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Table 4 Depression Self Rating Scale: individual item psychometrics

From: Validation of cross-cultural child mental health and psychosocial research instruments: adapting the Depression Self-Rating Scale and Child PTSD Symptom Scale in Nepal

  No Indication to Treat (n = 134) Indication to Treat (n = 28)    
Item Mean SD Mean SD Inter-item Correlation T-test Adj. p-value*
1. Look forward to things 1.46 0.54 1.39 0.57 0.14 0.60 NS
2. Sleep 1.69 0.48 1.39 0.57 0.30 2.56 0.27
3. Crying 0.87 0.45 1.18 0.48 0.30 3.12 0.05
4. Like playing 1.37 0.61 1.32 0.55 0.16 0.45 NS
5. Running away 0.13 0.38 0.29 0.53 0.14 1.42 NS
6. Tummy aches 0.99 0.42 1.11 0.57 0.06 1.08 NS
7. Lots of energy 1.43 0.50 1.07 0.38 0.33 4.25 0.00
8. Enjoy food 1.26 0.49 1.18 0.55 0.09 0.74 NS
9. Stick up for self 1.25 0.54 1.07 0.60 0.42 1.42 NS
10. Not worth living 0.42 0.57 0.96 0.74 0.40 3.67 0.02
11. Good at things 1.37 0.52 1.36 0.56 0.22 0.14 NS
12. Enjoy things 1.46 0.50 1.29 0.46 0.16 1.82 NS
13. Talking with family 1.82 0.38 1.46 0.64 0.29 2.85 0.14
14. Bad dreams 1.01 0.42 1.32 0.48 0.23 3.16 0.05
15. Feel lonely 0.35 0.54 0.82 0.67 0.52 3.49 0.02
16. Easily cheered up 1.18 0.75 0.79 0.88 0.22 2.21 0.59
17. Unbearable sadness 0.88 0.56 1.21 0.63 0.34 2.60 0.25
18. Bored (disinterested) 0.61 0.61 1.00 0.61 0.31 3.07 0.07
  1. * p-value corrected for 18 tests using Bonferroni-type corrections. Adjusted p-values are only presented for those items with significant unadjusted p-values. NS refers to nonsignificant unadjusted p-values.