Translation into British Sign Language and validation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Roberts S, Wright B, Moore K, Smith J, Allgar V, Tennant A, Docherty C, Hughes E, Collingridge Moore D, Ogden R, Phillips H, Beese L, Rogers K
Record ID 32015000316
Authors' objectives: 1) To translate the SDQ into BSL; and (2) to use this new version with a cohort of deaf children, deaf parents and deaf teachers fluent in BSL across England, and validate it against a 'gold standard' clinical interview.
Authors' recomendations: A BSL version of the SDQ can now be used for national studies screening for mental health problems in deaf children. This will help us better understand the needs of deaf children and will enable earlier detection of mental health difficulties. It can also be used within clinical settings to monitor outcomes.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Sign Language
  • Communication
  • Child
  • Persons With Hearing Impairments
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Translating
  • Young Adult
  • Mental Health
  • Diagnosis
  • Child Behavior Disorders
  • Mass Screening
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme
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