Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

We have provided some completed PROMs to give you a more complete view of the worked examples. If you are not familiar with the PROMs used, please read the short summary below, or click on the links for more details:

The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)

The RCADS is a 47-item, questionnaire with parent- and CYP-report versions. Items are rated on a 4-point Likert-scale from 0 (‘never’) to 3 (‘always’).

There are 6 subscales, covering symptoms of:

  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Major depressive disorder (MDD).

The RCADS also yields a Total Anxiety Score (sum of the 5 anxiety subscales) and a Total Internalizing Scale (sum of all 6 subscales).

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The SDQ is a 25 item behavioural screening questionnaire with CYP- and parent-report versions. It is rated on a 3 point scale from ‘not true’ to ‘certainly true’.

The SDQ has 5 subscales, covering the following:

  • Emotional symptoms
  • Conduct problems
  • Hyperactivity/inattention
  • Peer relationship problems
  • Prosocial behaviour

It also yields a ‘total difficulties’ score (sum of the first four subscales).

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