Child Depression Inventory (CDI)
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Child Development Inventory
Supplemental: Epilepsy, Headache, Mitochondrial Disease (Mito) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric
|Short Description of Instrument||
Purpose: Assesses cognitive, affective and behavioral signs of depression in children and adolescents 7 to 17 years old.
Strengths: Self report tool over a short period of time to assess a child's feelings. It does not include somatic symptoms of depression that may be related to a child's mitochondrial disorder versus a symptom of depression.
Weaknesses: The CDI is a self report tool and therefore limited to a population who is cognitively able to answer the questions.
Specific to Mitochondrial Disease: The tool has not been validated in children with mitochondrial disorders but depression has been reported in adults with mitochondrial disorders and is likely present in children and adolescents as well.
Primary Dependent Measures: The CDI gives a total score and five subscores divided by age and gender.
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Document last updated April 2020