Corresponding Author Information: Elif Erol
Session Abstract: AIM: While working with children in clinic, it is noteworthy that there is a limitation measurement tools of that measure behavior, symptoms and pathology in the field despite the importance. The current measurement tools used as an adaptation form in our country. Since the tests adapted from different cultures have difficulties in terms of language and cultural codes, it is important that each country has its own culture and language. So the aim of this study is to develop a tool that can measure mental symptoms of children and support the detection and treatment. METHODS: 717 children (357 EFA, 128 criterion validity, 232 DFA) among 8-13 years old were included in the scale. Child Symptom Assessment Inventory draft form and Demographic Information Form, The Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used in the study. RESULT: During the development phase of the scale, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyzes were performed. Content validity, construct validity, convergent and discriminant validity with a similar scale (SDQ) were examined in order to test the validity of the scale. Besides internal consistency analyzes and 27% lower-upper group comparisons to determine the discrimination of substances were examined to test the reliability, correlation analyzes were conducted to determine the relationships between the scales and last but not least the cut-off point analysis was examined. As a result of all analyzes, a structure consisting of 6 dimensions and 30 items was obtained. These factors are named as Destructive Symptoms, Depressive Symptoms, Maladjustment to the Objective Reality, Cognitive Problems, Anxiety Symptoms and Impulsivity Symptoms. DISCUSSION: It was seen that the scale has good validity and reliability and can be used in the field.
Elif Erol | İstanbul Rumeli Üniversitesi
Elif Erol graduated doctorate in clinical psychology from Arel University. She works in Istanbul Rumeli University as a lecturer. She is particularly concern with mother-infant psychology, as well as child and adolescent development and psychology.