Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5 (CASI-5) – Uganda

Information about Measure
First Name Richard Stephen
Last Name Mpango
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Affiliation Research Scientist, Mental Health Project, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
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Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5 (CASI-5) – Uganda
Mental health condition assessed Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Idiom of distress included, if any Several idioms of distress are captured in the adapted version of the scale
Lifestage of interest Childhood or Adolescence
Age range (age – age) 5-17
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Uganda
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Luganda
Clinical or community sample? Clinical
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? Caregivers of children attending a Child and Adolescent HIV Clinic at Butabika Hospital
Development procedures Culturally adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable
Cronbach’s alpha
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])
Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Mpango, R. S., Kinyanda, E., Rukundo, G. Z., Gadow, K. D., & Patel, V. (2017). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5 (CASI-5) for use in central and south-western Uganda: The CHAKA project. Tropical Doctor, 47(4), 347-354. doi:10.1177/0049475517724688
Notes when administering the tool The tool should be administered by trained research assistants who are fluent in Luganda. Trained research assistants should administer the tool to the primary caretaker of the children participating in the study.