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Validating the Children’s Depression Inventory in the context of Rwanda

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, February 2016
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Title
Validating the Children’s Depression Inventory in the context of Rwanda
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12887-016-0565-2
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Authors

Agnes Binagwaho, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Sabin Nsanzimana, Corine Karema, Eric Remera, Vincent Mutabazi, Cyprien Shyirambere, Patrick Cyamatare, Cameron Nutt, Claire Wagner, Jeanine Condo, Nancy Misago, Yvonne Kayiteshonga

Abstract

Depression is often co-morbid with chronic conditions, and when combined with HIV it can increase progression and reduce survival. A brief and accurate screening tool for depression among children living with HIV is necessary to increase access to mental health care and improve HIV-related outcomes in the long-term. A validation study was conducted, comparing the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) with a structured clinical assessment as the gold standard among children living with HIV ages 7-14 years in Rwanda. The response rate was 87 % and the analysis was performed among 100 study participants. Twenty-five percent of children had a diagnosis of depression based on the clinical interview. Sensitivity of the CDI ranged from 44 to 76 % and specificity was 92 to 100 % for cut-off scores from 5 to 9. The area under the curve (AUC) for receiver operating characteristic analysis, an estimate of overall accuracy, was 0.87 (95 % confidence interval: 0.77 - 0.97). The significant prevalence of depression among children living with HIV in Rwanda reflects a critical need to advance mental health care in this population. Although overall accuracy of the CDI is reasonable in this context, further research needs to be done to develop a more sensitive measure of depression in this vulnerable population. Development of a highly sensitive screening measure will be a fundamental step towards improving access to mental health care among children living with HIV, potentially improving health outcomes and quality of life in the long-term as this vulnerable population transitions into adulthood.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Rwanda 1 <1%
Unknown 137 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 25%
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 10 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 25 18%
Unknown 25 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 14%
Psychology 17 12%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 33 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 331. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 October 2017.
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