|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2662710||1140518||2015||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
Mood states of youth have a strong influence on their cooperation, comfort, and engagement in many health care and educational settings. Children who are fearful, angry, or sad are more likely to have difficulty learning new skills or connecting with others. Many interventions are used in hospital and school settings to help youth, but it is difficult to assess their effectiveness without appropriate assessment tools that are easy to administer, age appropriate, and psychometrically sound. We examined the validity and reliability of the Fast Assessment of Children's Emotions (FACE). After obtaining parental consent and youth assent, 61 patients ages 12 to 17 years were recruited from the psychiatry services at a large children's hospital. Participants completed the FACE, the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS), and a measure of satiety at three time points—before and after a 60-minute psychotherapeutic intervention and after lunch. The FACE measure was significantly correlated with the BRUMS (r2 = 0.85; p < .001) and not correlated with the satiety measure (r2 = −0.17; not significant). Cronbach's α for the FACE was 0.7734. The FACE showed significant changes in mood from before to after the therapeutic intervention for all patients. For general psychiatry patients, the FACE did not change significantly after lunch, although for patients with eating disorders, the FACE did indicate an increase in distressed emotions after lunch. This finding indicates sensitivity to change in a clinically meaningful manner. The FACE is easy to use and may be used quickly to assess mood changes in adolescents.
Journal: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Volume 29, Issue 4, July–August 2015, Pages 335–342