Claudia Luísa Sena Gomes de Souza
Development and Psychometric Properties of the Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire for Adolescents (CD-Quest-T)
de Souza, Claudia Luísa Sena Gomes; Pires, Pedro Paulo; Couto, Isabela S. L.; de Vasconcelos, Nina S. S. M.; Menezes, Igor G.; de Oliveira, Irismar Reis
Pedro Paulo Pires
Isabela S. L. Couto
Nina S. S. M. de Vasconcelos
Dr Igor Menezes I.G.Menezes@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in OBHRM
Irismar Reis de Oliveira
Context: The Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire (CD-Quest) is an instrument that identifies logical errors or cognitive distortions, only available for adults, and used in trial-based cognitive therapy (TBCT).
Purpose: To develop and validate a version of the CD-Quest for teens (CD-Quest-T) aged 11 to 17 years, and test its psychometric properties.
Method: A total of 299 students participated in the investigation. After having its content validity assessed, the language was adapted to the age group, and the instrument was reduced to 8 items (from the initial 15). Five cognitive therapists analyzed the content and structure of the items. Lastly, to investigate the construct validity of the CD-Quest-T, the instrument was divided into a full scale and two subscales, which measure the frequency of the distortions and the magnitude attributed to them.
Results: The overall internal consistency of the scale was α = 0.77, whereas for the frequency scale, it was α = 0.75, and for the intensity scale, α = 0.73. Results from exploratory factor analysis and concurrent validity indicated that the CD-Quest-T items have good psychometric properties and generate scores reliably.
Conclusion: The psychometric properties of the CD-Quest-T demonstrate its adequacy to measure cognitive distortions in adolescents.
de Souza, C. L. S. G., Pires, P. P., Couto, I. S. L., de Vasconcelos, N. S. S. M., Menezes, I. G., & de Oliveira, I. R. (in press). Development and Psychometric Properties of the Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire for Adolescents (CD-Quest-T). Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, https://doi.org/10.47626/2237-6089-2021-0214
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 13, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 30, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Dec 14, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 15, 2021|
|Journal||Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Adolescent; Cognitive distortions; Psychometrics; Questionnaire|
|Related Public URLs||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34802202/|
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