The Youth Conduct Disorder (YCD) section is comprised of eight questions. These questions are part of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Predictive Scales (DPS) developed by the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, NY. The DPS focuses only on those items from the full module on Conduct Disorder that were found to be significant predictors of disorder. It has been shown to accurately determine adolescents who are at high probability of meeting diagnostic criteria (J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2001 April; 40 (4) 443-449).
Interview Setting and Mode of Administration
MEC Interview Room, Mobile examination Center. Audio computer assisted self interview (ACASI) in English or Spanish only. No proxy respondents or translators were used in situations when the respondents could not self-report.
Quality Assurance & Quality Control
The NHANES ACASI system had built-in consistency checks, including range checks, valid response checks, and checks for logical relationships. There were no skip patterns in YCQ, however.
Parents of youths 12-15 years of age were administered the full DISC Conduct Disorder module by telephone. These data are available in the NCHS Research Data Center.