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CAPN 15(4): CME test for Overview of Rating Scales in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Practice by Matthew E. Hirschtritt, B.A. and Denise Bedoya, M.A.

Please identify your answer by checking the appropriate letter that corresponds to your response.


1. Published scales can be used to assess broad domains or to assess specific diagnoses.

    A. True
    B. False

2. Rating scales can offer the clinician (check all that apply):
    A. Rich and layered information
    B. Uniform data collection
    C. Comparison of data across multiple patients and times
    D. Objective assessment of symptom severity

3. In which type of rating scale are pre-existing categories (such as a DSM diagnosis) used to group items in a scale?
    A. empirical-quantitative approach
    B. nosological approach

4. Replication of measurement, or the scale’s ability to produce the same result after repeated administration, is called:
    A. Reliability
    B. Validity

5. Which of the variables below is NOT a strong consideration when choosing the best rating scale for a patient?
    A. Recommended age group for specific scale
    B. Type and number of informants needed
    C. Whether DSM criteria need to be directly assessed
    D. Use of nosological data


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