A New Statistical Paradigm for Measuring Psychopathology Dimensions in Youth
PI: Robert Gibbons
Dates: 05/27/2013 – 05/26/2018
Grant #: FP052801
Description: We propose to develop, test, and apply a new Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) approach to measuring the severity of depression, anxiety, mania, disruptive behavior, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders in children and adolescents (9-17 years). Building on our success in developing a CAT-based measure for assessing adult psychopathology, this proposal contributes both methodologically and scientifically to research on the assessment of pediatric psychopathology. The proposed work will advance mental health research and will improve psychiatric screening and monitoring in primary care.