 (N = 101) demonstrated that the SCARED-R possesses satisfactory test-retest stability. Study 2 (N = 71) shows that the child-parent agreement of the SCARED-R is rather low. Study 3 (N = 88) provides support for the concurrent validity of the SCARED-R. More specifically, SCARED-R scores were correlated in a meaningful way with scores on the Children's Anxiety Scale, a questionnaire that also measures DSM-defined childhood anxiety symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-425
JournalAnxiety Stress and Coping
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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