British Journal of Psychiatry 1991; 11(159):36-40
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T. Fundudis, T.P. Berney, I. Kolvin, O.O. Famiyuwa, L. Barrett, S. Bhate and S. Tyrer, "Reliability and validity of two self-rating scales in the assessment of childhood depression", British Journal of Psychiatry, Supplement 11, Volume 159, pp. 36-40, (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1991).
A comparison was made of the reliability and validity of two self-rating scales, the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and Depression Self-Rating Scale (DSRS), in the diagnosis of depression in 93 children (aged 8-16 years) attending a university child psychiatry department. The two scales were of a comparable merit but had only moderate discrimination between depressed and non-depressed children, with each scale having a misclassification rate of 25%.