Birmaher, B., Brent, D. A., Chiappetta, L., Bridge, J., Monga, S., & Baugher, M. (1999). Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): A replication study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38(10), 1230–6.
Primary use / Purpose:
One of the commonest difficulties faced by children is anxiety. A number of children will experience clinical levels of anxiety and some will go on to develop a full blown anxiety disorder. Estimates suggest that approximately 10% of the population may experience an anxiety disorder at some time. Without adequate tools to measure levels of anxiety in children it is not possible to isolate the problem and give them the early attention they need. This is why the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) was developed and validated. This instrument measures anxiety using four domains: panic/somatic, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and school phobia.
The psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) are discussed in Birmaher, B., Brent, D. A., Chiappetta, L., Bridge, J., Monga, S., & Baugher, M. (1999).