Instruments measuring externalizing mental health problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths: a systematic review of measurement properties
- Paalman, C. H., Terwee, C. B., Jansma, E. P., and Jansen, L. M.
- BACKGROUND: Little is known about reliability and validity of instruments measuring externalizing mental health problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths.
AIMS: To provide an overview of studies on measurement properties of instruments measuring these problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths, their methodological quality and results.
METHODS: A systematic review of the literature in MEDLINE, EMbase, PsycINFO and Cochrane Library was performed. Evaluation of methodological quality of studies found was done by using the 'COSMIN-checklist'. Full text, original articles, published in English after 1990 were included. Articles had to concern the development or evaluation of the measurement properties of self-reported, parent-reported and/or teacher- or clinician-reported questionnaires assessing or screening externalizing mental health problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths. Specific results of analyses on (an) immigrant ethnic minority group had to be given.
RESULTS: Twenty-nine studies evaluating 18 instruments met our criteria. Most studies concerned instruments with known validity in Western populations, tested mainly in African Americans. Considering methodological quality, inequivalences between ethnicities were found, self-reports seemed to perform better, and administration of an instrument influenced reliability and validity.
CONCLUSION: It seems that the majority of instruments for assessing externalizing problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths is currently not sufficiently validated. Further evaluating existing instruments is crucial to accurately assess and interpreted externalizing problems in immigrant ethnic minority youths.
- PLoS One
- 1932-6203 (Electronic)
- Publication year:
- Symptom status:
- Cognitive/mental state
- Functional status:
- Cognitive/mental functioning
- Children (0-18)
- Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
- PRO / non-PRO:
- Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
- Type of measurement instrument:
- 1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
- ADHD-IV rating scale - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder IV rating scale
ASCA - Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents
BACAH - Behavioral Assessment for Children of African Heritage
CASI - Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index
CBCL - Child Behavior Checklist [see: proqolid, ZUYD (NL)]
Child Hostility Scale
CTS2 - Conflict Tactics Scale
DISC - Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (two forms: DISC-Y: youngster version; DISC-P: Parent version)
MACI - Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory
MAYSI - Massachusetts Youth Screening
PCL - Psychopathy Checklist
PFAV - Past Feelings and Acts of Violence
PSC - Pediatric Symptom Checklist
RBPC - Revised Behavior Problem Checklist
SAC - Shortform Assessment for Children
SDQ - Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire
SNAP-IV - Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham-IV