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The Reliability and Validity of Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia - Present and Life-time Version - Persian Version



Background:  The validity and reliability of a Persian version of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL-P) was evaluated.

Method:  The K-SADS-PL-P was administered to 102 inpatients (mean age = 15.3 yrs, SD = 1.81) in a child and adolescent psychiatric ward. The psychometric properties were evaluated in comparison to the results of clinical diagnosis.

Results:  The K-SADS-PL-P showed good-to-excellent concurrent validity in diagnosing current major disorders. Test-retest reliabilities of most of the current diagnoses were also good to excellent.

Conclusion:  The Persian version of the K-SADS-PL provides reliable and valid youth psychiatric diagnoses.