Propiedades psicométricas del Centro de Estudios Epidemiológicos, Escala de depresión para adolescentes en Bulgaria

  • Ivelina Tsocheva University of Roehampton (United Kingdom)
  • Bilge Uzun Bahcesehir University (Turkey)
  • Cecilia A. Essau University of Roehampton (United Kingdom)

Resumen

En el presente estudio se evaluaron las propiedades psicométricas de la versión búlgara de la “Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale” (CES-DC), una escala auto-informada de 20 ítems diseñada para medir síntomas depresivos en niños y adolescentes. Un total de 700 adolescentes (323 niñas y 377 niños), de 13 a 17 años, participaron en el estudio. Además de la escala CES-DC, los adolescentes también contestaron el “Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire” (SDQ) y el “Spence Child Anxiety Scale” (SCAS). Los resultados del análisis factorial confirmatorio mostraron índices de ajuste adecuados, demostrando la validez de las cuatro dimensiones de la escala original. La CES-DC correlacionó de manera significativa con las puntuaciones totales de la SDQ y sus subescalas, mostrando que niveles elevados de síntomas depresivos se asocian con niveles altos de problemas emocionales y conductuales. En general, los resultados evidencian la validez factorial y fiabilidad de la versión búlgara de la escala CES-DC en muestras adolescentes de Bulgaria.

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