Reliability and validity of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5-Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Criteria: preliminary evidence from a sample of 217 Italian adolescents

A. Somma, D. Carlotta, F. Boni, E. Arlotta, E. Masci, S. Busso, C. Cerioli, R. Manini, S. Borroni, A. Fossati

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and San Raffaele Turro Hospital, Milan, Italy


The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian translation of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Clinician Version (SCID-5-CV) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) module in a community sample of male adolescents.


217 male adolescents with problem behavior/poor performance at school were administered the SCID-5-CV ADHD module by trained clinicians during school time. Participants received also the Italian translations of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale, the Wender Utah Rating Scale, and the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ Conduct Disorder Scale. Official school behavior and subject grades were collected. 


Our findings suggested that DSM-5 adult ADHD diagnostic criteria may be reliably assessed using the SCID-5-CV ADHD module, at least in a community sample of male adolescents with problem behavior/performance at school. More than 6% of the participants qualified for a DSM-5 ADHD diagnosis; this finding was consistent with the available literature and supported the usefulness of adult ADHD diagnosis. All convergent validity coefficients were large (i.e., ≥ .50). A confirmatory bi-factor model proved to be the best fitting model of the SCID-5-CV ADHD symptom items.


We feel that our data provide first support to the reliability and validity of the SCID-5-CV ADHD module, at least among community male adolescents.

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