Author(s) : Suzy O'Connor, Terri Carney, Emma House, Eamonn Ferguson and Rory O'Connor
Publisher : GL Assessment, 2010
SKU : PG_PIED
Purpose: Screen children and young adults for anxiety and depression
Age: 8 - 16 years
Time: 5 - 10 minutes
Based on the Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale (HADS), the Paediatric Index of Emotional Distress (PI-ED) is a valid and reliable self-rating scale that screens children and young people for emotional distress.
The PI-ED assesses psychological distress using one brief questionnaire, comprising 14 questions that are presented on one page. It asks children and young people about their symptoms of anxiety and depression. A concrete cut-off score then clearly identifies individuals most in need of further clinical assessment and intervention.
The PI-ED is the only measure of its kind designed for use with both children that have physical health problems (i.e. those in paediatric clinics and hospitals) and children in a normal population.