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Standardized screening for mental health needs of detained youths from various ethnic origins : the Dutch Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version (MAYSI-2)

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In the U.S., the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) has been shown to be a reliable and valid tool to identify youth with mental health needs upon entry in detention facilities. The present study examined the factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity of the Dutch MAYSI-2 administered as part of routine clinical assessments in up to 955 detained male adolescents. Standardized mental health screening questionnaires (Youth Self-Report and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) were used to test the convergent validity of the Dutch MAYSI-2. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the factor structure of the original MAYSI-2 could be replicated with the Dutch MAYSI-2. Internal consistency indices showed that the Dutch MAYSI-2 provides a reliable screening of mental health needs. In addition, the Dutch MAYSI-2 scales were related with conceptually parallel measures of the same targeted mental health needs in the total group. With a few exceptions, the internal consistency and convergent validity was supported across ethnic groups as well. Overall, these results suggest the psychometric properties of the Dutch MAYSI-2 to be promising. Implications and limitations of the current study's findings and directions for future research are discussed.
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DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE SDQ, CHILD-BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST, JUVENILE, JUSTICE, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, MALE-ADOLESCENTS, DISC-IV, DETENTION, OFFENDERS, STRENGTHS, SETTINGS, Self-report, Juvenile justice, Antisocial, Ethnicity, MAYSI-2, Mental, health, Screening

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Colins, Olivier et al. “Standardized Screening for Mental Health Needs of Detained Youths from Various Ethnic Origins : the Dutch Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second Version (MAYSI-2).” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT 37.3 (2015): 481–492. Print.
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Colins, O., Grisso, T., Vahl, P., Guy, L., Mulder, E., Hornby, N., Pronk, C., et al. (2015). Standardized screening for mental health needs of detained youths from various ethnic origins : the Dutch Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version (MAYSI-2). JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, 37(3), 481–492.
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Colins, Olivier, Thomas Grisso, Pauline Vahl, Laura Guy, Eva Mulder, Natasja Hornby, Christine Pronk, Monica Markus, Theo Doreleijers, and Robert Vermeiren. 2015. “Standardized Screening for Mental Health Needs of Detained Youths from Various Ethnic Origins : the Dutch Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second Version (MAYSI-2).” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 37 (3): 481–492.
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Colins, Olivier, Thomas Grisso, Pauline Vahl, Laura Guy, Eva Mulder, Natasja Hornby, Christine Pronk, Monica Markus, Theo Doreleijers, and Robert Vermeiren. 2015. “Standardized Screening for Mental Health Needs of Detained Youths from Various Ethnic Origins : the Dutch Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second Version (MAYSI-2).” Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 37 (3): 481–492.
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Colins O, Grisso T, Vahl P, Guy L, Mulder E, Hornby N, et al. Standardized screening for mental health needs of detained youths from various ethnic origins : the Dutch Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version (MAYSI-2). JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. New york: Springer/plenum Publishers; 2015;37(3):481–92.
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O. Colins et al., “Standardized screening for mental health needs of detained youths from various ethnic origins : the Dutch Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version (MAYSI-2),” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 481–492, 2015.
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  abstract     = {In the U.S., the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) has been shown to be a reliable and valid tool to identify youth with mental health needs upon entry in detention facilities. The present study examined the factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity of the Dutch MAYSI-2 administered as part of routine clinical assessments in up to 955 detained male adolescents. Standardized mental health screening questionnaires (Youth Self-Report and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) were used to test the convergent validity of the Dutch MAYSI-2. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the factor structure of the original MAYSI-2 could be replicated with the Dutch MAYSI-2. Internal consistency indices showed that the Dutch MAYSI-2 provides a reliable screening of mental health needs. In addition, the Dutch MAYSI-2 scales were related with conceptually parallel measures of the same targeted mental health needs in the total group. With a few exceptions, the internal consistency and convergent validity was supported across ethnic groups as well. Overall, these results suggest the psychometric properties of the Dutch MAYSI-2 to be promising. Implications and limitations of the current study's findings and directions for future research are discussed.},
  author       = {Colins, Olivier and Grisso, Thomas and Vahl, Pauline and Guy, Laura and Mulder, Eva and Hornby, Natasja and Pronk, Christine and Markus, Monica and Doreleijers, Theo and Vermeiren, Robert},
  issn         = {0882-2689},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT},
  keywords     = {DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE SDQ,CHILD-BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST,JUVENILE,JUSTICE,PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS,MALE-ADOLESCENTS,DISC-IV,DETENTION,OFFENDERS,STRENGTHS,SETTINGS,Self-report,Juvenile justice,Antisocial,Ethnicity,MAYSI-2,Mental,health,Screening},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {481--492},
  publisher    = {Springer/plenum Publishers},
  title        = {Standardized screening for mental health needs of detained youths from various ethnic origins : the Dutch Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version (MAYSI-2)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-014-9476-4},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2015},
}

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