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Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale (PEDS)

Specialty:

Psychiatry

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ICD-10:

Description:

The Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale (PEDS) can be used to rapidly evaluate the behavior of a child who has experienced a traumatic event. It consists of 21 items (17 general behavior, 4 event specific) rated by the parent or guardian. The authors are from The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina, and Utah State University.

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