Evaluation of the RAAPS Risk Screening Tool for Use in Detecting Adolescents With Depression
Article first published online: 16 OCT 2013
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages 20–25, February 2014
How to Cite
Salerno, J. and Barnhart, S. (2014), Evaluation of the RAAPS Risk Screening Tool for Use in Detecting Adolescents With Depression. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27: 20–25. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12060
No external funding was secured for this study.
Dr. Jennifer Salerno is the President of Possibilities for Change, the company offering license agreements for use of the web-based version of the RAAPS tool. The paper version is available for download at no cost at http://www.raaps.org
Sarah Barnhart: No financial disclosures.
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 16 OCT 2013
- Adolescent depression;
- depression questionnaires;
- preventive services;
- risk screening questionnaires;
- risk taking
Screening is vital to quality adolescent care, but using multiple surveys to screen depression and interrelated risk behaviors is difficult. The aim of this study was to evaluate RAAPS (Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services) effectiveness as a screening tool for adolescent depression.
Cronbach's α, area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were assessed.
Cronbach's α was 0.66 overall. The ROC curve is 0.86. Sensitivity and specificity were 0.86 and 0.71, respectively. The positive predictive value is 0.46 and the negative predictive value is 0.95.
Results indicate RAAPS may be an effective screening tool for identifying adolescent depression.