Skip to main content

Table 1 Means on ChYMH scales

From: The Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH): An examination of the psychometric properties of an integrated assessment developed for clinically referred children and youth

  Means-based comparison by sex Means-based comparison by age  
Scale Mean
(4–12 years)
(13–18 years)
Grand Mean
Aggressive/Disruptive behavior Scale 6.99(5.15)a 5.23(4.87)b 7.13(5.29)a 5.09(4.54)b 6.37 (5.12)
Anhedonia Rating Scale 3.44(4.05)a 3.60(4.04)a 2.83(3.65)a 4.66(4.34)b 3.50 (4.05)
Anxiety Scale 6.60(5.51)a 7.15(5.77)a 7.12(5.80)a 6.78(5.27)a 6.99 (5.61)
Caregiver Distress Scale 0.76(0.82)a 0.65(0.76)b 0.66(0.79)a 0.83(0.83)b 0.72 (0.80)
Communication Scale 1.40(1.61)a 0.93(1.34)b 1.32(1.61)a 1.07(1.39)b 1.23 (1.54)
Cognitive Functioning Scale 2.38(1.60)a 1.70(1.60)b 2.30(1.62)a 1.89(1.60)b 2.14 (1.63)
Depressive Symptoms Scale 11.38(7.12)a 12.64(7.77)b 11.45(7.35)a 12.47(7.49)b 11.82 (7.41)
Distractibility/Hyperactivity Scale 6.90(5.51)a 7.15(5.78)b 9.89(5.00)a 7.94(4.63)b 9.17 (4.95)
Peer Conflict Scale 0.43(0.81)a 0.43(0.77)a 0.39(0.76)a 0.52(0.86)b 0.43 (0.80)
Sleep Difficulties Scale 4.20(3.81)a 4.40(3.97) a 4.17(3.79)a 4.46(4.01)a 4.27 (3.87)
  1. N = 1297, higher scores indicate greater risk. Within the means-based comparison by sex column, different superscripts equal significant differences between males and females at p < 0.05. Within the mean-based comparison by age column, different superscripts equal significant differences between younger and older children and adolescents at p < 0.05