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Table 6 Properties of self-report questionnaires to detect ‘common mental disorders’

From: Validation of the Kirundi versions of brief self-rating scales for common mental disorders among children in Burundi

Instrument AUC (95% c.i.)) Cut-off score Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) PPV NPV J
CPSS 0.71 (0.58–0.84)** 11 89 26 0.52 0.73 0.15
   14 82 42 0.56 0.72 0.24
16 79 55 0.61 0.74 0.33
19 64 64 0.62 0.67 0.29
21 57 68 0.61 0.64 0.25
   26 39 90 0.79 0.62 0.30
DSRS 0.73 (0.60–0.85)** 12 75 49 0.55 0.70 0.24
   15 57 73 0.64 0.67 0.30
   18 46 94 0.87 0.67 0.40
   21 18 97 0.84 0.58 0.15
SCARED-41 0.75 (0.61–0.88)** 36 62 56 0.57 0.60 0.17
   41 62 82 0.76 0.69 0.43
   43 55 96 0.93 0.68 0.51
   45 50 96 0.93 0.67 0.46
  1. AUC, area under curve; CPSS, Child PTSD Symptom Scale; DSRS, Depression Self-Rating Scale; J, Youden’s index; NPV, negative predictive value; PPV, positive predicted value; PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder; SCARED-41, Screen for Anxiety-Related Emotional Disorder, 41-item version.
  2. **p < 0.01.